Turbidite Databases

These are designed for the geoscientist, engineer and/or manager. They allow rapid, but accurate analysis of worldwide data for analogue studies or statistical summaries for input into play analysis software, for example, developed by Rose and Associates. They can be used to create management presentations, alternative models, decision making, rapid comparisons and cross-plots.

The Turbidite Field and Reservoir Database© is now available for use over the Internet through Petris.

Corporate Licenses, Intranet versions and Single or Multiple copies of the databases can be licensed or leased and can be customized to include proprietary data. Two databases are available on CD-ROM or other media for Windows®. The databases are ready to "plug and play" and run on easy-to use FileMaker® Pro software, a run-time version of which is included on each CD. For more information or a pricing, please contact Cossey & Associates Inc.

The Turbidite Field & Reservoir Database - Quick Reference Guide

These relational databases contain information on more than 1050 fields and 154 reservoirs from over 85 basins around the world that produce from deepwater clastic reservoirs, including present-day onshore basins. There are more than 60 possible parameters recorded for each field and tabs to view available copyright-released cross-sections, location maps, production profiles, seismic lines, wireline logs, and references. The parameters are conveniently grouped by Geology, Location, Reservoirs, Hydrocarbons and Production. The linked Reservoir Database contains more specific information on reservoirs from many of the fields in the Turbidite Field Database and is accessed via a button on the Field Database layout. There are more than 60 possible parameters for each reservoir. Tab layouts allow the user to view logs and production profiles (where available) and descriptive comments for each reservoir. The parameters are grouped under headings such as General Reservoir Characteristics, Rock and Fluid Properties, Completion and Production

Sample plot created from the Field & Reservoir Database:

Sample plot from Field & Reservoir Database


  • Field Database Screenshots
  • Reservoir Database Screenshots
  • Field and Reservoir Database Demo Video 1 - A general look at the layout of the database and a search of the Gulf of Mexico basin for fields in water depths over 1000ft. Then a close look at the Baldpate field to show the data layout and content.
  • Field and Reservoir Database Demo Video 2 - An example of how to find the basic statistics (field area, pay thickness, net/gross, porosity, recovery factor, % oil and gas in peak year, GOR and recoverable reserves) in a geographic area such as Garden Banks and Green Canyon areas of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Field and Reservoir Database Demo Video 3 - An example of how to find example seismic lines across fields anywhere in the world with hydrocarbon coulmns greater than 2000 ft and average porosity greater than 25%.
  • Field and Reservoir Database Demo Video 4 - An example of how to search for fields older than Miocene (>5.2 Ma) in a passive margin setting with porosity between 15-30% and how to summarize the statistics of these fields and then crossplot porosity vs. producing depth.
  • Field and Reservoir Database Demo Video 5 - An example of how to find the average field size discovered by Exxon (or ExxonMobil) anywhere in the world between 1980 and 2000 in water depths of greater than 1000 ft.


The Turbidite Dimensional Database - Quick Reference Guide

The Turbidite Dimensional (Outcrop) Database consists of two fully searchable, linked databases containing information about deepwater clastic sediments. A Deepwater Dimensional Database contains quantitative information on 3,147 architectural elements from a selection of over 137 outcrops. A worldwide database contains general descriptive information and references on over 300 outcrops, members and formations which have been interpreted as deepwater sequences. The two databases are invaluable in reservoir modelling when appropriate aspect ratios for architectural elements or lithotypes must be input into a model. Appropriate outcrop examples can be matched to subsurface sequences by searching the databases for analogues. These databases are currently used by 9 oil and gas companies and have been used in the creation of reservoir models at Morpeth and Holstein fields in the Gulf of Mexico and Roncador in Brazil.

The Turbidite Dimensional Database contains 23 descriptive and numeric parameters for each architectural element, recording such variables as:

  • Overlying and Underlying Facies
  • Length and Thickness Data
  • Depositional Environment
  • Paleocurrent Direction
  • Outcrop Orientation
  • Connectivity Data
  • Lithofacies
  • Grain Size

Turbidite Dimensional Database Example

Any of the data can be exported to MS EXCEL to correct such things as outcrop orientation and partial element exposure. A statistical summary, shown above, summarizes the data from a search.


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