Petroleum Sedimentology

Start Date End Date Duration Location
Oct. 18, 2020 Oct. 22, 2020 5 Cairo


The use of sedimentology especially the depositional environments in petroleum exploration.


By the end of this course, participant will be able to learn:

  • The different depositional systems and its relation to petroleum exploration.

  • The physical properties of the sediments

  • The relation of the sedimentologic data with seismic and logs

  • The use of sedimentology in petroleum exploration and production


  • Sedimentologic & stratigraphic principles.
  • Relative & Absolute dating techniques.
  • Environment – diagnostic sedimentary structures.
  • Physical properties of sediments.
  • Origin & significance of overpressure.
  • Extracting sedimentologic data from seismic & borehole logs.
  • Extracting sedimentologic data from image logs.
  • Petrophysical problems of thin beds.

Who Can Benefit?

Geologists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers.