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Consolidate your training at an AAPG Education Conference. Choose between
Fall and Winter.
Carbonate Reservoir Geology: Understanding Depositional and Diagenetic Factors Controlling Porosity
- INSTRUCTOR S :
- Peter Scholle and Dana Ulmer-Scholle, Scholle Petrographic, LLC, Magdalena, NM
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- February 10 - 11, 2014
- Norris Conference Center, City Centre Location, Houston, TX
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $2,095 nonmembers. Goes up to $1995/$2295, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day on 1/13/2014. Course notes, refreshments and lunch buffet included.
No refunds for cancellations after 1/13/2014.
- 50 people
- 1.5 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for exploration and development geologists working on carbonate reservoirs; petroleum engineers and geophysicists with some carbonate geology background and an interest in understanding the causes and patterns of reservoir heterogeneity.
By the end of this course, participants should be able to:
- understand the major factors of importance in controlling porosity in carbonate rocks along with:
- sedimentary facies and sediment tectures through time;
- primary mineraology variations and their influence on porosity preservation or development;
- early diagenetic history of cementation and/or exposure-related porosity development;
- burial diagenesis from early to late stages including rine reflux, hydrothermal water movement, timing of hydrocarbone entry and others.
- understand porosity evolution and the techniques available to evalluate reservoirs, especially petrographic and geochemical methods - both their advantages and limitations
- independently evaluate their own samples based on an understanding of the geologic and diagenetic histories of their units. Carbonate petrography may seem overwhelming at first, but if it is focused on rocks of a specific age and a specific region, the task is well within the achievable skill set of any geoscientist.
The course consists of a series of PowerPoint presentations. We will start with predictable patterns of carbonate deposition as a function of geologic time and move on to an examination of selected modern depositional settings that serve as excellent analogs for ancient sediments (focusing mostly on the less commonly presented, but very important analogs from the Persian Gulf and Australia). Moving on to diagenesis, we will discuss patterns of alteration in marine, subaerial exposure/meteoric environments, and deeper burial settings, integrating core, petrographic and geochemical observations. We will then examine a series of case histories of reservoirs from Paleozoic and Mesozoic basins, especially those in the southwestern US. We will also cover unconventional carbonates with a discussion of chalk reservoirs and their porosity patterns.