Our lessons are based on and applied to examples from our own research and which can be visited on field trips.



Core description and well logging

  • Wireline log calibration
  • Development of lithofacies codes from cores
  • Facies and architectural element analysis
  • Stratigraphic correlation
  • Using WellCAD for subsurface data representation


Sequence Stratigraphy for reservoir characterization

  • Role of forced regression in controlling reservoir facies and architecture
  • Base level changes and its control on alluvial architecture and sandstone connectivity
  • Sequence stratigraphy in continental carbonates


Fluvial Reservoirs

  • Fluvial styles and hydrocarbon reservoirs
  • Reservoirs in deep and shallow channel belts
  • Reservoirs in distal alluvial plains


Shallow Marine Reservoirs

  • The role of tidal, wave and river currents in the evolution of coarse-grained deltas: Implications for reservoir characterization
  • The role of tidal and storm currents in the evolution of mixed carbonated-siliciclastic ramps: Impact on reservoir characterization


Provenance, Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality

  • Detrital and chemical composition to unravel provenance signatures
  • Depositional control on textural parameters (primary porosity) and identification of depositional anisotropy, heterogeneity and potential compartments
  • Qualitative and quantitative characterization of the pore network: porosity evolution and permeability estimation


Continental carbonates as reservoirs

  • Outcrop/behind the outcrop identification of continental carbonates
  • Petrological and petrophysical characterization of continental carbonates and their diagenetic features



  • Data acquisition and modeling workflows
  • Stochastic VS deterministic modeling
  • Facies and petrophysical  modeling
  • Diagenetic modeling and cement stratigraphy