FORCE Triassic Reasearch Proposal
01/08/2019 FORCE is inviting you to the FORCE Triassic Research Proposal on August 8th at NPD, Stavanger. Our aim is to discuss and establish a framework for an industry consortium to create a high resolution correlation framework for reservoir prediction in the Triassic of the Norwegian Central and Northern North Sea.
Background: A recent Joint Industry Project at the University of Aberdeen has made significant advances in understanding the Triassic of the UK sector of the Central North Sea. We propose extending the study into the Norwegian sector using the same structure and workflows. The project is multidisciplinary integrating sedimentology, biostratigraphy and heavy mineral analysis, with AI and machine learning by combining palynology from mudstones with heavy mineral, geochemical and detrital zircon data from sandstones. Analysis of the UK data suggests a series of point-sourced, distributive fluvial systems (DFS) from the Norwegian landmass form the principal Triassic reservoir intervals in the Norwegian sector. DFS recognition is important as it provides a framework to predict channel body dimensions, connectivity, net-to-gross, heterogeneity and grain size variations based on established downstream relationships in modern and rock record examples and analogue datasets to be collected as part of the consortium.