Module 6. Carbonate Sequence Stratigraphy

Course Details

Despite the rapid evolution of sequence stratigraphy over the past 40 years, carbonate sequence stratigraphy is still poorly understood by most in the oil and gas industry. Unlike siliciclastics where the interplay between sediment supply, climate, tectonics and relative sea-level change are somewhat predictable, carbonate production differs and depends largely on the type of carbonate factory. Many have often ‘forced’ clastic models onto carbonates, which can have drastic consequences.
This course focuses on carbonate sequence stratigraphy from a petroleum systems stand-point. Instead of boring you with details as to what Milankovitch band you should expect to see in what type of carbonate, we will focus on two main areas:
1. Effect of relative sea-level change on carbonate reservoir distribution and quality for exploration.
2. Sediment body geometries and their successful geomodeling for development


• Geologists
• Geophysicists who wish to better understand carbonate seismology and seismic stratigraphy
• Petrophysicists
• Engineers who wish to develop a better understanding of the factors that control distribution, reservoir connectivity and compartmentalization in carbonate reservoirs

• Graduate Students (Masters or Doctorate) who wish to develop a better understanding of the petroleum industry and the importance of carbonate reservoirs


The course assumes no prior knowledge of carbonates therefore we also encourage non-geoscientists and graduate-students to enroll.

Course Outline