1. Introduction (G.V. Chilingarian, S.J. Mazzullo, H.H. Rieke). Important, relatively new concepts. Traditional concepts: classification schemes. Reserve analysis of carbonate reservoirs. Reserve calculation methods. Fractured reservoir rocks and fractures. Relative permeability concepts. Prediction of overpressured formations in carbonate reservoirs. Appendices: Material balance equation. Application of petrography and statistics to the study of some petrophysical properties of carbonate reservoir rocks. 2. Carbonate Rock Classifications (S.J.
Mazzullo, G.V. Chilingarian, H.J. Bissell). Classification of limestones. Classification of dolomites. Classification of dolomites of marine origin. 3. Depositional Models of Carbonate Reservoirs (S.J. Mazzullo, G.V. Chilingarian). Stratigraphic traps in carbonate rocks: a review. Depositional facies in marine carbonate rock reservoirs. Platform types. 4. Diagenesis and Origin of Porosity (S.J.Mazzullo, G.V. Chilingarian). Overview of concepts. Methods of diagenetic study. Porosity characteristics of carbonate sediments and rocks. Formation of secondary matrix porosity in limestones. Porosity in dolomites. Reservoir examples. 5. Carbonates as Hydrocarbon Source Rocks (R.J. Cordell). Characteristic lithologies of carbonate source beds. Depositional environments. Environmental interpretations from geochemistry. Diagenesis. Source-bed geochemistry. Maturation.Effects of clay minerals. Maturation examples. Migration mechanisms. Matching source with reservoir. 6. Pore Geometry of Carbonate Rocks and Capillary Pressure Curves (Basic Geologic Concepts) (R.L. Jodry). Classification of carbonate porosity. Capillary pressure curve interpretation. Interrelation between pore geometry and rock types. Application of pore geometry characteristics to exploration. Pore geometry of dolomites. 7. Interrelationships among Surf