Module 1. Introduction to Sandstone Reservoirs

Course Details

Welcome to the Online Exploration and Development in Sandstone 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 $500 and if you choose to take all modules together you can do so for $2500 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.



• Geologists • Geophysicists who wish to better seismic facies of fluvial, shallow and deep marine systems • Petrophysicists • Engineers who wish to develop a better understanding of the factors that control distribution, reservoir connectivity and compartmentalization in sandstone reservoirs • Graduate Students (Masters or Doctorate) who wish to develop a better understanding of the petroleum industry and the importance of siliciclastic reservoirs   The course assumes no prior knowledge of siliciclastics therefore we also encourage non-geoscientists and graduate-students to enroll.

Course Outline

Module 1

The introductory module focuses on basin types, sequence stratigraphy and hydrocarbon occurrence in sandstone reservoirs.

By the end of this module you should be able to predict some basic attributes regarding the type of depositional systems to expect based on tectonic setting, position relative to shelf and relative sea-level stand.

This module is free if you take the entire course or sign up for 3 or more modules. If you are taking this module as a stand-alone product it will cost $250/person.

The 2 hour module is dedicated to a general overview of reservoir distribution and control in fluvial, shallow marine and deepwater systems. We will very briefly touch on seismic facies as well.