In terms of productivity and environmental sustainability, the management and optimization of the natural reservoirs of geofluids (i.e. mineral and hydrothermal waters, geothermic fluids, oil and gas) require an integrated and multidisciplinary approach, which is particularly true in fractured and faulted sedimentary rocks that are known for their heterogeneity and petrophysical complexity.
PROGRESSO (PROcedure for Geofluid REServoirS mOdelling) is the result of years of high-level academic work in various research areas: our expertise covers: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, Structural Geology, Hydrogeology, Fluid Inclusion and Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry Analyses, Probability and Statistics, Numerical Modelling. To help our clients understand and exploit our model at its full potential, we offer a course designed to introduce the basic concepts of PROGRESSO and to explore its applications so that you can thoroughly understand your data.
- Understand the basic best practices for using our method.
- Become familiar with PROGRESSO
- Discover how PROGRESSO can be used to manage environmental data and produce significant results.
- With our on-the-job training, you can be sure no mistakes are made while you or your employees are familiarizing with PROGRESSO.
- Introducing PROGRESSO
- Sedimentary rock characterization
- Discontinuity characterization
- Hydrogeological and geofluid analysis
- Fluid flow analysis
- Environmental impact assessment
- Field trip (optional)
- On-the-job training and mentoring (optional)
Who Should Attend?
- Consultants and Engineers operating in the following fields: Groundwater, Oil & Gas
- Any professional seeking a comprehensive understanding of the our standard of modelling and characterization of geofluid reservoirs
Course prices & dates:
We make sure all our activities are compatible with participants’ professional agenda, so we offer our clients a very flexible and customizable service. Our service is designed to bring all our expertise on your location, even providing our specialists a convenient accommodation near your workplace. Therefore, costs may vary depending of:
- the formula: week-end, on-the-job training and mentoring, or full immersion (both).
- the number of people involved in the course.
- the distance from our Headquarters (Italy) of the location where you want us to reach you.
ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECT
- Reservoir Characterization Project “integrated outcrop analogue studies or fractured carbonates and clastic reservoirs”www.rechproject.com
- Characterization and modelling of natural reservoirs of geofluids in fractured carbonate rocks. University of Camerino FAR Research Projects – Year 2014-2016. Responsible: Emanuele Tondi, Geology Division, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Camerino.
- Characterization and modelling of GROundwater REServoirs in fractured carbonate rocks – GRORES. HORIZON 2020 submitted project. Call:H2020-WATER-2015-TWO STAGE; Type of action: IA; Topic: WATER-1b-2015. Responsible: Emanuele Tondi, Geology Division, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Camerino.
RECENT SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
Agosta F., Alessandroni M., Tondi E., Aydin A., 2009. Oblique normal faulting along the northern edge of the Majella anticline, central Italy: inferences on structurally controlled hydrocarbon flow, in Journal of Structural Geology, 31, 674-690.
Agosta F., Alessandroni M., Tondi E., Giorgioni M., 2010. From fractures to flow: A field-based quantitative analysis of an outcropping carbonate reservoir, in Tectonophysics, 490, 197–213.
Agosta F., Tondi E. (Eds.), 2010. Special issue: Faulting and fracturing in carbonate rocks: new insights on deformation mechanisms and petrophysical properties, in Journal of Structural Geology, 32, 1185-1402.
Agosta F., Ruano P., Rustichelli A., Tondi E., Galindo-Zaldivar J., Sanz de Galdeano C., 2012. Inner structure and deformation mechanisms of normal faults in conglomerates and carbonate grainstones (Granada Basin, Betic Cordillera, Spain), in Journal of Structural Geology, 45, 4-20.
Agosta F., Wilson C., Aydin A., 2015. The role of mechanical stratigraphy on normal fault growth across a Cretaceous carbonate multi-layer, central Texas (USA), in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 134, 423-441.
Agosta F., Luetkemeyer P.J., Lamarche J., Crider J.G., Lacombe O. (Eds.), 2016. Special issue: The role of fluids in faulting and fracturing in carbonates and other upper crustal rocks, in Tectonophysics, 690, 1-252.
