The first DGMK/KIT- Short Course 'Applied Clastic Diagenesis was held in Karlsruhe, Germany, October 4-6, 2022, with international participants from academia and industry. The course focused on teaching the principles of sediment petrography and applying state-of-the-art diagenesis models to evaluate the impact on various reservoir systems from the pore to basin level. The principles were then applied in hands-on exercises, including discussion of participant-specific sample sets from sites of active exploration and field development.
The quality of hydrocarbon, geothermal, and storage reservoirs is determined by fluid-rock interactions at the grain scale and compaction from initial sediment deposition to the present. Understanding site-specific changes and processes can enable assessment of reservoir quality to ensure future energy, resource, and heat needs.
Sincere thanks also go to the speakers Dr. Marita Felder and Dr. Benjamin Busch.
If you are a student (MSc or PhD) or from industry and would like to join us next year, follow our website for updates. We look forward to seeing you!