Chasing carbonates at a basin scale

Whether you need to investigate a new basin, a play or several leads, looking for carbonate targets, we can provide a thorough assistance, from collecting and studying literature to analyzing any kind of available data, like 2D/3D seismic, well reports, petrophysical logs, rock samples and thin sections among others*. Possible carbonate leads/prospects can be scored and ranked using the in-house Carbonate Seismic Scorecard.  The final delivery, depending on client’s needs, will consist of one or more ppt presentations and a final detailed report. Several types of maps can also be delivered (e.g. play risk, isostructure, facies maps). 

In case you were also looking for not-only-carbonate reservoirs in your basin we can benefit from the expertise of well-known siliciclastic specialists from other companies, with a great deal of industry experience, in order to integrate the study.

* You can either send a copy of your data to us, or we can work remotely, or also we can physically come your office if you prefer. In all cases, confidentiality will be strictly guaranteed. 

Prospect seismic characterization

If you need to figure out whether you are looking at an actual carbonate structure or something else, this is the right place for answers. We can use our in-house Carbonate Seismic Scorecard and our seismic expertise to assign a quantitative value to your risk, answering all possible questions: What is the chance that we are looking at a carbonate structure? What is the depositional system? What is the facies distribution? Where can we find the best reservoir/SR/seal rocks?

As for the data needed, taking for granted that the more information is available the more accurate will be the model, we can work within a wide range of data, from a single seismic snapshot to a tight 3D seismic cube.  We can extract valuable information from a simple seismic section, a geomorphology map, the analysis of several seismic attributes (which can vary significantly from the ones used for siliciclastic bodies), frequency decomposition and so on.

Analog study

Especially when well data are missing, to recognize the correct analog to your play/prospect is of paramount importance, in order to populate your geological model with the right value and distribution of the reservoir parameters.

We can use our expertise to find the right producing field analogs from a massive database containing selected public information from hundreds of carbonate producing reservoirs worldwide.

Fieldtrip assistance

Whether you need to carry out some training for your geoscientists or just study some outcropping analogs of your carbonate reservoir, we can assist you thanks to our long experience in studying field examples of the most important (deep/shallow marine and lacustrine) carbonate plays.


Carbonate seismic interpretation and sequence stratigraphy applied to hydrocarbon exploration and development

This is a three-day classroom course during which you will learn the most important concepts of carbonate sequence stratigraphy, seismic stratigraphy and seismic attribute analysis which can be applied to hydrocarbon exploitation. The most important carbonate plays will also be disclosed.

This is a hands-on training, more practical than theoretical, in which many real examples will be illustrated and practical exercises will be given. Also, the use of the Carbonate Seismic Scorecard will be explained. The course, if needed, can also be integrated with an initial two-day introduction course on carbonate rocks.

Slides are in English, however, upon request, the course can also be held in Spanish, Italian or French. 

Very convenient special rates can be applied to universities.