A one-day series of lectures covers the basic architecture of particulate sedimentary rocks, methods for petrologic characterization, grain assemblages, and diagenesis, including compaction, cementation, grain replacement, and fracturing. Examples of the nature and causes of reservoir quality variations in sandstones at low and high temperatures are provided with a focus on using the character of the primary grain assemblage as a predictive guide to what will happen in the subsurface.
Recommended study materials
Milliken, K. L., Choh, S.-J. and McBride, E. F., 2007, Sandstone Petrology, v. 2.0, A Tutorial Petrographic Image Atlas, Multimedia CD-ROM: American Association of Petroleum Geologists/DataPages, Discovery Series No. 10 (Second Edition), Tulsa, Oklahoma, CD-ROM.
Milliken, K. L. (compiler), 2006, Getting Started with Understanding Diagenetic Controls on Sandstone Reservoir Quality: AAPG/DataPages Getting Started Series, No. 4, CD-ROM.