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
- Petrophysics (porosity, permeability, capillary pressure, wire line logs)
- Natural Environments and Models
- Mixing zone
- 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
- Clarke Lake