The continued expansion of petroleum exploration and development in deep water globally during the past decade has resulted in significant oil and gas discoveries. Most of the fields in deep water basins consist of four-way or combined three-way closures. However, significant discoveries around the African margin have renewed exploration focus on stratigraphic traps across the equatorial margin.

GTW Brazil 2014 follows the 12th Brazilian Licensing Round 2013, which has opened a total of 240 exploration blocks in new frontier areas across Brazil’s emerging and matured basins. Join the GTW Brazil discussion with highly regarded industry leaders in Latin America, Africa, and Gulf of Mexico. The GTW will provide attendees with a greater understanding of geological and geophysical attributes of stratigraphic traps in deepwater settings along with equatorial margin exploration analogues. The 2014 GTW Brazil will be held May 14-15 at the Windsor Barra Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information: Stratigraphic Traps and Play Concepts in Deep Water Settings

To advance understanding and promote knowledge sharing, the event will be co-hosted by AAPG Latin America Region and the Asociacao Brasileira de Geologos de Petroleo (ABGP).

The workshop is divided into four session themes that will focus on the elements necessary for success in stratigraphic traps and play concepts of deepwater settings.

  • Session 1: Case Histories and Global Analogs
  • Session 2: Evolving Concepts on Stratigraphic Traps
  • Session 3: Stratigraphic Traps in Brazil
  • Session 4: Role of Technology in Defining Stratigraphic Traps

The goal of this GTW is to develop new knowledge of stratigraphic traps and play concepts in deep water settings. Experienced practitioners and researchers will participate in lively discussions to share both personal experiences and best practices in applying geology and geophysics to the challenges of exploration, appraisal, development drilling, and reservoir characterization and simulation. The workshop will conclude with discussions in which lessons learned are applied to future endeavors. To facilitate the exchange of ideas, there will be no abstracts or publications released from this symposium. Participants will have many opportunities to network and to discuss with fellow practitioners.

Presentations Include:

An Overview of Stratigraphic Traps in Deepwater Settings: The Path Less Taken – Paul Weimer, PhD, Professor and Bruce D. Benson, University of Colorado

Big Bend: Eastern Mississippi Canyon GOM Exploration Success through Integrated G&G Technology – Ben Maxey, Noble Energy

Cretaceous Fan Plays of the African Transform Margin – Tracey Henderson, Kosmos Energy

Stratigraphic Trap Potential in Deepwater Depositional Systems: Pelotas Basin, Offshore Uruguay – David Lackenby, Alonso Navarro,  Dean Chergotis, BP Uruguay Exploration

Evaluation of Stratigraphic Traps, Block 47, Offshore Suriname – Hugh O’Reilly, Tullow Oil

The Predictive Power of Depositional Paradigms When Chasing Deep Water Sand-Rich Turbidites – César Cainelli, PhD, Vice President Exploration, Barra Energia

High-frequency forced regressions and their influence on stratigraphic trap generation: Examples from the Paleocene in Pelotas Basin, South Brazil – Jose Daudt, Garret Chong, BP Brazil Exploration

Regional Interpretation and Distribution of Deepwater Reservoirs in East Africa: A Predictive Tool for Identifying Potential Stratigraphic Traps – Brian W. Horn, ION

Seismic Stratigraphic Interpretation of a Prolific Deepwater Reservoir Using High Quality 3D in the Rovuma Delta, Mozambique – David M. Jones, Anadarko Petroleum

Mapping Deepwater Mass Transport Deposits from Colored Seismic Processing – Andreas Laake, Schlumberger

– and many MORE

** For program details and a full list of presentations please visit: HERE! **

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