Integrated Petrography and Geochemistry of Carbonate Rocks and Its Application to Reservoir Studies
AAPG Middle East
Ms. Lara Bell
Tel: +973 17553043
Fax: +973 17553029
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- 11 January 2009
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18-22 January 2009 | Sheraton Hotel & Towers | Manama, Bahrain
Provides an overview of carbonate petrography and diagenesis and how carbonate deposition and diagenesis affects reservoir potential. Opportunity to see how petrography and geochemistry provide valuable tools for explorationists.
Offers an opportunity to learn how to recognize constituent grains,distinguish early and late diagenetic alteration,classify and understand the origin and timing of porosity in carbonate rocks through bothmicroscopic examination and geochemical analysis (especially fluid inclusionmicroscopy and isotopic analysis) of carbonate rocks. Careful integration of these two techniques greatly helps in producing reliable interpretations.
If microscopes are available, participants may bring their own thin sections and a workshop session can be customized to their needs.
- Recognition of constituent biotic and nonbiotic grains and diagnostic sedimentary fabrics in order 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
Who Should Attend
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.
Basic geology is necessary; basic sedimentology is useful but we will deal with the subject from basics to advanced topics and it should be understandable without.
This a face to face lecture and discussion class with practical thin section laboratory exercises.
The course will be conducted over four days.
The course is USD 2500 for AAPG members and USD 2600 for non-members.