Ichnology of Petroleum Systems


FORCE - Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Network Group invites you to a two-day seminar on Ichnology of Petroleum Systems. A two-days seminar on Ichnology of Petroleum Systems will be hosted by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) in Stavanger, 17. and 18. November 2021. The seminar was planned before the pandemic but had to be postponed until now. It will consist of a blend of talks (including keynotes) and core-viewing sessions.

Date Time Duration Register by Location
17.11.21 09-16 2 days 08.11.21 Valhall-Ptil


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Submission of abstracts (talks and posters)

This forum aims to facilitate knowledge transfer and collaboration in the field of improved oil and gas recovery. The theme is integrated ichnological-sedimentological studies in exploration and production; contributions from the Norwegian Continental Shelf and overseas basins are welcome.
We encourage you to submit your abstract by October 31st 2021 to Dirk Knaust


Topics (related to ichnology)

-Facies interpretation
-Depositional environment
-Sequence stratigraphy
-Source-rock prediction
-Reservoir quality, modelling and upscaling
-Integrated case studies
-Relevant outcrop studies

Oral and poster presentations are welcome!



Knaust, Dirk (Equinor, Stavanger)
Applications of ichnology in petroleum systems - an overview

Wetzel, Andreas (University of Basel)
Ichnofabric tiering in response to oxygenation and burial of organic matter

Dorador, Javier (Royal Holloway, London)
Imaging techniques for ichnological analysis - application to deep-sea deposits


Core viewing
Selection of relevant cores from different depositional environments


FORCE seminars have previously been fully booked with waiting lists so you are encouraged to sign up as soon as you know you will attend.

Participant fees for 2 days seminar + dinner (This may be subject to change due to the Covid-19 pandemic)
FORCE member: NOK 1500,-
Non-member: NOK 3000,-
University/student: NOK 500,-

Important information:
You can register as a FORCE member and pay "FORCE member" price if you are an employee of a member company.
All FORCE member companies are listed here.

Payment is made online by credit card. Please note that no refunds will be given after you have signed up. If you for any reason can not attend the workshop, you are welcome to send a representative, just inform Linn Smerud as soon as there are changes.

Updated: 25/10/2021