Petrographic and Reservoir Quality Analysis of Siliciclastic and Carbonate Reservoirs

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Petrographic and Reservoir Quality Analysis of
Siliciclastic and Carbonate Reservoirs

Scheduled Dates

04 - 08 Mar 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
09 - 13 Sep 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Petrographic and Reservoir Quality Analysis of Siliciclastic and Carbonate Reservoirs training course focuses on some of the most important challenges facing the exploration of oil/gas reservoirs, that’s the types of controls on reservoir quality of siliciclastic and carbonate reservoirs.

Innovative petrographic analyses will permit to:

  • Improve the knowledge of petrographic & diagenetic markers for reservoir quality assessment of exploration targets
  • Understand the differences between siliciclastic and carbonate rocks in terms of depositional environments, provenance, initial porosity and porosity evolution of reservoir sediments during burial
  • To help choose the best analytical petrographic analyses on core samples, cuttings and outcrop rocks to optimize the completion of geological projects for a certain exploration play

What are the Goals?

By attending this Petrographic and Reservoir Quality Analysis of Siliciclastic and Carbonate Reservoirs training course, you will learn to:

  • Understand the Petrographic techniques for the study of sedimentary rocks
  • Distinguish between Siliciclastic & Carbonate sediments in terms of main controls on reservoir quality
  • Identify the potential Petrographic/Diagenetic markers for Paleo-Environmental and Diagenetic Reconstructions
  • Implement innovative analytical programs for ongoing or future geological projects
  • Correlate sedimentary sequences by means of Petrographic results
  • Build a multi-well Petrographic/reservoir quality model for regional exploration projects

Who is this Training Course for?

This Petrographic and Reservoir Quality Analysis of Siliciclastic and Carbonate Reservoirs training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Sedimentary geologists of service and oil companies
  • Junior to mid-level geologists carrying out rock-based geological projects
  • Sedimentologists who need to be conversant on reservoir quality concepts
  • Petrographers of small and large oil-industry organizations
  • PhD students in sedimentary geology of academic institutions

Daily Agenda

  • Introduction to Siliciclastic and Carbonate Reservoirs with emphasis on controls on reservoir quality
  • Sandstone composition, provenance, diagenesis and tectonic settings
  • Carbonate composition (allochems, orthochems), classification and diagenesis
  • Petrographic analyses (TS, SEM, CL), XRD, QEMSCAN and integration of reservoir quality results
  • Porosity classification, porosity evolution vs. burial depth, stratigraphy, composition, authigenic components and diagenetic phases/environments
  • Examples of current oil/gas reservoirs in terms of petrography vs. stratigraphy & reservoir quality


  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
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  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

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