Industry Courses

Introduction to Carbonate Core workshop

a half day overview of the Devonian in the  Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin

Instructors:  Eva Drivet, David Hills (Devon) and Laurie Slezak (Consultant)

Location:  ERCB Core Research Centre, 3545 Research Way N.W.

Date: TBD half day only

Course Fee:  $435.00 CDN (CSPG members), $560.00 CDN (non-members)

Maximum number of participants: 30

This half day course has been offered to the Student Industry Field Trip since 2010.  It starts with a one hour slide presentation by Eva Drivet on the basics of carbonate sedimentology, and continues with a core workshop exercise to compare and contrast limestone and dolostone reservoirs in two main depositional settings;  reef and reef interior. David Hills and Laurie Slezak assist with the core portion of the course, to allow students to have one on one discussion and make sure all questions are addressed properly.   Cores from the Devonian Swan Hills, Leduc and Nisku formations are selected for the displays.  The course is open to everyone, but will benefit those looking for a brief overview and refresher on Devonian carbonate reservoirs, and support staffs working with geoscientists on Devonian carbonate reservoirs.

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Methodology for describing clastic and carbonate cores

Instructors: Eva Drivet (Drivet Geological Consulting Ltd.) and Lisa Griffith (Enerplus)

Location: ERCB Core Research Centre, 3545 Research Way N.W.

Date: May 13, 2013 (8:30 – 4:30, lunch catered)

Course Fee:  $790.00 CDN (CSPG members), $915.00 CDN (non-members)

Number of participants: 8 to 12

This one-day workshop provides hands-on experience in examining and graphically describing carbonate and clastic core. Methods to record contacts (surfaces), lithologies, sedimentary structures, fossils/trace fossils (as applicable), and hydrocarbon staining will be introduced. Several methods to ensure the cores are in the right order, to address missing intervals (such as rubble zones), and to calibrate core to logs will be taught. Preliminary facies interpretations will be encouraged. After a short demonstration and overview from the instructors, participants will spend a half day graphically describing clastic cores, and the remainder transcribing carbonate cores (or vice versa). Described cores will be tied to petrophysical logs and core analysis, and a preliminary facies model identified. This part of the course is designed to give participants individual mentoring so they can gain practical experience and confidence in all aspects of getting a core description onto paper. (The methodology is easily transferred to any software package).

Carbonate cores used for this workshop include both Devonian reef and Mississippian ramp examples. The Alberta Devonian cores were selected to showcase limestone versus dolostone lithologies and how these lithologies impact rock textures and other characteristics (e.g. fracture density, abundance of breccias and diagenetic fabrics).  The Mississippian cores are from the Medicine River Field (Alberta), and provide an opportunity to describe contrasting ramp facies in the Pekisko and Shunda formations, including the contact with the overlying Jurassic Nordegg Formation.  Clastic cores were chosen to give participants the opportunity to compare and contrast fluvial reservoirs with those in shorefaces. All clastic cores are from Alberta, and include rocks from the Gething, Viking, Glauconite, and B.Q.  This course is open to everyone, but will benefit summer students, entry level geologists, and any geoscientist who needs a refresher with core descriptions.  The small student-instructor ratio allows an exceptional teaching environment to maximize one-on-one coaching and mentorship with the instructors, tailored to individual needs.

Click here to register. (registration deadline is April 26, 2013)



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