Antonellini M., Cilona A., Tondi E., Zambrano M., Agosta, F., 2014. Fluid flow numerical experiments of faulted porous carbonates, Northwest Sicily (Italy). Marine and Petroleum Geology, 55, 185-201.
Arzilli F., Cilona A., Mancini L., Tondi E., 2016. Using synchrotron X-ray microtomography to characterize the pore network of reservoir rocks: A case study on carbonates, in Advances of Water Resources, 95, 254-263.
Aydin A., Antonellini M., Tondi E., Agosta F., 2010. Deformation along the leading edge of the Majella thrust sheet in central Italy, in Journal of Structural Geology, 32, 1291-1304.
Cavalcante F., Prosser G., Agosta F., Belviso C., Corrado G., 2015. Post-depositional history of the Miocene Gorgoglione Formation (southern Apennines, Italy): inferences from mineralogical and structural analyses, in Bulletin de la Societé Géologique de France, 186, 243-256.
Cilona A., Baud P., Tondi E., Agosta F., Vinciguerra S., Rustichelli A., Spiers C.J., 2012. Deformation bands in porous carbonate grainstones: field and laboratory observations, in Journal of Structural Geology, 45 , 137-157.
Cilona A., Faulkener D.R., Tondi E., Agosta F., Mancini L., Rustichelli A., Baud P., Vinciguerra S., 2014. The effects of rock heterogeneity on compaction localization in porous Carbonates, in Journal of Structural Geology, 67, 75-93.
Di Celma C., Cantalamessa G., Didaskalou P., Lori P., 2010. Sedimentology, architecture, and sequence stratigraphy of coarse-grained, submarine canyon fills from the Pleistocene (Gelasian- Calabrian) of the Peri-Adriatic basin, central Italy, in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 27, 1340- 1365.
Di Celma C., Cantalamessa G., Landini W., Ragaini L., 2010. Stratigraphic evolution from shoreface to shelf-indenting channel depositional systems during transgression: Insights from the lower Pliocene Súa Member of the basal Upper Onzole Formation, Borbón Basin, northwest Ecuador, in Sedimentary Geology, 223, 162-179.
Di Celma C., 2011. Sedimentology, architecture, and depositional evolution of a coarse-grained submarine canyon fill from the Gelasian (early Pleistocene) of the Peri-Adriatic basin, Offida, central Italy, in Sedimentary Geology, 238, 233–253.
Di Celma C., Brunt R., Hodgson D.M., Flint S.S., Kavanagh J.P., 2011. Spatial and temporal evolution of a Permian submarine slope channel-levee system, Karoo Basin, South Africa, in Journal of Sedimentary Research, 81, 579–599.
Di Celma C., Cantalamessa G., Didaskalou P., 2013. Stratigraphic organization and predictability of mixed coarse-grained and fine-grained successions in an upper slope Pleistocene turbidite system of the Peri-Adriatic basin, in Sedimentology, 60, 763–799.
Di Celma C., Teloni R., Rustichelli A., 2014. Large-scale stratigraphic architecture and sequence analysis of an early Pleistocene submarine canyon fill, Monte Ascensione succession (Peri-Adriatic central Italy), in International Journal of Earth Sciences, 103, 843-875.
Di Celma C., Rustichelli A., Tondi E., 2016. Geology and sedimentary facies of the Pliocene succession of the Baronia Mountains (Ariano Basin, southern Italy), in Journal of Maps, 12, 61-76.
Di Celma C., Ragaini L., Caffau M., 2017. Marine and nonmarine deposition in a long-term low-accommodation setting: An example from the middle Pleistocene Qm2 unit, eastern central Italy, in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 72, 234-253.
Iannace A., Storti F., Antonellini M., Agosta F., Mazzoli A., Tondi E. (Eds.), 2015. Special issue: Fractured carbonate reservoirs, Vol. I, in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 134, 383-585.
Jablonska D., Di Celma C., Tondi E., Alsop I., 2017. Internal architecture of mass-transport deposits in basinal carbonates: A case study from southern Italy.
Jablonska D., Di Celma C., Korneva I., Tondi E., Alsop I., 2015. Structural features of mass- transport deposits within carbonates from southern Italy, in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 135, 30-40.
