Description

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.

Key Features

  • Detailed porosity classifications schemes for easy comparison
  • Overview of the carbonate sedimentologic system 
  • Case studies to blend theory and practice

Readership

Geologists and graduate students interested in carbonate sediments and rocks, and exploration/production geologists

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Reference

Acknowledgments

Part 1: The Carbonate Depositional System

Part 1: The Carbonate Depositional System

References

Chapter 1. The Basic Nature of Carbonate Sediments and Sedimentation

Introduction

Marine Carbonates

Lacustrine Carbonates

Summary

References

Chapter 2. The Application of the Concepts of Sequence Stratigraphy to Carbonate Rock Sequences

Introduction

Sequence Stratigraphy of the Tropical Carbonate Factory

Sequence Stratigraphy of the Cool Water Carbonate Factory

Sequence Stratigraphy of the Mud Mound Carbonate Factory

Sequence Stratigraphy of Lacustrine Carbonates

Summary

References

Chapter 3. The Impact of Global Tectonics and Biologic Evolution on the Carbonate System

Introduction

Global Tectonics

Phanerozoic Climate Supercycles: Icehouse and Greenhouse

Biologic Evolution

A Global 4-D Carbonate Framework: The CATT Hypothesis

Summary

References

Part 2: Carbonate Porosity and Introduction to Diagenesis

Part 2: Carbonate Porosity and Introduction to Diagenesis

Chapter 4. The Nature and Classification of Carbonate Porosity

Introduction

The Classification of Carbonate Porosity

The Nature of Primary Porosity in Modern Carbonate Sediments

Secondary Porosity

Summary

References

Chapter 5. Carbonate Diagenesis: Introduction and Tools

Introduction

The Diagenetic Environments of Porosity Modification

Tools for the Recognition of Diagenetic Environments of Porosity Modification in Carbonate Sequences

Summary

References

Part 3: Porosity Evolution in the Marine, Meteoric, and Burial Realms

Part 3: Porosity Evolution in the Marine, Meteoric, and Burial Realms

Chapter 6. Marine

Details

No. of pages:
392
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780444538314
Electronic ISBN:
9780444538321

About the editors

Clyde Moore

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Dr. Clyde H. Moore received his BS degree in Geology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge and his MS and PhD degrees from the University of Texas in Austin. He spent a number of years as a research geologist with Shell Development Company in Houston, Texas and Ventura, California. During this period he studied Cretaceous carbonate sequences in Texas, modern clastic coastal depositional environments along the Atlantic coast, and Tertiary clastic sequences in the marginal basins of the Pacific coast. He joined the geology faculty at Louisiana State University in 1966 and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1997. During his tenure at LSU his research interests and the work of his students spanned all aspects of carbonate geology from modern sediments to ancients rock sequences around the world. His main focus in his later years at LSU was the nature and evolution of porosity in carbonate reservoirs. This research was sponsored by an industrial associates program. At present he is a research professor at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. He is an active consultant and teaches industrial seminars for Oil and Gas Consultants Inc (OGCI). His seminars include Carbonate Reservoirs and Sequence Stratigraphy. He was a Distinguished Lecturer for AAPG and recently received the AAPG Distinguished Educator award. He resides in Lakewood, Colorado.

Office address:
Department of Geology
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401, USA
Ph. 303 273 3805
Fax 303 273 3857
Email: chmoore@mines.edu