Module 6. Reservoirs in wave dominated linear coastlines

Course Details

Wave-dominated linear coastlines are common during global highstands along passive continental margins and include some very high quality reservoirs. Waves and long shore drift form a wide range of sand bodies which we will systematically cover. Log and cores examples of common sand-body types will be provided since the majority of these are below seismic resolution.

Topics covered: Shorefaces, Strand Plains, Barrier Islands, Washover fans, Marshes, Spit Bars.


• 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