YPs Go on a Field Trip

In April 2011, 45 engineers and colleagues from the oil and gas industry in the South China Sea eastern area traveled to Qingyuan, Guangdong Province, to visit the Danxiashan area of China for the second YP field trip. The 2-day trip was organized by members of the SPE Shekou Section YP Chapter team with the co-sponsorship of Schlumberger and Baker Hughes.

The trip started with an excursion to a Nanhua temple—a prominent Buddhist temple—followed by a presentation-cum-discussion on the clastic reservoir environment and the Danxia formation. Participants enjoyed interacting with geologists and geophysicists, while the presentation offered nonpetroleum technology people the opportunity to understand geological terminology encountered daily. The following day, YPs climbed the mountain in teams while observing depositional sequences and recording these observations. Overall, the field trip was a great chance to learn about the area’s depositional geology. All the attendees enjoyed the trip and felt it was a good opportunity to share knowledge, and are looking forward to further activities in the future.