This course is designed to develop skills in understanding the geometry and petrophysical characteristics of clastic and carbonate reservoirs. Depositional fabric, grain type and size and subsequent diagenetic modifications are the major controls on carbonate reservoir behaviour. The complex inter-relationship of the depositional and burial history can be unravelled to allow prediction of reservoir facies and reconstruction of three-dimensional reservoir models. Sequence stratigraphy is a powerful framework for modelling and predicting the distribution of carbonate and evaporite reservoirs and seals.
The course demonstrates the value of the reservoir model in volumetric assessment and development of carbonate reservoirs. Extensive practical sessions can utilise the client’s own data or Robertson’s non-exclusive data. This course aims to develop a fundamental knowledge of the basic geological and petrophysical concepts and apply this knowledge to understand reservoir geology.