Russian-Norwegian education cooperation in field teaching of oil geology

Category Other
Group GSI.IR
Location International Geological Congress,oslo 2008
Author Nikishin, Anatoly۱; Henriksen, Erik۲; Stoupakova, Antonina۳; Bolotov, Sergey۱
Holding Date 05 October 2008

Geological Faculty of the Moscow State University and StatoilHydro have organized joint educational project for field geology in the Crimea (Ukraine) using Field Camp of Moscow State University. We had field schools in 2004-2008 years. Every year 15 specialists from StatoilHydro and Norwegian universities go to the Crimean Field Camp of Moscow University for 7 days. We have five-days field excursion to study main features of Crimea geology and main types of reservoirs (delta complex, coast-line deposits, nummulite bank, coral reef, carbonate platform, turbidities, fractured reservoirs, channel systems and so on) and source rocks (black shales of Oligocene and Cenomanian/Touronian boundary). We have prepared new analyses of source-rocks composition, new thin-slices for sedimentary rocks, new petrophysical data. We study stratigraphical sections of Jurassic to Miocene deposits in mountains and along shore-line. At the same time, we study view of similar deposits on seismic lines in the Black Sea close to the Crimea (Odessa Shelf, Sorokin, Kerch-Taman and Tuapse basins, and Shatsky Ridge). Joint investigations of field data and seismic lines help better understanding how to do interpretation of seismic lines. New GIS-project was done for the Crimea-Black Sea region. New Geo Simulator project was prepared for this region also using StatoilHydro softwate. For every field stop we have photos of outcrops, data of different analyses, short descriptions, cross-sections and so on. The main purpose is to prepare good region to study integrated oil system for a large area for teaching of students of universities and oil geologists. South Crimea region is one of the best to study field geology for oil geologists. It has nice outcrops of carbonate and clastic rocks, different types of tectonic structures (folds, faults, thrust systems), recent and paleocarst in Upper Jurassic carbonates. Southern Crimea is well-studied region. There are a lot of possibilities to arrive by bus or car to many best outcrops from Sevastopol to Feodosia. There are a possibility to see outcrops from a sea-bout. Black Sea region has a big interest for oil geology investigations. Many companies study East Black Sea region (Tuapse Basin, Kerch Shelf, Shatsky Ridge, Sorokin Basin, Andrussov Ridge). For this reasons the Crimean geology has not only academician interest, but a possible window to Black Sea oil system.
Our Rissian-Norwegian initiative had influence to other oil companies and universities. Oil companies BP, TNK-PB, Rossneft, Schlumberger and universities of Tomsk and Tyumen used out results and had similar excursion to the Crimea. Our plan is to establish every-year field school for Norwegian universities and Moscow State University student and young specialists.