Module 1. Introduction to Carbonate Reservoirs

Course Details

Welcome to the Online Exploration and Development in Carbonate Reservoirs Short-Course. We understand that with the global oil crisis and with most companies slashing training budgets, travel expenses are the biggest hurdle in getting the training you need.

We are the first online geoscience course provider that includes live lectures, exercises and modules that you can pick and choose. Although we recommend that you complete all modules in the correct progression, we understand time constraints, therefore you have the flexibility of choosing what modules to take and the order in which you complete them.

Course notes and exercise materials will be provided to you using a dropbox link. The price of individual modules is $250 and if you choose to take all modules together you can do so for $1500 if you’re a professional, $900 if you are a student. We give additional discounts as well, e-mail us to find out if you are eligible.

This module is scheduled to run between 7:00-9:00 am (Mountain Standard Time USA) on Jan 30th 2017.



• Geologists
• Geophysicists who wish to better understand carbonate seismology and seismic stratigraphy
• Petrophysicists
• Engineers who wish to develop a better understanding of the factors that control distribution, reservoir connectivity and compartmentalization in carbonate reservoirs

• Graduate Students (Masters or Doctorate) who wish to develop a better understanding of the petroleum industry and the importance of carbonate reservoirs


The course assumes no prior knowledge of carbonates therefore we also encourage non-geoscientists and graduate-students to enroll.

Course Outline

Module 1

In this introductory module you will learn the very first step when approaching carbonate reservoirs: Determination of carbonate platform type.

The first module is is free if you are taking the entire course or $250 if you are not. This module covers controls on carbonate production, evaporite associations and basins where carbonate reservoirs have been known to be hydrocarbon rich.

After the introduction we will spend time comparing carbonate platform types and the types of reservoir associated with them. This includes carbonate ramps, attached shelves, rimmed attached shelves and isolated platforms. Finally we will go through a collection of seismic lines from across the globe and interactively discuss possible drilling locations.

The first complimentary module will be offered on Tuesday January 19th at 6:00 am (USA Mountain Standard Time)