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1st School on Sandstone Diagenesis

Geocosm geologists were among the organizers and lecturers at the First School of Sandstone Diagenesis, which was held on August 27-29, 2018. The school had a full capacity of well over 30 participants and included representatives from Europe, Africa, the Middle-East, and North America. Roughly 2/3 of the participants were doctoral candidates with the remainder…

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EAGE Presentation

Rob Lander and Linda Bonnell from Geocosm gave an invited presentation at the EAGE in Copenhagen regarding the state-of-the-art in reservoir quality prediction methods on June 11, 2018. Summary:Sandstone reservoir quality prediction has moved from a reliance on simple empirical trends (e.g., porosity vs. depth) to include process-oriented forward models. Process-oriented models are more accurate…

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Europe Touchstone Fundamentals Course, August 30-31

RQC members are welcome to attend a Touchstone Fundamentals course that we will be holding on August 30-31.  The course will be taught at GeoZentrum NordBayern, which is part of Friedrich-Alexander Universität in Erlangen, Germany.   Note that it is not necessary to participate in the 1st School on Sandstone Diagenesis that Geocosm staff will be helping to…

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Reservoir Quality and Burial Model Evaluation By Kinetic Quartz And Illite Cementation Modeling: Case Study of Rotliegendes, North Germany

This article published in the AAPG Bulletin represents part of Benjamin Busch’s Ph.D. dissertation and includes Geocosm’s Linda Bonnell and Rob Lander as co-authors. Silicate reaction kinetics provide a complementary means to other established paleothermal indicators such as organic maturation for evaluating thermal reconstructions. In this study we combine the use of an organic maturation…

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Clastic Reservoir Quality Prediction Models: Past, Present, and Future

In this invited talk at the Annual AAPG Meeting, Geocosm’s Rob Lander and Linda Bonnell review the history and current state-of-the-art in reservoir quality prediction models while also discussing potential future developments. Over the past 20 years reservoir quality assessment has expanded from a focus on description to encompass process-oriented models. These models predict rock…

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Controls on Reservoir Quality in Exhumed Basins: An Example from the Ordovician Sandstone, Illizi Basin, Algeria

This paper published in Marine and Petroleum Geology represents part of Kara English’s Ph.D. dissertation and involves the application of Geocosm’s Touchstone and T>Map simulation systems. Geocosm’s Rob Lander and Linda Bonnell are co-authors.  The animation below shows the T>Map simulation discussed in the paper. https://geocosm.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/TMap-Illizi-Basin-perm-animation-20fps1.mp4 Petroleum exploration in many North African intracratonic basins targets Early Paleozoic sandstones as the primary reservoir objective. These sandstones…

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PSA Webinar

Geocosm’s Rob Lander was the speaker for the Petroleum System Analysis webinar #5. A recording of the webcast is available on YouTube.

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