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 were the first online geoscience course provider that included 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 $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

After a decade of providing consulting services to companies across the globe I have seen patterns in the kind of mistakes that lead to failure. Failure in miscalculating reserve estimates, reservoir presence, and quality based on errors in sub-surface data interpretation.

In this 2-hour module I will lecture for about an hour and a half and we will spend another 30 minutes or so on exercises that will hammer-in the concepts covered.

The cost of this module is $250 unless you are working for an oil and gas company from one of the following countries:

1. Australia
2. Argentina
3. Brazil
4. China
5. Colombia
6. Ecuador
7. Iran
8. Kazakhstan
9. Mexico
10. New Zealand
11. Norway
12. Oman
13. Qatar
14. Russian Federation
15. Spain
16. Sweden
17. Thailand
18. United Arab Emirates
19. Uzbekistan
20. Vietnam

Participants from these countries are also eligible for a 25% discount on the entire course

Module 1 will run for 2-hours using either Skype or Zoom between 10:00 am -12:00 pm US Mountain Standard Time on May 1st, 2020. This module will be capped at 25 participants. Future modules will be capped at 5 participants to allow individual attention.