A relational database storing hard and soft data of fluvial sedimentary architecture, populated with data from original fieldwork studies by the Fluvial Research Group (FRG) at the University of Leeds and peer-reviewed syntheses.
The database integrates information from both modern rivers and ancient outcrop examples, selected because they represent potential analogues to hydrocarbon reservoirs hosted in fluvial rocks.
The fluvial database is a research-led flagship initiative of the FRG. Commercial access to FAKTS is available exclusively with a subscription to Ava Clastics.
SMAKS is a relational database that integrates studies of outcrops, the subsurface and the modern seabed. It includes facies and architectural element information from modern and ancient outcrop examples, specifically selected because they are considered to represent potential analogues to hydrocarbon reservoirs hosted in shallow-marine rocks.
The Shallow-Marine Architecture Knowledge Store is a research-led flagship initiative of the Shallow-Marine Research Group (SMRG) at the University of Leeds. The data incorporated in the database is derived from both original SMRG fieldwork studies and peer-reviewed literature syntheses.
Commercial access to SMAKS is available exclusively with a subscription to Ava Clastics.
Deep-water clastic reservoirs represent a large proportion of the hydrocarbon reservoirs around the world, "… but they are difficult systems to understand. This means that oil and gas companies have to make important and expensive investment decisions without quite enough data," says Prof. Bill McCaffrey (Research Director of the Petroleum Leeds research centre at the University of Leeds).
DMAKS, the Deep-Marine Architecture Knowledge Store, is a sophisticated new sedimentary analogue database which brings a new level of quantitative data to the characterisation of deep-water clastic reservoirs. DMAKS is a flagship initiative of the Turbidites Research Group at the University of Leeds where world-leading researchers have developed a rigorous methodology to incorporate carefully validated quantitative and descriptive data from outcrops, the subsurface and the modern deep-water clastic systems.
DMAKS characterises the type, geometry, spatial and hierarchical relationships of deep-water reservoir elements over a range of scales. The result is an advanced relational database which delivers verified data across a broad range of deep-water depositional styles, providing robust analogue constraint at architectural element and facies scales for analysis and modelling of deep-marine reservoirs. Exclusive commercial access to DMAKS is available only with a subscription to Ava Clastics.