Carbonate Reservoirs, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444538321
  • ISBN-13: 9780444538321
  • DDC: 552.58
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 392 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The 2nd Edition of Carbonate Reservoirs aims to educate graduate students and industry professionals on the complexities of porosity evolution in carbonate reservoirs. In the intervening 12 years since the first edition, there have been numerous studies of value published that need to be recognized and incorporated in the topics discussed. A chapter on the impact of global tectonics and biological evolution on the carbonate system has been added to emphasize the effects of global earth processes and the changing nature of life on earth through Phanerozoic time on all aspects of the carbonate system. The centerpiece of this chapter—and easily the most important synthesis of carbonate concepts developed since the 2001 edition—is the discussion of the CATT hypothesis, an integrated global database bringing together stratigraphy, tectonics, global climate, oceanic geochemistry, carbonate platform characteristics, and biologic evolution in a common time framework. Another new chapter concerns naturally fractured carbonates, a subject of increasing importance, given recent technological developments in 3D seismic, reservoir modeling, and reservoir production techniques.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
1: The Carbonate Depositional System.
2: The Basic Nature of Carbonate Sediments and Sedimentation.
3: The Application of the Concepts of Sequence Stratigraphy to Carbonate Rock Sequences.
4: The Impact of Global Tectonics and Biologic Evolution on the Carbonate System.
5: Carbonate Porosity and Introduction to Diagenesis.
6: The Nature and Classification of Carbonate Porosity.
7: Carbonate Diagenesis: Introduction and Tools.
8: Porosity Evolution in the Marine, Meteoric, and Burial Realms.
9: Marine Diagenetic Environment.
10: Evaporative Marine Diagenetic Environment.
11: Meteoric Diagenetic Environment.
12: Summary of Early Diagenesis and Porosity Modification of Carbonate Reservoirs in a Sequence Stratigraphic and Climatic Framework.
13: Burial Diagenetic Environment.
14: Natural Fracturing in Carbonate Reservoirs.
15: Syntheses of Porosity Evolution.
16: Case Histories.
Sequence Stratigraphy.