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ONLINE: Carbonate Reservoirs (GEO961)

  • 3-5 May 20213 daysVirtual instructor-led course, OnlineCourse Fee: 1475 EUR + VATCONFIRMED


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
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)




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