Venue: All talks take place at the University of Manchester, Williamson Building, Room 2.22 at 5:00 PM if not stated otherwise
Second Semester/ Spring 2016:
5th May 2016: Prof. Ben Kneller (University of Aberdeen)
"Mass transport, from top to bottom"
Abstract: The deposits of mass movements are practically ubiquitous in deep water, and occur at all scales. Although they almost never constitute reservoir in themselves, they have a major influence on reservoir distribution through the formation of accommodation on the slope, through the disruption of underlying section (including reservoir), and through the formation of seals. Mass transport deposits such as slumps and debris flow deposits (e.g. pebbly mudstones) can also be intercalated with potential reservoir within channels and basin floors, and have a significant impact on reservoir properties.
2nd June 2016: Dr. Bleddyn Davies (CGG)
"The human component of a fully integrated geoscience company"
Abstract: With over 7000 employees, people are very much at the heart of CGG’s passion for geoscience. Innovation and teamwork are considered the cornerstones to the success of CGG for more than 80 years. These qualities, more so than ever, are fundamental to a successful future for the company. Our interdisciplinary projects involve geology, geophysics, stratigraphy, geochemistry, basin modeling, sedimentological analysis, chemostratigraphy, structural geology, petrophysics and quantitative mineralogy, and require effective teamwork and innovation to integrate and optimize the combined outputs of these wide ranging disciplines.
The proprietary geology and geophysics department consists of a team of petroleum geologists, geophysicists, potential fields specialists and geoscientists, of varying backgrounds, with a comprehensive and extensive geological knowledge of the major hydrocarbon producing regions. The range of projects that we are contracted to deliver is varied, creating unique challenges on a project by project basis. This requires individual initiative and adaptability combined with a willingness to draw on the experience and breadth of knowledge within the department.
Progressive technical development is aided by integrated workflows and workshops, CGG training courses, and software specific seminars. A range of industry leading software allows the use of seismic attributes analysis, sequence stratigraphy, and seismic inversion to supplement fundamental 2D and 3D seismic interpretation, and ensures we apply innovative solutions to the ever changing challenges of the oil and gas industry.
27th October 2016: Prof. Chris Jackson (Imperial College London)
3rd November 2016: Dr. Daniel Le Heron (Royal Holloway)
Find out more on the Manchester AAPG student chapter pages.