To achieve the best interpretation we need to use the most appropriate data in the most effective ways. We can only really do this if we understand the nature and origin of the data at our disposal, and can recognise the quality and applicability of that data to the problem we are trying to solve. A Systems Approach will enable us to more effectively address these issues, allowing us to be more focused and rigorous in our problem-solving.
In this webinar, Greg will explore the key elements of the Systems Approach to show how the effective evaluation of something as apparently straight forward as porosity requires an integrated understanding of a wide range of connected parameters from sources as diverse as cores, wireline logs, well tests, seismic analysis and even potential fields geophysics.
In the webinar example, we will see how the basin setting, sediment origin, transport and deposition, and the burial, compaction and cementation history all contribute to the nature of the final pore system.
This and many more critical thinking skills and examples will be explored in the upcoming course: Critical Thinking in Geoscience: The Value of Integrated Data Interpretation and The Skills Required to Frame and Solve the Problems, 7 - 11 May 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.
Greg Samways has been working as an independent Consultant for Robertson since January 2004. Prior to this, he was the Technical Director at Badley, Ashton & Associates Limited. His career is wide ranging. Greg has worked in many different basinal settings and plays, contributing to reservoir source and seal characterisation projects in conventional and unconventional, clastic and carbonate reservoirs. He has expertise in geological project scoping, integrating sedimentological and petrographical analysis, SCAL and CCA, borehole image analysis, chemo and biostratigraphy, organic and inorganic chemistry. His skills in sedimentology and structural geology include prediction of depositional environments and geometries, and permeability architectures in the subsurface, by comparison with subsurface and outcrop analogues, evaluation of fracture population orientations based on oriented core measurements and borehole images and palaeocurrent analysis from oriented core and borehole images.