Northside: Geologic Evolution of the Atlantic Margin Basin and Challenges Associated with Drilling....

Speaker John Dribus
John Dribus is the Global Geosciences Advisor for Schlumberger Oil Field Services.  He is a Reservoir Geologist with over 39 years’ of experience, and has worked all aspects of petroleum exploration, exploitation, and production geology. He worked five years as a uranium field geologist, and 20 years for Mobil Oil Corporation as ...

John Dribus is the Global Geosciences Advisor for Schlumberger Oil Field Services.  He is a Reservoir Geologist with over 39 years’ of experience, and has worked all aspects of petroleum exploration, exploitation, and production geology. He worked five years as a uranium field geologist, and 20 years for Mobil Oil Corporation as a petroleum geologist, including 14 years working the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and subsalt province. He worked the past thirteen years for Schlumberger first as Northern Gulf of Mexico Operations Manager for Data and Consulting Services, then as Geoscience Curriculum Director for Data and Consulting Services, and now as Global Geosciences Advisor working deep water basins in the Gulf of Mexico, West Greenland, the Black Sea, the Red Sea, Ghana (Jubilee), Gabon, Angola, Brazil, and Colombia with emphasis on sub-salt and pre-salt exploration.


His expertise is in exploration geosciences, petroleum systems analysis, global deepwater analogs and regional geology, exploring in salt basins, and geological risk analysis. He is the former Chairman of the Advisory Broad of the American Petroleum Institute (API) Delta Chapter, serves on the Imperial Barrel Award Committee of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and is a member of the AAPG (30 years),  New Orleans Geological Society (NOGS),  Houston Geological Society (HGS), and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). This year he is the recipient of the 2013 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Eastern North Americas Regional Reservoir Description and Dynamics Award.


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Full Description

At the end of the Permian Period over 250 million years ago, the supercontinent of Pangea began to be rifted into the smaller continents we are familiar with today forming the Gulf of Mexico and then the  greater Atlantic Ocean basin. This talk briefly discusses the geologic evolution and formation of major salt basins (both layered evaporate complexes and massive halite deposits) along the Atlantic Basin Margin (Gulf of Mexico, Angola/Gabon, and Brazil), and describes several of the key challenges created by massive and layered salt including seismic illumination below and within salt, drilling into, through and out of salt (inclusions, rubble zones, feeders, etc.), and in exploring for prospects below the salt. This talk also reviews several of the key exploration challenges posed by shallow hazards in deep water, including shallow water flows, gas hydrates, pockmarks and other surface features that indicate subsurface instability.

Organizer Matthew Strom

Email: matthew_strom@swn.com


Office: (281) 618-7848

When?

Tue, Feb. 11, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Dr.
Houston, Texas 77060
United States

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