Individualised training at your own pace

We now offer a variety of online courses

We are converting some of our popular on-site and Zoom-based training programs and workshops into online courses that can be purchased topic by topic, or as bundled offerings. All course offerings aim to give focused information helpful in exploring and developing hydrocarbon reservoirs, potash, lithium and base metal deposits formed in saline geosystems.

Signing up for an online course offers several advantages. First, it provides the extra flexibility inherent in online learning; you choose when, where, and how you want to learn, and you set the pace. Access it across your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Pause the video or rewind to improve your understanding of relevant points or groups of points. Download relevant articles from the course material and view additional videos. This means more effective time management for you and other members of your team that have signed up for a course or two.

You always have a direct line of communication with the instructor and can ask questions via email or in face-to-face chats with the instructor.

Our listed courses are priced for individual enrollment, but we offer a discounted bundled subscription to corporate clients with ten or more participants in a class. Online course contents can be modified to suit the needs of a corporate client. Corporate courses have completely secure sets of course contents and course-specific discussion groups. All aspects of a corporate course are separate from a single enrollment course. Contact us for our corporate pricing.


Some samples of our online content

All our online courses are video-chapter based, along with supplementary dowloadable literature for each topic module. To get the flavour, click to view example video chapters

From Dolomites and dolomitisation 

Chapter 2.1 The dolomite problem

View dolomite & dolomitisation (with free previews)
From Dolomites and dolomitisation 

Chapter 6.1 Burial and hydrothermal dolomites

View dolomite & dolomitisation (with free previews)
From Lithium from Brine 

Chapter 1.1 What is lithium and why is it important?

View the lithium course (with free previews)
From Understanding Potash - Brine and solid ore sources
Chapter 1.1: Potash mineralogy and an explanation of the K2O standard
View the potash course (with free previews)
From Salt Tectonics 

Chapter 9.1 Salt Tectonics - The overview

View the salt tectonics course (with free previews)
From Mesohaline source rocks:Modern and ancient
Chapter 5: Ancient mesohaline source rocks - No same-scale modern counterparts
Enrol for the free Mesohaline source rocks lecture series

Some of the topics we cover in 2024

Dolomites and dolomitisation (Available now as a paid course)

Salt tectonics; Its importance in focusing hydrocarbon traps and base metal deposits (Available now as a paid course)

Lithium brines; Their geological diversity and the variety of hydrogeochemical properties (Available now as a paid course)

Understanding Potash: The geology and hydrogechemistry of solid--state ore and brine operations (Available now as a paid course)

Organic-rich rocks in mesohaline settings; sources of hydrocarbons and the fixation of metals (Available now as a free course)

Sedimentary stratabound copper in saline settings (in preparation)

You can check out the course curricula in advance before you sign up, using the free preview button in the course content listings


To aid in global communication between like-minded people interested in saline geosystems, you get full access to a Salty Community board when you enrol on our course web page (Click here for more information on the Salty Community board). Access to the Salty Matters Community Group comes with enrolment in any free online course or when you enrol in one of our growing list of paid courses. In addition to a general Salty community board, you can access course-specific community boards in a paid course.

In a paid course, you also receive all the other benefits, including access to all the self-paced lecture videos, various other information videos, downloads and pdfs, and questionnaires to test your understanding of each of the main course topics. There are also real-time tutorial sessions across various issues raised in a paid course (via Zoom). On completing a paid course, you also receive a certificate of completion.


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