AAPG Short Course Set in Bahrain
The first short course presented through AAPG’s new Middle East office will be offered Jan. 18-22, taught by two successful and popular AAPG authors.
“Integrated Petrography and Geochemistry of Carbonate Rocks and Its Application to Reservoir Studies” will be presented at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Manama, Bahrain, taught by Peter Scholle and Dana Ulmer-Scholle.
The two are authors of AAPG Memoir 77, A Color Guide to the Petrography of Carbonate Rocks, which was designed to aid geologists’ understanding of the importance and value of petrography – what Scholle calls one of those dying arts of fundamental geology.
The course will be a lecture and discussion class, with practical thin section laboratory exercises. It is designed for geologists and engineers interested in carbonate reservoir characterization, including understanding the depositional setting, diagenetic history and origin and timing of porosity development or destruction in limestone and dolomite reservoirs.
Course specifics include:
- Recognition of constituent biotic and non-biotic grains and diagnostic sedimentary fabrics to establish or refine interpretations of depositional environments.
- Classification of carbonate rocks.
- Recognition of types of diagenetic alteration (replacement, inversion, dissolution, cementation, etc.) and interpretation of their origin and timing.
- Recognition of basic porosity types and their origin.
- Fundamentals of geochemical analysis (mainly cathodoluminescence, fluid inclusion microscopy and carbon/oxygen and strontium isotopic analysis) and discussion of their application to the interpretation of carbonate rock diagenesis.
- Discussion of time- and cost-effective integration of petrography and geochemistry.
The registration deadline is Jan. 11; for more information contact Lara Bell (email@example.com); or telephone, +973 17553043; or fax, +973 17553029.