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ONLINE: Carbonate Reservoirs (GEO961)


    This course takes a detailed look at carbonate rocks and the sediments that make up these rocks, and examines concepts and models of diagenetic changes in carbonates.

    Course Structure: 3 modules of max. 4 hours each, delivered over 3 days
    Each day will consist of 1 module which will be no more than 4 hours in length with ample time for delegates to break for refreshments.

    Course Level: Foundation / Skill
    Duration: 3 days
    Instructor: Simonetta Cirilli

    Designed for you, if you are...

    • A professional in sedimentary geology and petroleum geology who is currently involved in development or exploration of carbonate reservoirs, e.g. drilling engineer, geologist, geophysicist, reservoir engineer

    How we build your confidence

    • Combination of live instructor-led training, demonstrations and case studies

    The benefits from attending

    By the end of the course you will feel confident in your understanding of:

    • Carbonate facies and how to relate them to the original depositional environment
    • Depositional architectures based on the available data of outcrops and well logs and how to reconstruct the depositional scenarios in time and space
    • How to reconstruct and correlate at small and large scale the sedimentary sequences
    • How to extrapolate from the available data of outcrops (surficial analogous) the subsurface geology
    • How to link the acquired knowledge to the exploration petroleum geology


    • Basic nature of carbonates
    • Carbonate depositional settings and facies models
    • Sequence stratigraphic models including the ramp, the rimmed shelf, the escarpment margin, the isolated platform, and the mixed carbonate-siliciclastic shelf
    • Characteristics of carbonate pore systems
    • Diagenesis, porosity evolution, and porosity distribution

    • Applications : How to use the sedimentary facies knowledge for oil and gas development or exploration (Case histories and exercises from the different areas)

    Customer Feedback

    "Easy to follow the instructions. Excellent tutoring skills. Relatable information to the day-to-day job. Recommend course for geoscientsts." - Geologist at Qatar Petroleum

    "The instructor was able to embed the informative lectures through useful exercises." - Geologist at Qatar Petroleum



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