Abstract: Confounding Carbonates: The Reservoir Rocks that Won't Play Nice

This lecture will discuss the differences between carbonates and siliciclastics from their chemical composition through their distributions in time and space. Building on these fundamental differences, we will explore the challenges carbonates pose to petroleum geologists in terms of seismic interpretation, reservoir quality prediction, field development, etc. Peppered with humorous personal stories, still raging academic debates, and the heartfelt frustrations of real industry professionals, the aim is to inspire students and young professionals to rise to the occasion and embrace the reservoir rocks that petroleum geologists love to hate.

Visiting Geoscientist

Noelle Joy

Noelle Joy Purcell

Shell Oil

Nationwide USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain


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