DATE: Sunday, June 02 - Thursday, June 06, 2019
TIME: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
DATE: Thursday, June 13, 2019
DATE: Sunday, June 16, 2019
DATE: Thursday, July 18, 2019
DATE: Sunday, August 11 - Thursday, August 15, 2019
DATE: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
TIME: 04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
LOCATION:Lecture Hall 1 (2322), Engineering and Science Hall (Building 9)
DATE: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Abstract: Fine-grained, mud-dominated, carbonate rocks can form in a variety of sedimentary environments. While subenvironments of shallow-water tropical carbonate systems are capable of producing muddy facies, this course focuses on predominantly pelagic carbonates in slope and basin settings. Increasingly, such carbonate mudrocks are becoming the targets of unconventional petroleum system exploration and development. Basinal accumulations of pelagic carbonate (either platform or openocean derived) can be associated with anoxic to suboxic conditions conducive to preservation of source-rock marine organic matter. These organic-rich carbonate mudrocks tend to be brittle and are therefore viable targets for hydraulic fracturing completions. Other carbonate mudrock systems are economically important conventional reservoirs, such as the Upper Cretaceous to Paleogene chalks of the North Sea. This course will consider the sedimentology and diagenesis of pelagic carbonates, including ecological controls on carbonate production, chemical controls on carbonate accumulation, and the effects of burial diagenesis on carbonate mudrock reservoir quality. Case studies of mudstone/chalk reservoirs will be presented.
Bio: Dr. John D. Humphrey is Associate Professor and Assistant Chairman of Geosciences at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. His appointment is in the Department of Geosciences, within the College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences. He received his B.S. degree in Geology at the University of Vermont, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Cum Laude. Dr. Humphrey received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University in Geological Sciences. He was on the faculty of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Dallas from 1986 to 1991. Beginning in 1991, Dr. Humphrey was a professor of Geology and Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. He was twice awarded the Alumni Teaching Award for the top educator at CSM (1998, 2014). He served as Department Head from 2006 to 2013. From 2013 to 2015, he was Interim Director of the CSM Chevron Center of Research Excellence. He retired from Mines in 2015 and joined KFUPM in 2017. His areas of specialization include carbonate diagenesis and geochemistry, carbonate sedimentology and stratigraphy, carbonate reservoir characterization, unconventional carbonate reservoirs, stable isotope geochemistry, and paleoclimatology. He has been a consultant to the oil and gas and mining industries for thirty years. Dr. Humphrey is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and a Trustee Associate of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.
DATE: Wednesday, December 04, 2019
DATE: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
DATE: Thursday, August 08, 2019
DATE: Wednesday, October 09, 2019