About this Training Course 

The course aims at improving the conceptual geological understanding of the presence and quality distribution of potential reservoir systems. The training material is derived from a variety of geological settings and comprises a mix of petroleum geology case histories and textbook material including seismic, log, core and outcrop data.

What this course will cover:


  • Resolution, dimensionality and integration of different types of geological data.
  • Understand stratigraphic surfaces and hierarchy.
  • Depositional sequences and systems tracts.
  • Stratigraphic diagrams.
  • Deltaic depositional systems and reservoirs.
  • Deep Water depositional systems and reservoirs.
  • Alluvial depositional systems and reservoirs.
  • PoroPerm systems.
  • Carbonate depositional systems and reservoirs.
  • Regional seismic line seismo-stratigraphic interpretation.
  • Stratigraphic traps.
  • Case histories – China, Madagascar, Egypt, NW Borneo, Niger Delta and the North Sea.

By attending this training, you will be able to acquire the following:

  • Sound depositional geology concepts underpinning the evaluation of reservoir geometry and quality distribution.
  • Increased evaluation skills when assessing gross reservoir and reservoir quality distribution, based on the analysis of seismic, log, core and outcrop.
  • Awareness of the interplay between structural deformation and depositional architecture in clastic reservoir settings.

Exploration and Development Geoscientists

A structured course based on presentations, individual and team exercises and discussions. Input from delegates via team discussions of team exercises are an important learning element.