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Carbonate Reservoirs

Porosity and Diagenesis in a Sequence Stratigraphic Framework


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


Part 1: The Carbonate Depositional System
3-22The Basic Nature of Carbonate Sediments and Sedimentation
23-38The Application of the Concepts of Sequence Stratigraphy to Carbonate Rock Sequences
39-50The Impact of Global Tectonics and Biologic Evolution on the Carbonate System
Part 2: Carbonate Porosity and Introduction to Diagenesis
51-66The Nature and Classification of Carbonate Porosity
67-92Carbonate Diagenesis: Introduction and Tools
Part 3: Porosity Evolution in the Marine, Meteoric, and Burial Realms
93-132Marine Diagenetic Environment
133-164Evaporative Marine Diagenetic Environment
165-206Meteoric Diagenetic Environment
207-238Summary of Early Diagenesis and Porosity Modification of Carbonate Reservoirs in a Sequence Stratigraphic and Climatic Framework
239-284Burial Diagenetic Environment
285-302Natural Fracturing in Carbonate Reservoirs
Part 4: Syntheses of Porosity Evolution
303-332Case Histories

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