Special Issue "Selected Papers from 1st International Congress on Earth Sciences in SE Asia"

A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Basilios Tsikouras

Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Gadong BE1410, Brunei Darussalam
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Interests: petrogenesis of ophiolites; genesis of chromitites and associated platinum-group minerals; synthesis of abiotic methane in serpentinites; mechanical behaviour of ophiolitic rocks; hazard risk assessment of asbestos fibers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 1st International Congress on Earth Sciences (ICES 2017), in SE Asia http://fos.ubd.edu.bn/foscon/ envisions taking a further step in geosciences congresses, by creating uniquely emerged, topic-related sessions. It will take place at the University of Brunei Darussalam, from 15–18 November, 2017. Our main objective is to bring together geoscientists from all over the world to share and exchange ideas and to present recent advances in topics of Earth Sciences. ICES 2017 will be the place to foster collaborations and networking among peers. We expect young researchers to meet with senior scientists in an effort to meet experience and expertise. Highly respected keynote speakers will open the sessions.

Possible themes of ICES 2017 have been classified into four core topics, and include, but are not limited to:


Selected papers (from oral and poster presentations, including ePoster) from ICES 2017 will be published in this Special Issue, aiming at gathering a number of peer-reviewed publications on new advances in Earth Sciences. Gratefully acknowledged by the Organising Committee of ICES 2017, the publication fees for the papers are kindly being sponsored by Geosciences.

It is our pleasure and honor to welcome all interested contributors to the 1st International Congress on Earth Sciences, in SE Asia, at Brunei Darussalam, and we look forward to receiving your submissions.

Dr. Basilios Tsikouras
Guest Editors

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Open AccessArticle Feasibility Study of SQp and SQs Attributes Application for Facies Classification
Geosciences 2018, 8(1), 10; doi:10.3390/geosciences8010010
Received: 14 November 2017 / Revised: 24 December 2017 / Accepted: 28 December 2017 / Published: 2 January 2018
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Formation evaluation is a critical requirement in oil and gas exploration and development projects. Although it may be costly, wireline logs need to be acquired to evaluate and understand the subsurface formation. Gamma ray and resistivity are the two main well-log data used
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Formation evaluation is a critical requirement in oil and gas exploration and development projects. Although it may be costly, wireline logs need to be acquired to evaluate and understand the subsurface formation. Gamma ray and resistivity are the two main well-log data used for formation evaluation purposes. However, outside the well, formation evaluation becomes difficult, as these logs are not available. Hence, it is important to have other data equivalent to the gamma ray or resistivity logs, which can be derived from other technique, such as seismic data. As a consequence, the dependency on well-log data can be avoided. Thus, the complexity in formation evaluation outside the well, such as the determination of facies, lithology, and fluid content, as well as petrophysical properties can be solved accurately even without well-log data. The objective of this paper was to demonstrate an application of the SQp and SQs attributes for facies classification. These attributes were derived from attenuation attributes through rock physics approximation by using basic elastic properties: P-wave, S-wave, and density. A series of tests were carried out to show the applicability of these attributes on well-logs and real seismic data from offshore the Malaysia Peninsular. Simultaneous inversion was used in the data sets to produce the three-dimensional (3D) SQp and SQs attributes required as inputs of a neural network engine in defining the facies distribution. The results showed that the SQp attribute was very similar to the gamma ray, while the SQs attribute was similar to the resistivity responses even in different reservoir conditions, including low resistivity low contrast and coal masking environment. In conclusion, the SQp motif, which is similar to the gamma ray motif, can potentially be used for facies classification/identification. Together with the SQs attribute, the SQp attribute can be used as input for the facies classification workflow. The application of the SQp and SQs attributes successfully identified the gas sand distribution and separated it clearly from the brine distribution in an offshore Malaysian field. Full article

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