Palaeozoic Reservoirs - Key Factors in Distribution, Characterization and Controls on Reservoir Quality


Petroleum and reservoir geologists, stratigraphers, and explorationists involved with explorationand production in Palaeozoic reservoirs of the world.


- General introduction on the distribution of Palaeozoic reservoirs and the relevance of Palaeozoic plate configurations and palaeogeographies
- Classification and recognition: extensive investigation of core, FMI and wireline logs in order to identify environmental and structural aspects of various Palaeozoic reservoirs
- Reservoir quality: with recognition of key sedimentological factors, the course examines how these influence reservoir quality, with demonstrative examples taken from petrographic thin sections, scanning electron microscopy, all related to available conventional core analysis data
- Exploration: a review of specific issues encountered in Palaeozoic reservoirs, the difference between
- Palaeozoic reservoirs and other younger plays and implications for future exploration
- Case studies: all aspects of this course utilize various case studies from across the world that illustrate the variation in geological controls and implications for exploration. Examples range from the Ordovician glaciomarine sediments of North Africa to the Permian aeolian sediments of the North Sea.

Learning Objectives

This course determines how Palaeozoic reservoirs are identified through age dating and correlation, wireline log interpretation and sedimentological recognition from core.



Number of Participants

Max 20



Software Used


Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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