Oil and Gas Technical training > Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) - Is the Present the Key to the Past? Global and Temporal considerations in understanding Carbonate Reservoirs

About this Micro Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Uniformitarianism is a fundamental theory of early geology and in many ways, the present does provide a key to understanding sedimentary rocks. However, in other ways present-day Earth is atypical and the characteristics of carbonate sediments can be better understood by a careful examination of global conditions at the location and time of formation of a carbonate sequence.

This Micro VILT will examine changing Earth conditions including paleogeography, paleoclimate and oceanic chemistry and their effects on carbonate sediments through time.


Micro VILT Group Pricing:

SGD$1,200 per person / USD$ 889 per person

(Minimum 5 persons per group session)

For more details on pricing for larger groups or customisation of course outline, call us at +65 6741 9927 or email [email protected]


Delivery of this Micro VILT:

The Micro VILT will be delivered through Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent video conference platforms in combination with other online interactive training tools.


Micro VILT Duration:

The Micro VILT will be delivered online in 1 session comprising 4 hours, with 2 breaks.

Micro VILT Course Materials:

All participants will receive softcopy course materials (PDF format).


Breakdown of Modules:

Module 1: Factors controlling carbonate deposition and post-depositional changes

  1. Exploration Strategy and changes in carbonate deposition
  2. Discussion on differences in carbonate reservoirs

Module 2: Global Tectonics, Plate reconstruction, Paleogeography

  1. Their influence on carbonate sedimentation and diagenesis
  2. Exercise
  3. Paleogeographic reconstruction through time

Module 3: Changes in grain types and mineralogy and the links to oceanic chemistry

  1. Carbonate Analogues Through Time (CATT)
  2. Exercise on changing mineralogy with changing water chemistry


Your expert VILT instructor is a Director and Senior Consultant Geologist who has worked on various carbonate consultancy projects conducted detailed sedimentological, sequence stratigraphic and diagenetic technical studies and delivered training programs. He was formerly Managing Director of Robertson UK Limited and was responsible for the integration between different discipline recognition and encouragement of technical innovation and research and development programs across all oil and gas divisions in the company. He was also responsible for all aspects of the performance of the main Geological, Geophysical and Reservoir Engineering Services in the company.

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
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