Budding petroleum engineers got their hands dirty on 22 June in a field trip to classic red-sandstone Devonian sites along the coastline northeast of Arbroath, Scotland. The trip was organized by the SPE Aberdeen Young Professionals Chapter. Participants examined reservoir characteristics within the upper and lower sandstones in exposed cliff sections. At Cove Haven, Carlingheugh Bay, and Whiting Ness, the group received a brief introduction to the outcrops and then had the opportunity to review the rocks in detail. Collective observations and interpretations were discussed to gain better understanding of the deposition environment, likely reservoir characteristics, and geometries for model building. Reservoir geometries, reservoir quality, and structural controls (faults) were also investigated to illustrate their impact on reservoirs of a similar age in the central North Sea. The chapter wishes to thank Total and BP for sponsoring the trip.
—Celeste Pastorini, Reservoir Engineer, Production Geosciences Limited