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

5-6 April 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

Note: This course is only offered in conjunction with [the Annual Convention and Exhibition].

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, with specific reference to the Devonian of Western Canada. 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
George R. Brown Convention Center - Houston, TX
George R. Brown Convention Center - Houston, TX
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000
Expires on
06 March, 2014
Early Member Tuition
Expires on
06 March, 2014
Early Nonmember Tuition
50 people

Includes course notes and refreshments.
No refunds for cancellations after 7 March 2014.


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

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