Half-a-day intra-meeting workshops

The three offered workshops are organised in different shifts so that one may have the opportunity to attend up to two among the three.
Check the availability of the hours you prefer before registering.

Cost for each workshop is 30€

IW1 is a Geoarcheologic city tour with departures every hour from Colosseo underground station. The tour last 2,5 hours.
IW2 is a workshop based on facies analysis on travertine cores and on travertine plates cladding the buildings of the University Campus.
IW3 is a workshop organised by ENI on cores from giant reservoirs recently discovered; it will take place within the University campus.


Marco Fonnesu (Eni, Italy) and Salvatore Miraglia (Eni Upstream & technical Services, Italy)
Max participants: 150

Core and core samples, although not routinely collected during oil and gas E&P activities, represent key elements for building sedimentological models in the subsurface, as well as for understanding and characterizing the reservoir systems.
Cores are the only data allowing to perform direct analyses of the rocks lying in the subsurface, thus providing information like those that would be collected by studying an outcrop. Sedimentological and petrophysical information are also used to calibrate indirect subsurface data as well-logs and seismic.
In the last decades a variety of new approaches, including advanced techniques, have been developed to discover the characteristics of the reservoir from the core.
Along the workshop, a unique dataset of deep water clastics and carbonate core samples, coming from Eni recent giant discoveries, will be presented to demonstrate how they are integrated with well-logs and seismic data.

CONTACT: marco.fonnesu2@eni.com


by Marco Mancini, Massimiliano Moscatelli, Francesco Stigliano, Cristina Di Salvo (CNR IGAG – National Research Council, Italy)
Max participants: 300

This workshop consists of a fieldtrip to illustrate the evolution of Rome’s historic center from geological to historical times.
The excursion is organized in four stops and two main transfers, during which participants will receive information on history and archaeology of the area.
Stop 1. The Colosseum and its subsoil
This stop offers the possibility of framing the stratigraphy and paleo-geography of the area through the correlation of the most recent subsoil data. Participants will be offered an archaeological overview of the monument.
Stop 2. Stratigraphic and monumental architectures of Palatine
In this stop it will be detailed the buried stratigraphic architecture of Palatine, whose framework is constituted by Pleistocene volcano-sedimentary interfluve units and by the infilled incised valley of the ancient Tiber River. Participants will also observe how the anthropic action has deeply modified the southern Palatine and the Murcia valley.
Stop 3. Fluvial sediments and tuffs of Roman Forum and Capitoline hill
This stop will allow participants to observe fluvial deposits and tuffs cropping out at the Torrea Agrippiana and Capitoline hill.
Stop 4. Drinks and local food!

CONTACT: marco.mancini@igag.cnr.it


by Giovanna Della Porta (University of Milan, Italy), Enrico Capezzuoli (University of Florence, Italy), Alessandro Mancini (University of Perugia, Italy)
Max participants: 50

The core workshop aims at observing the travertine facies characteristics and their vertical superposition in cores drilled in the Pleistocene hydrothermal travertines quarried in the Tivoli area, east of Rome. This well-known travertine deposits, named by the Romans as lapistiburtinus, were used for the construction of important buildings such as the Colosseum (70-80 AD). Since the fundamental studies by Chafetz and Folk (1984), travertines have attracted the interest of the academia and industry as important archives of information about physico-chemical vs. biologically influenced processes of carbonate precipitation in terrestrial conditions, palaeoclimatic and tectonic records and as potential water and hydrocarbon reservoirs.
The detailed core analysis will focus on the identification of the different fabric types, their porosity and permeability and interpretation of the depositional environments. This information will be integrated with observation of travertine facies on the Sapienza University building walls with a walk through the University Campus The workshop is divided in three parts: a) an introduction to travertine facies types, precipitation processes and depositional environments; b) travertine core analysis and facies description; and c) a walk across the University Campus buildings.
Please, inform the organizers for special dietary requirements in due time.

CONTACT: giovanna.dellaporta@unimi.it, enrico.capezzuoli@unifi.it