Course curriculum

    1. A message from the instructor

    2. How to use this course

    3. Before we begin...

    4. Case histories and concepts from the Potash Chapter in my last evaporite book: Download part 1of 2 from my evaporite book

    5. Case histories and concepts from the Potash Chapter in my last evaporite book: Download part 2 of 2 from my evaporite book

    1. Chapter 1.1: Potash mineralogy and an explanation of the K2O standard

    2. Chapter 1.2: Potash price and approaches to conventional mining and ore processing

    3. Chapter 1.3: Conventional and solution mining methods and costs, what does the future hold

    4. Test your understanding of module 1

    1. Chapter 2.1 - Potash in time - Marine chemistry

    2. Chapter 2.2 - Potash in time - Climate

    3. Chapter 2.3 - Potash in time - Plate tectonics and eustacy

    4. Test your understanding of module 2

    1. Chapter 3.1: World distribution of potash deposits held in saline Quaternary-age saline lacustrine sediments

    2. Test your general understanding of brine extraction

    3. Chapter 3.2a - Potash complexity in the Danakhil (Dallol) sump, Ethiopia

    4. Chapter 3.2b - Potash complexity in the Dallol - Solving stratigraphic confusion, the importance of rock texture and seismic

    5. Chapter 3.2c - Hydrothermal potash in the Dallol

    6. Chapter 3.2d - Summary and implications for Dallol potash

    7. Test your understanding of Dallol Potash

    8. Chapter 3.3a - Dead Sea potash geology and brine chemistry

    9. Chapter 3.3b - Dead Sea potash: slurry collection and processing, and other brine brine products

    10. The beauty of the salt concentrator pans (pre-carnallitite) in the Dead Sea saltworks

    11. Test your understanding of Dead Sea Potash

    12. Chapter 3.4a - Qahan potash in the Qaidam Basin, China - Geology and hydrogeochemistry

    13. Chapter 3.4b - Qahan potash in the Qaidam Basin, China - Carnallite pan hydrochemistry and slurry processing

    14. Test your understanding of MOP production at Qarhan, China

    15. Chapter 3.5a - MOP in Utah, Wendover on the Bonneville Saltflat

    16. Chapter 3.5b - MOP in Utah, Cane Creek pans, Moab

    17. Drone overflight illustrating the gravitational hydrology inherent to the Moab Potash Pans

    18. Test your knowledge of Muriate of Potash Production in Utah

    19. Chapter 3.6a - SOP characteristics and brine chemistry in the Ogden brine pans, Great Salt Lake,Utah

    20. Chapter 3.6b - SOP production in the Ogden pans and real world problems involved in SOP production from Great Salt Lake brines and elsewhere

    21. Test your understanding of sulphate of potash production in Great Salt lake, Utah

    22. Chapter 3.7 - SOP production in the Lop Nur sump, China

    23. Test your understanding of sulphate of potash production at Lop Nur, China

    1. Chapter 4.1 Potash from a solid ore source - Conventional mining

    2. Test your knowledge of solid ore controls in time

    3. Chapter 4.2 - Neogene Potash MgSO4 oceans in Sicily and Ukraine

    4. Chapter 4.3 - Earlier Tertiary Sylvinite in France and Spain

    5. Test your understanding of potash in the Tertiary

    6. Chapter 4.4a - Cretaceous Potash - Congo

    7. Chapter 4.4b - Cretaceous Potash - Sergipe Basin, Brazil

    8. Chapter 4.4c - Cretaceous Potash - Thailand, SE Asia

    9. Chapter 4.4d - Cretaceous Potash - Importance of bedded tachyhydrite in a hothouse basin

    10. Test your understanding of potash (and tachyhydrite) in the Cretaceous

    11. Chapter 4.5a - Permian Potash - Overview - Changing saline climates and analogies - polyhalite?

    12. Chapter 4.5b - Permian Potash - Bedded sylvinite and langbeinite ores in New Mexico and the enigma of modern polyhalite

    13. Chapter 4.5c - Permian Potash - Europe: Halokinetic and bedded MOP in Poland and Germany - The significance of polyhalite in Poland

    14. Chapter 4.5d - Permian Potash - The United Kingdom: Boulby region and the transition from MOP to polyhalite ore

    15. Chapter 4.5e - Permian Potash - The Kama Basin, Cis-Urals, Russia: Problems of surface stability in regions of shallow mining

    16. Test your understanding of Permian Potash

    17. Chapter 4.6a - Carboniferous Potash - Mines in the Canadian Maritimes of New Brunswick - Problems tied to halokinesis and water entry

    18. Chapter 4.6b - Carboniferous Potash - Revisiting the Cane Creek Mine, Utah - Converting a problem into a solution

    19. Chapter 4.6c - Carboniferous Potash - The Amazon Basin and its potential

    20. Test your knowledge of Carboniferous potash

    21. Chapter 4.7a1 - Devonian Potash - Prairie Evaporite in Saskatchewan; Part 1, Potash occurrences in the evaporite fill stratigraphy

    22. Chapter 4.7a2 - Devonian Potash - Prairie Evaporite in Saskatchewan; Part 2, The various potash members, ore grades and wireline signature

    23. Chapter 4.7a3 - Devonian Potash - Prairie Evaporite in Saskatchewan; Part 3, Ore textures and the timing of potash emplacement

    24. Chapter 4.7b - Devonian Potash - Soligorsk-Starobin, Pripiyat Basin, Belarus

    25. Chapter 4.8 - Cambrian Potash - Angara Basin, Eastern Siberia

    26. Test your knowledge of early Palaeozoic potash (Devonian and Cambrian potash)

    1. Chapter 5.1 - Salt Anomalies - Styles of anomalies and the effects on ore continuity

    2. Chapter 5.2 -Salt Anomalies - Formation of modern karst related discontinuities at the depositional surface and in the subsurface - examples from Salar de Atacama and Mt Sedom

    3. Chapter 5.3 - Salt Anomalies - Identifying the different types of ore discontinuities

    4. Chapter 5.4 - Salt Anomalies - Identifying water entry zones: Case histories and outcomes

    5. Test your understanding of salt anomalies

About this course

  • $895.00
  • 69 lessons
  • 12 hours of video content

Meet your Instructor

Executive Director - Technical Services John Warren

John Warren has more than 30 years of experience in the petroleum and minerals industries. John specialises in rock and brine characterisation problems in salt, potash, base metal and hydrocarbon exploration programmes. He has been involved in training and technical studies conducted by various companies, including ADNOC, Asia-Pacific Potash, BHP Billiton Petroleum, BHP Billiton Resources, Chevron International, Exxon International, Fortescue Metals, Homestake, Husky Oil, MMG, Nexen, NIOC, Nutrien, Pasminco, PTTEP, Santos, Saudi Aramco, Shell International, Statoil, Vietnam Petroleum Institute, and others. He has also served as a technical expert in evaporites for the AAPG, BBC, IHRDC, and New World Horizons. In addition, John has served on the World Bank Panel of Experts and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Petroleum Geology.