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Marine Depositional Systems of the Western Irish Namurian Basin (Kilkee)

Specializing in clastic reservoirs at a variety of scales.

Jon R. Rotzien is President of Basin Dynamics, a consulting and exploration company based in Houston, Texas.  He specializes in reservoir presence and quality forecasting in conventional and unconventional drilling programs.  Rotzien received a Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Stanford University and a B.A. degree in Geology from Colorado College

Deep-water Depositional Systems of the Taranaki Basin (New Plymouth)

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Upcoming events: Integrated Methods for Deep-water Reservoir Characterization in Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and Houston.


Thank you to EAGE and ExxonMobil, Maersk Oil, Saudi Aramco, and Aker BP for sponsoring our short courses at EAGE Copenhagen 2018!  And thank you to the San Joaquin Geological Society for co-sponsoring our Fundamentals ​of Deep-water Petroleum Reservoirs course as part of the Pacific Section AAPG Convention!


​Are you a student interested in learning how sedimentary basins form, and what fills them?  Consider joining one our field mapping courses in California in New Zealand with the Black Hills Natural Sciences Field Station.


Please take a look at these excellent companies, universities and professional organizations:

•  Aera Energy  •  American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)  •  Anadarko  •  Aramco Services Company  •  Aspect Holdings  •  Barbados National Oil Company  •  Baylor University  •  Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology  •​  Bureau of Economic Geology  •  Caelus Energy  •  Cairn Energy  •  California Resources Corporation  •  CGG  •  Chevron  •  China University of Petroleum (East China)  •  Cobalt International Energy  •  Colorado School of Mines  •  Core Laboratories  •  Dallas Geological Society  •  Denver Geophysical Society  •  Ecopetrol  •  European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)  •  ExxonMobil  •  Fort Worth Geological Society  •  Ghana National Petroleum Corporation  •  Gulf Coast Section SEPM  •  HOT Engineering  •  Houston Energy  •  Houston Geological Society  •  Imperial College London  •  INPEX  •  IMP  •  Ismar-CNR  •  Kosmos Energy  •  SIPES-Lafayette  •  Lafayette Geological Society  •  LLOG  •  Murphy Oil  •  New Orleans Geological Society  •  Nye Exploration and Production  •  Orlen Upstream Limited  •  Pacific Section AAPG  •  Paradigm  •  Pemex  •  Petrobras  •  Petrogal  •  Pioneer Natural Resources  •  Rice University  •  Royal Holloway University of London  •  RS Energy  •  San Joaquin Geological Society  •  SEG Wavelets  •  Shell  •  SIPES-San Antonio  •  Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES)  •  South Dakota School of Mines and Technology  •  South Texas Geological Society  •  Spectrum  •  Stanford Earth Alumni Council  •  Stanford Petroleum Investment Committee  •  Stephen F. Austin State University  •  Stephens Production Company  •  Texas A&M University  •  Texas Christian University  •  TOTAL  •  TU Delft  •  Tullow Oil  •  UNAM  •  Unit Petroleum Company  •  University College Dublin  •  University of Geneva  •  University of Houston  •  University of Texas at Austin  •  University of Texas at Dallas  •  University of Texas of the Permian Basin  •  University of Toronto  •  VBPR  •  Welder Exploration and Production  •  West Texas Geological Society  •  Zhejiang University  •

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Deep-water Depositional Systems of Northern California (Palo Alto, Monterey, Coalinga)

Deep-water Clastic Reservoirs (5-day course)​

New Zealand Field Camp

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Basin Dynamics, LLC
Houston, TX 77027
Website: www.BasinDynamics.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/basin-dynamics-llc

Email: Info@BasinDynamics.com

Know your reservoir.

Basin Dynamics provides innovative geoscience and reservoir characterization solutions dedicated to the global oil and gas industry to quantify geologic risk and associated uncertainty.  The company's core strengths enable operators to replace traditional reservoir description with high resolution data derived from advanced knowledge in reservoir architecture, process sedimentology, depositional systems, and sedimentary basins.  ​​​​

For more information on field courses in 2018-2021, please email Courses@BasinDynamics.com

INTERPRETATION  •  EXPLORATION  •  R&D  •  RESOURCE LIBRARY

Basin Dynamics was formed to fill a niche in the area of understanding process sedimentology and reservoir architecture in deep-water depositional systems from deltaic environments to basin floor.  The company pioneers methods and services to reduce uncertainty pertaining to some of the main risks in oil & gas drilling.  Basin Dynamics offers interpretation services for the global oil and gas industry, leads training courses for industry professionals, and participates in North American exploration and exploitation drilling programs.


Observation is key.

For years, coarse-scale stratigraphic observation has been sufficient to address industry challenges – especially in deep-water reservoirs.  In E&P drilling today, the specificity of the detailed questions requires higher resolution data.  Basin Dynamics has created multiple platforms to help you quickly, accurately, and precisely characterize and quantify your reservoir.  We want to help you add value by improving your subsurface characterization, reservoir models, and well placement.

See how our work informs business decisions around the world.


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We look forward to seeing you at the following conferences in 2018.


​ •  Pacific Section AAPG - Bakersfield  •  EAGE Copenhagen •  

​•  EAGE Education Days Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and Houston

​•​  AAPG GTW Beijing •​  Perkins-Rosen Research Conference