Carbonate Reservoirs

Porosity and diagenesis in a sequence stratigraphic framework


  • Clyde Moore, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • William J. Wade, Flagstaff, USA

The 2nd Edition of Carbonate Reservoirs aims to educate graduate students and industry professionals on the complexities of porosity evolution in carbonate reservoirs. In the intervening 12 years since the first edition, there have been numerous studies of value published that need to be recognized and incorporated in the topics discussed. A chapter on the impact of global tectonics and biological evolution on the carbonate system has been added to emphasize the effects of global earth processes and the changing nature of life on earth through Phanerozoic time on all aspects of the carbonate system. The centerpiece of this chapter-and easily the most important synthesis of carbonate concepts developed since the 2001 edition-is the discussion of the CATT hypothesis, an integrated global database bringing together stratigraphy, tectonics, global climate, oceanic geochemistry, carbonate platform characteristics, and biologic evolution in a common time framework. Another new chapter concerns naturally fractured carbonates, a subject of increasing importance, given recent technological developments in 3D seismic, reservoir modeling, and reservoir production techniques.
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Geologists and graduate students interested in carbonate sediments and rocks, and exploration/production geologists


Book information

  • Published: August 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53831-4

Table of Contents

  1. The basic nature of carbonate sediments and sedimentation 
  2. The application of concepts of sequence statigraphy to carbonate rock sequences 
  3. The impact of global tectonics and biologic evolution on the carbonate system 
  4. The nature and classification of carbonate porosity 
  5. Carbonate diagenesis: Introduction and tools 
  6. Marine diagenetic environment 
  7. Evaporative marine diagenetic environment 
  8. Meteoric diagenetic environment 
  9. Summary of early diagenesis and porosity modification of carbonate reservoirs in a sequence stratigraphic and climatic framework
  10. Burial diagenetic environment 
  11. Natural fracturing in carbonate reservoirs 
  12. Case histories