Sequence Stratigraphy

Acquisition of theoretical knowledge in the field of sequence stratigraphy, obtaining practical skills of sequence-stratigraphic interpretation of geological and geophysical materials.


Certificate of Professional Development

16 hours

of practical and theoretical studies

Upon request

Cost of the course

2 days

Course duration

Course description

After training the student will:

  • know basic concepts and methods of sequence stratigraphy
  • be able to apply the basic methods of sequence stratigraphy in solving professional problems;
  • understand the possibilities of specific methods of sequence stratigraphy;  
  • have the skills to carry out facies and sequence-stratigraphic analyzes and apply their results in professional activities.

Category of trainees:

Mid-level and top-level specialists and leaders of the oil-and-gas companies


Prof. Dr. Svenlana Zorina – Department of Paleontology and Stratigraphy, Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies, Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Russia

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No. Topic Academic hours

Definition of sequence stratigraphy. Steno`s Laws. Walther`s Law. Golovkinsky`s Law. Interrelations between Golovkinsky`s Law, Gressly`s Concept, and Walther`s Law. Relative sea-level: general definition. Interrelations between eustasy, tectonic subsidence, water depth and relative sea-level. Hierarchy of different orders of cyclicity. First-order and second-order cycles and their causes. Third- to sixth-order cycles and their causes

2 hours
2. Sequence stratigraphy of depositional systems

Bounding Surfaces of Sequence Stratigraphy. Hierarchy of major elements of sequence stratigraphy. Clastic and carbonate depositional systems. Sequences, systems tracts, and parasequences. Stacking patterns and geometries unconfined by topography. Stacking patterns and geometries confined within eroded topography

4 hours
3. PLATFORM SequenceS and sedimentologic models

Epicontinental basins and Platform sequences.. Interralations between eustasy, base level changes, and sediment supply. Tectono-eustatic modeling. Lithologic-bathymetric time modeling. Eustatic time modeling. The significance of sedimentologic models for Platform Sequence Stratigraphy

4 hours
4. PLATFORM SequenceS

Scenarios of shoaling-deepening and transgression-regression regimes while excessing of the accommodation space and/or deficiency of sediment supply. Scenarios of shoaling-deepening and transgression-regression regimes while there is a deficit of the accommodation space and/or excess of sedimentary material. Progradation and retrogradation cyclicity in the mid-upper Jurassic of the Eastern Russian Platform

4 hours
Final test 2 hours
TOTAL: 16 hours

Form of study: full-time training with a break from work (2 days); remote studies; extramural studies with the use of distance educational programs

Full time training is conducted at the Institute of Geology and Petroleum Technologies at the following address: Kremlyovskaya str., 4/5, Kazan, Russia

We can provide accommodation assistance for non-resident students in order to book KFU campus / hotel rooms.
In addition to the program, there are coffee breaks and excursions in the Museum of History of Kazan University, the Geological Museum named after A.A. Stukenberg and the Kazan Kremlin.

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