Sedimentary Analogs Database Research Program
The Sedimentary Analogs Database and Research Consortium (SAnD) carries out geologic studies of the processes, tectonics, and quantitative morphology of basins around the world. SAnD research emphasizes the use of mega-merged 3D seismic data sets for quantitative seismic geomorphologic study of the basin fill, evaluation of source-to-sink relationships between the shelf, slope and deep basin and analyses of the influence of tectonics and fluids (such as gas hydrates) on the evolution of these complex continental margin settings. The program is currently in its 14th year and is funded by a consortium of hydrocarbon companies and supported by numerous software vendors and foreign energy ministries. The SAnD is widely considered the world’s premier research group in the application of seismic geomorphology to reservoir characterizations.
SAnd 2017 Annual Meeting
San Bernillio, New Mexico
October 6-8, 2017
The SAnD consortium will hold its annual Fall Fluvial-Deltaic-Shallow Marine meeting October 6 in Bernillio, New Mexico at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort with a core workshop in tight sand reservoirs. We will devote Friday to discussions of rift basin research, low net gross shelf sand reservoirs, reservoir modeling methodologies in transgressive, tidally-influenced reservoirs, parallic to slope seismic geomorphology of the NW Australian shelf, lacustrine mass failures, fluvial channel morphology, clinoforming fill in the Berbice Canyon of offshore Guyana and other topics.
Attendees and other company members are invited to attend a follow-on, two-day core and field workshop at the same location on October 7 and 8. We will spend the mornings looking at core from the San Juan Basin, the largest conventional gas basin in North America, then take the afternoon to visit the outcrops west of Bernillio, where Tiffany Hedayati, Khushboo Arora, Matt Huels and Alex Cheney have all worked. We will be examining in outcrop the lateral relationships in the low net:gross fractured tight sand reservoirs of the Tocito and El Vado Sandstones, the primary producing units of this massive gas basin. We will talk about controls on sand quality distribution, fracturability and how to recognize good versus bad rock. You will be able to fly out of Albuquerque, New Mexico early Sunday evening, or stay over if you want! Cost for the meeting and workshop will be only transportation, hotel and meals. Come and join us! We will send out an all invite and details soon.