Geology and Geophysics
This course reviews the basics of clastic sedimentology and its relation with exploration and development projects. The main types of sedimentary basin are briefly reviewed as well as the processes of erosion, transport and deposition of sediments by water and wind. This is followed by reservoir characterization including deterministic and stochastic approaches
Basin types and tectonic settings
The effects of base-level changes and syn-depositional tectonics on patterns of sediment distribution
The role of analogues in building reservoir models in different depositional settings.
Review of sedimentary environments
The basic mechanics of sediment erosion, transport and deposition
Post-depositional processes and products
Processes of sediment generation and supply in different settings: Alluvial, Deltaic, Coastal, Shallow marine.
Review of sedimentary environments: Slope, Deep marine, Aeolian, Lacustrine
Correlation and reservoir modeling