Crash Course in Coal Geology

Course Details

This is a crash course on coal geology. The course runs for 2 days, 3 hours each day, live on Zoom but can also be taught in the field or at your office. We understand the critical need for such a course considering we are in a global “energy transition” and while there are several options to learn about CCUS, geothermal, and solar, there is very little training out there for today’s coal geologist/engineer. 

Lessons learned from coal-bearing successions across the US will be shared with participants such that they can employ best practices in their own data interpretation workflows.

If you are dealing with complex structural deformation in your coal mine, then we can add an additional 3-hour module on detection of faults using well-logs and techniques you can use to overcome correlation and mining challenges.


Who Should Attend

• Geologists
• Geophysicists 
• Mining Engineers
• Managers

and all who wish to develop a better understanding of the factors that control the distribution and quality of coal seams

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    Course Outline

    Two-Day Crash-Course

    Day 1

    Introduction to coal mining and markets

    Coal forming environments of deposition through time – examples from modern and ancient sedimentary systems

    Sequence Stratigraphic controls on the distribution and preservation of coal seams

    Well log signatures of coal in GR, Resistivity, Density and Borehole Image Logs

    Correlation Exercise

    Day 2

    Fundamentals of coal rank, grade and type

    Introduction to coal macerals

    Mining techniques, resources and reserves

    Exercise on coal logging

    This course is scheduled for June 9-10, 2022 between 7:00-10:00 am US Mountain Time and costs $500 for professionals and $250 for students and unemployed professionals. For those wishing to add-on the structural mapping of coal seams module that will be an additional $250 charge. 

    Our location

    Our headquarters are twenty minutes away from downtown Denver and half an hour from the largest core facility in the United States. Or field office in Ouray allows us quick access to world-class outcrops in Utah and New Mexico.