About this Training Course

This course has been developed to provide an understanding of the geometry and hydrocarbon potential of clastic depositional systems and facies, and how they are affected by such important features as basin configuration, tectonics and eustasy.

Each of the major clastic environments is covered in terms of lithology, facies, log response and reservoir quality and the depositional models related to seismic sequences.

Important basin scale diagenetic changes are examined to illustrate the effect on reservoir quality.

*The course includes extensive practical exercises.

By the end of this training course, you will be able to:

  • Interpret clastic depositional environments using data from cores images, cutting images and wireline logs.
  • Apply new sequence stratigraphic concepts to clastic reservoirs.
  • Correlate wells using knowledge of depositional environment.
  • Predict reservoir size, shape, trend and quality.

This 5-day training program has been researched and developed for aimed at exploration geologists and geophysicists involved in clastic exploration studies.

Suggested attendees include, but not limited to:

  • Exploration geologists
  • Geoscientists
  • Petroleum geologists
  • Sedimentary geologists
  • PHD and post-doctoral researchers in sedimentary geology willing to gain expertise in oil industry work-methods

Your expert course leader is the Geosciences Technical Director for PetroEdge. She was previously, the manager of Robertson Petroleum Training Centre and a Senior Project Scientist at Robertson CGG. She has over 20 years of experience in teaching geology and leading field trips. Prior to her 8 years at Robertson, she was in academia as a lecturer for 6 years and a Research Fellow for 3 years. She has conducted fieldwork and led field trips in the US and many areas in the UK. In addition, she has led university regional geology day schools and has comprehensive experience in course and study programme writing.

She has extensive experience in delivering courses and in Clastic and Carbonate Reservoir Geology, Deepwater Turbidites, Sandstone Reservoirs, Wireline Log Interpretation, Integrated Sequence Stratigraphy, Basin Analysis and Exploration & Appraisal workshops globally. In delivering the Exploration Team Management Workshop, she has project managed and taught key principles and modules on project planning, data collection/collation, geophysical assessment, stratigraphy and facies mapping, source rock facies and hydrocarbon generation, play fairway mapping, risking and prospect evaluation. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for instructing are reflected in consistently being rated as excellent by trainees, and clients specifically requesting her participation in courses.

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

It was overall a nice experience. Detailed explanations were given by the instructor and there were hands-on exercises on samples, processes etc.

Petrographer-Sedimentologis, Core Laboratories Int BV

Very informative examples given by the trainer which are relevant and excellent. The course is too compact, almost as if it is for a 2 weeks length course. To extend the time but maintain course content.

Jr Geoscientist, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Malaysia

A very useful course. The trainer is very knowledgeable in the subject and I find that her explanation can be well understood.

Junior Geologist, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Malaysia

Overall the course is good & the trainer is experienced in this topic.

Geologist, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia)