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Characterization and Geometry of Deltaic & Shallow Marine Reservoirs


January 31-February 4, 2021

Instructor : M. Darwish, Ph.D


The material of this course should be of interest to Geological Supervisors, exploration and development geologists, sedimentologists, petrophysicists and geophysicists.


This course will give an insight view to the geoscientists about the importance of the variations of fluvial, deltaic and shallow marine reservoirs and the critical effect on the hydrocarbon exploration and development.

The field seminar investigate the analysis of hydrocarbon reservoirs in shallow marine and fluviomarine clastic depositional facies.  The origin, characteristics and geometry of sand bodies will be considered, with the emphasis on the complexities of reservoirs formed in fluvial depositional environments.  Field studies of ancient and recent continental deposits will be included.


  Through this program, you will be able to identify:

  • The continental and coastal depositional environments.
  • Climatic and tectonic controls on facies.
  • Recognition of alluvial and aeolian facies in the subsurface.
  • Shallow and deep marine sedimentation.
  • Sequence stratigraphic as well as cyclostratigraphic concepts will be applied and demonstrated in the field.
  • The influence and effect of syndepositional rift tectonics in the sand dispersal patterns of the different depositional facies.
  • Reservoir sand geometry in continental deposits.
  • Heterogeneity and permeability barriers in fluvial reservoir sand bodies.


First day will be held at Holiday Inn (Former Sofitel Hotel), in Cairo. The participants will fly the next day to Hurghada. The course will be continued in Hurghada.


Inclusive of refreshment and lunch at the Holiday Inn (Former Sofitel Hotel). Air Ticket Cairo/Hurghada return and accommodation in Hurghada.


DR. M. DARWISH  has obtained his B.Sc. in 1968 from Cairo University and Ph.D. in 1979 from Bucharest University.  He is EREX Consultant for Sedimentology and Professor in Cairo University for Sedimentology and Petroleum Geology.  During the last ten years, Dr. Darwish has offered appreciated consulting services on sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy for the oil companies in Egypt.