training

noun | train·ing | ˈtreɪ.nɪŋ | ˈtreɪ.nɪŋ |

"the process of learning the skills you need to do a particular job or activity"

observation of outcropping rocks helps in maximizing the interpretation of subsurface data

Our training programme covers relevant topics on carbonate systems, with a progressive focus on exploration

Our proposed field seminars provide a practical and high-quality training experience with a problem solving approach, to maximise the transfer of information from the outcrops to the sub-surface.

Different field seminars in different areas, as well as a wide range of office-based training course and seminars, can be arranged according to our client's requirements.

2020  Field  trip  programme

Ready to plan your 2020 field trip programme?

 

Check out our proposals, designed for: 

  • different skill levels, from early-career to experienced geoscientists;

  • project geoscientists needing just-in-time familiarization with carbonate systems

  • carbonate specialists working with complex problems.

A discounted cost of 3,500.00 € + VAT will be applied with booking made by 29 February 2020.

Cost will include tuition, guidebook, hotel, food and field transportation. Travel from/to the base of participants and personal insurance are not included.

 

All our field trips:

  • last 5 days;

  • include an introductory and final lectures/exercises;

  • will take place with a minimum of 3 participants.

 

Date, duration and content/level can be arranged for groups from single companies, upon request.

Contact us at info@stratageoresearch.com for booking. 

Cretaceous rudist-dominated depositional

Cretaceous Rudist-dominated depositional systems

(Mt. Parnassus, Greece)

A field trip focusing on Cretaceous rudist-bearing carbonates, which represent important reservoirs worldwide, from the Middle East through the Mediterranean and North Africa, to the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Day 1 - Introduction to the field-trip.

Day 2 - Lower Cretaceous. Internal organization and margin geometries of the Barremian-Lower Aptian rudist-bearing unit, discussing the architecture of the depositional system. Stratal patterns and geometries of well preserved shelf bank deposits composed by aragonite shelled rudists.

Day 3 - Mid Cretaceous. Features of the Upper Aptian-Cenomanian rudist-bearing unit. Seismic to sub-seismic scale geometries of the margin-to-basin transition and of the Mid-Cretaceous rudist shelf system, visiting the two different types of high energy facies.

Day 4 - Upper Cretaceous. Ramp geometris of the Turonian-Maastrichtian rudist-bearing units. The recovery of the carbonate deposition after a long-term emersion of the top of the platform, with hiatus and karst and bauxite soils. Different scales of the typical depositional dynamics of carbonate ramps: large shifting of facies belts forming progradational and retrogradational stratal patterns, punctuated by drowning unconformities and hardgrounds

Day 5 - Conclusions. Lecture and recall of the issues raised during the field trip

Period

Cost/person

31 August - 4 September

7 - 11 September 

€ 3,700.00 + VAT

Mountain Difficulty

Low to Medium

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Seismic and sequence stratigraphy of Carbonate systems

(Mt. Parnassus, Greece)

A field trip focusing on the application of seismic and sequence stratigraphy principles to carbonate systems. A geological and geophysical database will be used to illustrate and discuss principles of sequence stratigraphy and their application to real-world examples.

Day 1 - Introduction to the field-trip.

Day 2 Sequence stratigraphy in the inner platform setting

Objectives:

 Sequence Stratigraphy: TR Cycle boundaries, Transgressive Phase, Peak Transgression.

  • Depositional setting: inner to open platform, karst.

 Key Points:

  • Regional context of the Parnassus Platform.

  • TR Cycle boundaries in the inner platform setting

  • Inner platform facies

  • Platform emersion and bauxites

  • Recovery of the shallow water deposits and drowning succession

Day 3 - Sequence stratigraphy in the platform margin setting

Objectives:

  • Depositional setting: platform margin, open shelf.

  • Sequence Stratigraphy: TR Cycle boundaries, transgressive phase, regressive phase.

 Key Points:

  • Sequence boundaries in platform margin facies.

  • Facies distribution and heterogeneities at the reservoir scale.

  • Different types of margins along the same shelf.

  • Platformward and basinward progradation of rudist-bearing sand apron.

Day 4 - Depositional architectures, geometries and sequence stratigraphy in the platform margin to basin transition.

Objectives:

  • Regional Geology: initiation, evolution and demise of the Parnassus Platform.

  • Depositional setting: platform margin to basin transition.

  • Sequence Stratigraphy: seismic scale signature of Transgressive and Regressive Phases and their key surfaces.

KeyPoints:

  • Upper Jurassic to Upper Cretaceous TR Cycles.

  • Large-scale geometries of prograding and backstepping architectures

  • Basinal expression of sequence stratigraphic key surfaces

  • Platform drowning.

Day 5 - Lecture and recall of the issues raised during the field trip

Period

Cost/person

31 August - 4 September

7 - 11 September 

€ 3,700.00 + VAT

Mountain Difficulty

Low to Medium

Carbonate Analogues of Adriatic Petroleum System Elements (Central Apennines & Adriatic foreland, Italy)

Amazing outcrops associated with the petroleum system elements in the eastern side of the Adriatic Sea. A rich and diversified documentation from published subsurface data is provided, in order to give insight on hydrocarbon discoveries and producing fields associated with topics observed on outcrops.

Day 1 – Introduction to the field-trip.

Day 2 - Depositional architecture and potential petroleum system elements of the inner platform setting
Objectives:

  • Mesozoic Carbonates equivalent to the (Sub-) thrusted oil-bearing Mesozoic Carbonates offshore

  • Reservoir rocks – Cretaceous rudist bearing facies

  • Source Rocks – Cretaceous shales & marls

Key Points:

  • Depositional architecture of Lower to Upper Cretaceous shallow water limestones of the Apenninic Platform

  • Miocene unconformity

  • Internal characteristics and heterogeneities of Rudist-bearing facies and comparison with the reservoirs of the Val d’Agri fields

  • Organic rich deposits formed on shallow intra-platform basins

Day 3 – Petroleum system elements associated with the syn- and pre-orogenic evolution of the Central Apennines
Objectives:

  • Mesozoic Carbonates equivalent to the (Sub-) thrusted oil-bearing Mesozoic Carbonates offshore

  • Source Rock; Triassic shales

  • Tectonic inversion structures within thrust belts

Key Points:

  • The Gran Sasso shortcut structure.

  • Depositional characteristics of the slope succession of the Apenninic Platform.

  • Facies and sedimentological characteristics of Triassic bituminous shales of the Camicia Mt. euxinic basin and comparison with the Triassic-Liassic source rocks of the Adriatic

Day 4 – Petroleum system elements associated with the deformed internal portion of the Apulia Platform
Objectives:

  • Mesozoic and Cenozoic carbonates equivalent to the (Sub-) thrusted oil-bearing Carbonates offshore

  • Cretaceous escarpment bounded platform margin and base-of slope deposits;

  • Oil–bearing reservoir in Oligo-Miocene carbonate ramp;

  • Transition from carbonates to clastic succession;

  • Tectonic inversion structures within thrust belts.

Key Points:

  • Depositional evolution of a carbonate platform margin, from erosional to prograding.

  • Hydrocarbon impregnation related to different porosity types (fractures and biocalcarenites)

Day 5 - Lecture and recall of the issues raised during the field trip

Period

Cost/person

22 - 26 June

21 - 25 September

28 September - 2 October

€ 3,700.00 + VAT

Mountain Difficulty

Low

We carefully consider safety.

We plan our field trips minimizing the risks to our participants and our team.