Module 9. Reservoir Characterization

Course Details

Porosity and permeability in carbonates is controlled by platform-scale stratigraphy, facies distribution and diagenesis. In this module we will cover carbonate pore types, their classification and relationships between porosity and permeability.

The first exercise will teach participants how to calculate Net:Gross in carbonates accurately by using dominant pore type and the critical flow parameter.

The second exercise will address a common issue geomodelers face in carbonates: What porosity and permeability value to use with multiple pore types? Unlike sandstones most carbonates contain a range of pore types each contributing to total porosity.


• 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