Fluvial stratigraphy is the subject of a short course taught at AAPG’s Summer Education Conference in Fort Worth. The course, which will be held on June 18, is ideal for individuals who would like to learn more about fluvial processes, and then how to interpret them and map them. The instructor, Dr. John Holbrook, is currently a professor at the TCU and has over 30 referred papers and books, 18 external competitive grants, and over 50 geological maps spanning subjects of Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, Paleontology, Geomorphology, Science Education, and Paleoseismology.

Participants will gain the foundations for understanding and predicting the geometry, connectivity, and permeability trends of fluvial reservoir systems at the scale of boreholes, fields, and basins. To accomplish this, the course is subdivided into six components that each convey a specific aspect of fluvial stratigraphy and each build sequentially upon knowledge gained from the preceding components. These components are, in order, fluvial geomorphology, fluvial facies, fluvial architecture, seismic geomorphology, heterogeneity and connectivity, and correlation. Fluvial geomorphology provides a background for understanding the flow dynamics, basin processes, and accommodation conditions that dictate formation and preservation of reservoir units.

For more information about the course, please visit the website: http://www.aapg.org/education/sec/details.cfm?ID=50 

The course, which is a part of the Summer Education Conference, is intended to help you build the core skills and knowledge you need in petroleum exploration and development in today’s integrative environment.

If you have any questions, please email educate@aapg.org

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