Module 9. Deepwater Sandstone Reservoirs

Course Details

Deepwater sandstones form incredibly rich hydrocarbon reservoirs. Their thickness and distinct external geometries and internal reflection configuration allow fantastic imaging on 3D seismic data.This module builds upon the last one and discusses architectural elements in deepwater (slope and basin floor) settings. Core, log, outcrop and seismic examples of channels, lobes and channelized lobes are provided from across the globe.

Topics covered: Channel complexes, channel elements, channel storeys, lobe elements, fans, seismic facies, log expression, mud-rich vs sand-rich systems.


• 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