Module 2. Sedimentary Structures in Core and Borehole Images

Course Details

Description and interpretation of grain sizes and sedimentary structures is critical in determination of depositional environments and setting up a lithofacies framework. The module covers the most common sedimentary structures from fluvial to deep-marine environments and their core and borehole image logs expression.

This module presents outcrop, core and borehole image logs examples from basins across the globe. By the end of the module participants should have an “Atlas” that they can then refer to when describing their own core, or quality-checking work performed by a consultant.


• 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