Korneva I., Tondi E., Agosta F., Rustichelli A., Spina V., Bitonte R., Di Cuia R., 2014. Structural properties of fractured and faulted Cretaceous platform carbonates, Murge Plateau (southern Italy), in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 57, 312-326.
Korneva I., Cilona A., Tondi E., Agosta F., Giorgioni M., 2015. Permeability anisotropy of fractured and faulted tight Cretaceous platform carbonates by use of 3D fracture modelling (Agri Valley, southern Italy), in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 134, 396-408.
Korneva I., Tondi E., Balsamo F., Agosta F., 2016. Deformation mechanisms and petrophysical properties of chert and limestone fault rocks within slope-to-basin succession (Gargano Promontory, southern Italy), in Tectonophysics, 690, 52-62.
Korneva I., Tondi E., Jablonska D., Di Celma C., Alsop I., Agosta F., 2016. Distinguishing tectonically- and gravity-driven synsedimentary deformation structures along the Apulian platform margin (Gargano Promontory, southern Italy), in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 73, 479-491.
La Bruna V., Agosta F., Prosser G., 2017. New insights on the structural setting of the Monte Alpi area (southern Italy), in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 136, 220-237.
Laurita S., Agosta F., Cavalcante F., Rustichelli A., Giorgioni M., 2016. Shearing of syn-sedimentary carbonate breccia along strike-slip faults, Altamura Fm., Southern Italy, in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 135, 41-54.
Novellino R., Prosser G., Spiess . R., Viti C., Agosta F., Tavarnell E., Bucci F., 2015. Dynamic weakening along incipient low-angle normal faults in pelagic limestones (Southern Apennines, Italy), in Journal of the Geological Society, 172, 283-286.
Panza E., Agosta F., Zambrano M., Tondi E., Prosser G., Giorgioni M., Janiseck J.M., 2015. Structural architecture and DFN modelling of layered fractured carbonates (Altamura Fm., Italy), in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 134, 409-422.
Panza E., Agosta F., Rustichelli A., Zambrano M., Tondi E., Prosser G., Giorgioni M., Janiseck M., 2016. Fracture stratigraphy and fluid flow properties of shallow-water, tight carbonates: the case study of the Murge Plateau, in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 73, 350-370.
Panza E., Sessa E., Agosta F., Giorgioni M., 2017. Discrete Fracture Network modelling of a hydrocarbon-bearing, oblique-slip fault zone: inferences on fault-controlled fluid storage and migration properties of carbonate fault damage zones, in Marine and Petroleum Geology, in press.
Petrullo A.V., Agosta F., Prosser G., Rizzo E., 2017. Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the northern Apulian carbonate platform (southern Italy). Italian Journal of Geosciences, 136, 296-311.
Pitts A.D., Casciano C.I., Patacci M., Longhitano S.G., Di Celma C., McCaffrey W.D., 2017. Integrating traditional field methods with emerging digital techniques for enhanced outcrop analysis of deep water channel-fill deposits, in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 87, 2-13.
Rustichelli A., Tondi E., Agosta F. Cilona A., Giorgioni M., 2012. Development and distribution of be-parallel compaction bands and pressure solution seams in the carbonate of the Bolognano Formation (Majella Mountain, Italy), in Journal of Structural Geology, 37, 181-199.
Rustichelli A., Agosta F., Tondi E., Galindo-Zaldivar J., Di Celma C., Spina V., 2013. Faults growth as a key control on the sedimentary architecture and depositional environments of extensional basins: the case study of the Tablate area (Granada Basin, Spain), in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 132, 422-442.
Rustichelli A., Agosta F., Tondi E., Spina V., 2013. Spacing distribution of bed-perpendicular joints throughout layered, shallow-marine carbonates (Granada Basin, southern Spain), in Tectonophysics, 582, 188-204.
Rustichelli A., Tondi E., Agosta F., Di Celma C., Giorgioni M., 2013. Sedimentologic and diagenetic controls on pore-network characteristics of Oligocene-Miocene ramp carbonates (Majella Mountain, central Italy), in AAPG Bulletin, 97, 487-524.
