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**This conference is now fully booked, if you have not pre-registered please do not turn up on the day as there will not be any places available**
Porosity and permeability exert a fundamental control on the economic feasibility of a petroleum accumulation and need to be quantified from basin access to mature production. Quantitatively reporting the mineralogy and pore space characteristics of reservoir rocks is vital in establishing the controls on reservoir quality. Only by doing so it is possible to build predictive capability, essential to successful geological modelling and cross-disciplinary integration. This issue is becoming ever more critical with exploration and production of petroleum in increasingly challenging conditions and from less conventional reservoirs.
Despite the importance to the industry of understanding the controls on porosity and permeability of reservoirs, fundamental issues lack consensus. Reservoir quality is controlled by interdependent sedimentary and diagenetic factors, including sediment provenance and weathering, depositional environment and climate, compaction, recrystallisation and dissolution, authigenic mineral growth, petroleum charge and structural deformation.
This conference seeks to address the factors and processes controlling rock properties of clastic and carbonate rocks as well as showcase novel analytical techniques and demonstrate diagenetic modelling capability. Delegates from both academic institutions and industry are encouraged to attend and contribute in order to represent the range of current reservoir quality research.
For further information please contact: Laura Griffiths, The Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG.Tel: +44 (0)20 7434 9944 Fax: +44 (0)20 7439 8975
Email Laura Griffiths