Concepts, Models, and Case Studies of Dolomitization – With Applications to Hydrocarbon Exploration And Development

10-11 November 2014
Houston, Texas, United States
Who Should Attend
Petroleum geologists who work in any type of carbonate hydrocarbon reservoir, especially those in working in dolomitized reservoirs.

Attendees in this course will gain an understanding of:

  1. what creates dolomite in various geologic settings;
  2. the sizes and shapes that dolomitized reservoir bodies can attain;
  3. how and how much porosity and permeability can change via dolomitization.
Course Content

This course summarizes the major advances and current controversies in dolomite research. A major part of this course deals with the various dolomitization models, from early to late and from shallow to deep, from hypersaline reflux to hydrothermal dolomitization and MVT mineralization. These concepts will be applied to hydrocarbon exploration and development. Material will be presented through a combination of lectures, case studies and class exercises.

Topics will include:

  • Geochemical Constraints on Dolomitization
  • Textures
  • Petrophysics (porosity, permeability, capillary pressure, wire line logs)
  • Natural Environments and Models
    • Microbial-organogenic
    • Mixing zone
    • Reflux
    • Seawater dolomitization
    • Burial models
    • Fracture/Hydrothermal model
    • Dolomite, shales and mud rocks
  • Geochemical methods (trace elements, isotopes, fluid inclusions)
  • Case Studies
    • Permian Basin
    • West Carney Hunton
    • Smackover
    • Grosmont
    • Devonian
    • Albion-Scipio
    • Clarke Lake

Course notes will be provided in digital format on USB flash drive only, so electronic devices with a USB port are required for all courses. If you do not have access to an electronic device with a USB port, please contact the AAPG Education Dept. for an alternate method to download the digital course notes.

Norris Conference Center - CityCentre, Houston, TX
Norris Conference Center - CityCentre, Houston, TX
816 Town & Country Lane, Suite 210
Houston Texas 77024
United States
(713) 590-0950
50 people
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Expires on
13 November, 2014
Member Tuition
Expires on
13 November, 2014
Nonmember Tuition

Includes refreshments and buffet lunch each day in addition to digital course notes. No refunds for cancellations after 13 October 2014.


Jay M. Jay M. Gregg Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA
Hans G. Hans G. Machel University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Vicky Vicky Kroh Registrar, Education Department +1 918 560 2650 +1 918 560 2678
Debbi Debbi Boonstra Education Manager +1 918 560-2630

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