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Field Courses with GeoLogica

calendar July 13, 2022

A field course is a unique opportunity to expand your skill set and inspire a team. Typically 4 to 5 days in duration, our residential courses can be delivered in the USA, Europe and elsewhere. Our field courses take place in the most geologically rich locations around the world, allowing you to learn ‘hands-on’ with the most appropriate outcrop analogues. We can tailor a field course to your needs and deliver a bespoke event for your team.

Studies have shown that people learn best through direct observation and experience, interpreting their observations, reflecting on these experiences, then putting the learnings into practice through both exercises and on their return to the workplace.* A well-constructed field course will include all these elements (with the exception of application in the workplace). While ‘virtual field trips’ can address direct observation to a degree, the experience of seeing and examining a section of rock outcrop physically (with the accompanying sensory stimuli of the environment, weather conditions, personal interaction and discussion) cannot be replicated. These rather nebulous aspects contribute fundamentally to the learning experience and consolidate the learning experience in ways that classroom-based learning does not.

At GeoLogica, we have the personnel and experience to conduct field training to the highest safety standards. When combined with our world-leading tutors and full logistics support, the results are a world-class learning experience for your team, all delivered at a competitive price.

Examples from the USA:

Clastic Reservoirs; Stratigraphic and Structural Heterogeneities That Impact Reservoir Performance (Colorado and Utah)

Interpretation and Analysis of Normal Fault Systems for Trap Analysis and Reservoir Management (Utah)

Salt Tectonics and Coeval Sedimentation (Utah)

Reservoir Geology for Non-Geologists (Colorado and Utah)

Examples from the UK and Europe

Carbon Capture – Reservoir Storage and Risk Elements: Insights from the Field (NE England, UK)

Reservoir Characterisation for the Energy Transition (Devon and Dorset, UK)

Lessons from Energy Transitions: Future Integrated Solutions that Sustain Nature and Local Communities (NE England, UK)

Sand-rich Turbidite Systems: From Slope to Basin Plain, Pyrenees (Spain)

* This is widely documented. For example: Field Trips and the Experiential Learning Cycle (and references therein), Marc J. Stern, Robert B. Powell; and Journal of Interpretation Research Volume: 25, Issue: 1, pages: 46-50