Clastic Depositionals Systems Course- 1 Day

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Dr. Mike Sweet will give an in-person, one-day, HGS short course on Gulf of Mexico Clastic Depositional Systems. Covers clastic "Source to Sink", facies and subsurface research.

HGS Short Course:  Clastic Depositional Systems

Mike Sweet, University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, March 28, 2024 
Core Lab 
Building 2
6323 Windfern
Houston, TX 77040
8:00am – 5:00pm
Attendees will receive a Certificate of Continuing Education for 8 PDH and digital course notes

HGS Members $295.00 
HGS Student / In Transition Members $95.00

Emeritus $140.00 
Non-members $350.00 

Registration will close Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 4 pm.**Non-Members can submit an application and pay their dues before registering to get the member price. Please call the HGS office at 713-463-9476 to be registered only AFTER your application and dues are submitted.**

Course Objectives
1) Understand how sediment is routed through clastic depositional systems from source to sink
2) Learn to identify clastic depositional environments using core, log and seismic data
3) Understand how the spatial organization of facies in each environment of deposition affects the subsurface flow of fluids.


Course Outline
Source-to-Sink concepts
The controls of grain size, sorting and diagenesis on porosity and permeability
Eolian Depositional Environments
Fluvial Depositional Environments
Shoreface Depositional Environments
Deltaic Depositional Environments
Marine Shelf Depositional Environments
Slope and Deep-Water Depositional Environments
Final Exercise


About the instructor: Dr.Mike Sweet

Mike Sweet is co-director of the Gulf Basin Depositional Synthesis Project (GBDS), an industry-supported research project that assembles and synthesizes well, seismic, and other data to establish a basin-scale depositional history of the Gulf of Mexico. His work focuses on the Cenozoic depositional system. He is interested in quantifying how sediment moves between depositional environments, particularly between shallow marine and deep-water environments. He is interested in how fluids move in the subsurface and on stratigraphic barriers and baffles to flow.
President, Gulf Coast Section of SEPM (2021 - 2022)
Gulf Coast Association of Geologic Societies, Technical Program Committee, GeoGulf 2021 Meeting - Austin (2020 - 2021)
Editor, AAPG Bulletin, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (2013 - 2016)

Instructor Contact Information:
Phone: 281-787-7001

March 28th, 2024 8:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
6323 WindFern
Building 2
Houston, TX
United States
Event Fee(s)
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HGS Member $ 295.00
HGS Student $ 95.00
Non-Member $ 350.00
Emeritus Members $ 140.00
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