Principle of Carbonate Geology and Reservoir Principle of Carbonate Geology and Reservoir

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Principle of Carbonate Geology and Reservoir

This course is an overview of carbonates rock from origin of carbonate and depositional facies to its reservoir characterization. Carbonate reservoirs represent over 60% of worldwide petroleum reserves, including emerging unconventional reservoirs.

Course Info



Day 1

  • Overview on : sedimentary rocks and reservoir
  • Three common groups of sedimentary rocks and its origin
  • Origin of carbonate and depositional facies
  • Factor controlling carbonate deposition and facies
  • Reef growth window of modern reef

Day 2

  • Carbonate mineralogy, building block, classification and its application

           - Mineralogy and grain carbonates
           - Non-skeletal grains
           - Skeletal grains
           - Carbonates & micrite
           - Cemen / sparry calcite

  • Seismic attribute and reservoir characterization in carbonate rocks
  • Carbonate diagenesis and reservoir characteristics
  • Reservoir quality in carbonate rocks
  • Near surface meteoric
  • Burial environment

Day 3

Case study

  • Mudi case
  • Kedung Tuban case
  • Outcrop lesson
  • Talisman case
  • Characteristics of carbonate reservoir
  • Reservoirs rock typing for carbonate
  • Discussion on play types

           - Sungai Kenawang
           - Ngimbang carbonate
           - Kujung


Petroleum geologists, explorationists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, and petroleum engineers which work with the exploration of carbonate plays and development of carbonate reservoirs. Previous knowledge about carbonate rocks and carbonate sedimentology is not required.


Mr. Budianto Toha

Having more than 35 years experience in geology (mostly as stratigrapher) and Petroleum Geologist (HC exlorationist). Associate Professor Emeritus of Universitas Gadjah Mada in Stratigraphy and Siliciclastic / Carbonate Petrology. His area of expertise is Sequences stratigraphy analysis, especially in the field of siliciclastic and carbonate rocks sedimentology for hydrocarbon prospecting and development.

This Principle of Carbonate Geology and Reservoir Training will be held several times in Indonesia throughout 2021. It will be held in VGEMS Learning Management System with minimum 5 participants and maximum 15 participants. The accommodation during the course includes: Training Certificates, Training E-modules, Training Recording. Click the Register button based on your preference date to join this training!

Location Start Date End Date Price Register
Online (for Public)
13 Dec 2021
15 Dec 2021
700 USD/person