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Seismic Characterisation of Carbonate Platforms and Reservoirs

10 - 11 October 2018
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1. Geological Society Events, 2018 Year of Resources, Petroleum Group
The Geological Society (Burlington House)
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Abstract deadline: 16 April 2018

Fundamental advances in the seismic imaging and characterization of carbonate platform strata, including reservoir rocks, have revolutionized understanding of carbonate geomorphology, stratigraphy and reservoir architecture.

This meeting aims to synthesize these innovative developments and explore the variety of carbonate characteristics that can now be interpreted from modern and reprocessed seismic data. It will discuss and illustrate how the technology can be used in geological evaluation including for exploration, development and production, as well as for understanding long-term and large scale forcing of carbonate platform development.

The focus will be on practical geoscience applications and the meeting will provide a forum for lively interaction between the upstream oil industry, seismic contractors, and carbonate sedimentology researchers. 

Themes include

  • Seismic evidence for controls on carbonate platform development over millennial time scales and kilometric length scales
  • Seismic geomorphology and 3D internal architecture of carbonate platforms
  • Carbonate sequence stratigraphy and palaeogeography from seismic data, and the discrimination of carbonate, clastic and volcanic features
  • Carbonate seismic facies interpretation at reservoir scales and seismic characterisation of fractured carbonates
  • Seismic attributes for porosity and lithology discrimination, identification of epikarst, hypogene karst and hydrothermal dolomitisation
  • Using 3D and 4D seismic in carbonate reservoir modelling
  • Carbonate rock physics and potential for AVO and EEI in carbonates
  • Forward modelling carbonate geometries, seismic inversion and synthetic seismic models of carbonates
  • Tailoring acquisition and processing for carbonate objectives

Keynote speakers include

  •  Representatives from Shell, Chevron, Reposol, Total & RWTH Aachen

Call for papers - Deadline 16 April 2018

Submission for oral or poster presentations are welcome. Please email your abstract submission to Georgina Worrall as a Word document no later than 16 April 2018.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words with the option of being able to include one figure.


You can either register for this conference online or download the pdf registration form, and return it to the Conference Office.

Are you unemployed?  We have a special unemployed registration rate of £70.  If you are entitled to this rate, please register via the pdf form.

Jim Hendry (Tullow Oil)
Pete Burgess (University of Liverpool)
Dave Hunt (Statoil)
Xavier Janson (University of Texas, Austin)
Valentina Zampetti (Shell)


Registration rates

£ 150.00
£ 200.00
£ 150.00
£ 150.00
£ 30.00

Geolsoc Contact

Georgina Worrall

Burlington House

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