29 January – 2nd February 2023 : Sedimentology, Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Quality of Cretaceous Petroleum Systems of the Arabian Plate

This virtual workshop on Cretaceous petroleum systems is based on the evolving palaeogeography of the Arabian Plate. Selected palaeogeographical maps at a 3rd order systems tract level show how the depositional systems, sequence stratigraphic architecture, source, seal and reservoirs are configured in each petroleum system. The controls on reservoir quality in each mega-sequence are also discussed.

The workshop also includes descriptions of work flows, including the use of facies analysis, core logging and petrographic techniques integrated with other sub-surface techniques are required to characterise these petroleum systems at a regional to reservoir scale. While the workshop focusses on Cretaceous carbonate systems, case histories from outside the area may be introduced to illustrate principles of sequence stratigraphy, carbonate diagenesis, pore systems and reservoir types will be introduced.

Learning Outcomes

  • A detailed understanding of sequence stratigraphic controls of source-reservoir-seal configurations in Cretaceous petroleum systems.
  • Sequence stratigraphic and palaeogeographical control on reservoir development in carbonate and mixed clastic-carbonate systems.
  • Understanding of the sequence stratigraphic and palaeogeographical control of pore systems in carbonate reservoirs.

Training Method

  • Lectures and practicals
  • Case histories
  • Use of Stratbox software

The workshop will be delivered by a combination of power point presentations supported by case histories and exercises carried out in Stratbox using selected Cambridge Carbonates Ltd palaeogeographical maps of the Arabian Plate.

Key maps will be selected to illustrate regional features of the petroleum systems with links to reservoir and exploration case histories.

Format and Duration:

Virtual Instructor-led Course – 5 half-day sessions

(12:00-15:30 (London / GMT))


29 January to 2nd February 2023 (registration closing date: 20 January 2023)


2,200 GBP

Short Course Masterclass Series

Cambridge Carbonates have an exciting programme of carbonate courses that are offered as public virtual courses. The courses are based on decades of experience working with carbonate systems worldwide and have proven very popular in the past where they have been delivered to many clients on a bespoke basis.

The courses are offered virtually through TEAMS, and range from 1 day to 3 days in duration.

An ADDED BONUS is that if participants would like to subsequently discuss their own data confidentially, we offer one day of consultancy from our in-house experts at a MUCH REDUCED rate of £475. View details here.

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