Rustichelli A., Tondi E., Korneva I., Baud P., Vinciguerra S., Agosta F., Reuschlé T., 2015. Bedding-parallel stylolites in peritidal limestone successions of the Apulian Carbonate Platform (central-southern Italy), in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 134, 513-534.
Rustichelli A., Iannace A., Girundo M., 2015. Dolomitization impact on fracture density in pelagic carbonates: contrasting case studies from the Gargano Promontory and the Southern Apennines (Italy), in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 134, 556-575.
Rustichelli A., Torrieri S., Tondi E., Laurita S., Strauss C., Agosta F., Balsamo F., 2016. Fracture characteristics in Cretaceous platform and overlying ramp carbonates: an outcrop study from Majella Mountain (central Italy), in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 76, 68-87.
Rustichelli A., Di Celma C., Tondi E., Baud P., Vinciguerra S., 2016. Fibrous gypsum veins as diffuse features and within fault zones: The case study of the Pisco Basin (Ica desert, southern Peru), in Journal of the Geological Society, 173, 405-418.
Rustichelli A., Di Celma C., Tondi E., Bianucci G., 2016. Deformation within the Pisco Basin sedimentary record (southern Peru): Stratabound orthogonal vein sets and their impact on fault development, in Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 65, 79-100.
Seranne M., Lamarche J., Agosta F. (Eds), 2015. Special issue: Lithosphere dynamics of sedimentary basins, in Bulletin de la Societé Géologique de France, 186, 207-370.
Sinisi R., Petrullo A.V., Agosta F., Paternoster M., Belviso C., Grassa F., 2016. Contrasting fault fluids along high-angle faults: a case study from southern Apennines (Italy), in Tectonophysics, 690, 206-218.
Smith S., Agosta F., Toussaint R. Holdsworth R. (Eds.), 2012. Special issue: Fault zone structure, mechanics and evolution in nature and experiment, in Journal of Structural Geology, 45, 1-172.
Spina V., Tondi E., Galli P., Mazzoli S., 2009. Faults growth and interaction in a seismic gap area: implications for the seismic hazards of the Calabrian-Lucania border (southern Italy), in Tectonophysics 476, 357–369.
Spina V., Tondi E., Galli P., Mazzoli S., Cello G., 2009. Quaternary fault segmentation and interaction in the epicentral area of the 1561 earthquake (Mw=6.4), Vallo di Diano, southern Apennines, Italy, in Tectonophysics, 453, 233-245.
Spina V., Tondi E., Mazzoli S., 2011. Complex basin development in a wrench-dominated back-arc area: Tectonic evolution of the Crati Basin, Calabria (IT), in Journal of Geodynamics, 51, 90-109.
Tondi E, Agosta F, Rustichelli A, Cilona A., 2011. Faults and fractures in carbonates, in Exploration & Production, 9, 29-34.
Tondi, E., Cilona, A ., Agosta, F., Aydin, A ., Rustichelli, A ., Renda, P., Giunta, G., 2012. Growth processes, dimensional parameters and scaling relationships of two conjugate sets of compactive shear bands in porous carbonate grainstones, Favignana Island, Italy. Journal of Structural Geology, 37, 53-64.
Tondi E., Iannace A., Storti F., Antonellini M., Agosta F., Mazzoli S. (Eds), 2016. Special issue: Fractured carbonate reservoirs, Vol. II, in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 135, 5-79.
Tondi E., Rustichelli A., Cilona A., Balsamo F., Storti F., Napoli G., Agosta F., Renda P., Giorgioni M., 2015. Hydraulic properties of fault zones in porous carbonates, examples from central and southern Italy, in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 135, 68-79.
Zambrano M., Tondi E., Korneva I., Panza E., Agosta F., Janiseck J.M., Giorgioni M., 2015. Fracture properties analysis and discrete fracture network modelling of faulted tight limestones, Murge Plateau, Italy, in Italian Journal of Geosciences, 135, 55-67.
Zambrano M., Tondi E., Mancini L., Arzilli F., Lanzafame M., Torrieri S., 2017. 3D Pore-network quantitative analysis in deformed carbonate grainstones, in Marine and Petroleum Geology, 82, 251-264.