34 geologists of KazMunayGas Subsidiaries took part in the expedition of KMG Engineering
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Graduates of the Chief Geologist program (Class of 2021) went on a geological expedition to Western Kazakhstan from October 5 to 7 as part of their field practice.
Geologists of EMG, OMG, MMG, KGM JV, KTM, KOA, KMG NC, KMGE set a goal to study the Triassic, Lower Jurassic and Cretaceous deposits of the Mangyshlak basin.
The expedition team leader, field internship program developer, and Regional Geology course instructor for the first day of the meeting in Aktau was Olzhas Begimbetov, Director of KMG Engineering’s Resource Base Development Department.
Over two days, the expedition participants studied outcrops of Jurassic reservoirs, the main developed reservoirs within the Zhetybai-Uzen gas pipeline.
They also went to Karadiirmen and Sarydiirmen (Shetpe region) to study “the regional unconformity of the base of Jurassic sediments, rocks of the fluvial-delta and lake system of Middle Jurassic sedimentation, and Upper Jurassic and Lower Neocomian rocks”.
“We surveyed Lower and Middle Triassic sediments within the western slope of Karatau, studying changes in sedimentation conditions over time, as well as local structural faults,” says team leader Olzhas Begimbetov.
Moreover, geologists discussed options for concepts of the formation of massive nodules within the “Valley of the Balls” as well as the formation of Cretaceous rocks within the “White Rocks”.
An expedition in the field enabled participants to gain a better understanding of the paleoreconstruction of the Mangyshlak basin formation and to explore the main productive intervals.