Geology of Carbonate Reservoirs : The Identification, Description, and Characterization of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs in Carbonate Rocks

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-08-11
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

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* An accessible resource, covering the fundamentals of carbonate reservoir engineering * Includes discussions on how, where and why carbonate are formed, plus reviews of basic sedimentological and stratigraphic principles to explain carbonate platform characteristics and stratigraphic relationships * Offers a new, genetic classification of carbonate porosity that is especially useful in predicting spatial distribution of pore networks. * Includes a solution manual

Author Biography

WAYNE M. AHR, PHD, is a professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics with a joint appointment in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. Dr. Ahr has published 150 technical papers and abstracts. He is a Certified Petroleum Geologist and a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, where he serves as Associate Editor. He is also a member of the Society for Sedimentary Geology and the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts; is a lifetime member of the Fulbright Association; and serves on the editorial board of the Geological Journal.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Definition of Carbonate Reservoirsp. 2
Finding and Developing Carbonate Reservoirsp. 6
Unique Attributes of Carbonatesp. 9
Carbonate Reservoir Rock Propertiesp. 13
Definitionsp. 13
Fundamental Rock Propertiesp. 14
Classification of Carbonate Rocksp. 20
Dependent or Derived Rock Propertiesp. 30
Tertiary Rock Propertiesp. 47
Petrophysical Properties of Carbonate Reservoirsp. 56
Saturation, Wettability, and Capillarityp. 56
Capillary Pressure and Reservoir Performancep. 64
Fluid Withdrawal Efficiencyp. 71
Stratigraphic Principlesp. 76
Carbonate Depositional Platformsp. 77
Rock, Time, and Time-Rock Unitsp. 83
Correlationp. 86
Anatomy of Depositional Unitsp. 88
Sequence Stratigraphyp. 99
Depositional Carbonate Reservoirsp. 106
Depositional Porosityp. 108
Depositional Environments and Processesp. 109
Paleotopography and Depositional Faciesp. 134
Diagnosis and Mapping of Depositional Reservoirsp. 137
Diagenetic Carbonate Reservoirsp. 144
Diagenesis and Diagenetic Processesp. 144
Diagenetic Porosityp. 150
Diagenetic Environments and Faciesp. 153
Diagenetically Enhanced Porosityp. 156
Porosity Reduction by Diagenesisp. 164
Diagnosing and Mapping Diagenetic Reservoirsp. 171
Fractured Reservoirsp. 176
Fractures and Fractured Reservoirsp. 176
Fracture Permeability, Porosity, and S[subscript w]p. 186
Classification of Fractured Reservoirsp. 190
Detecting Fractured Reservoirsp. 191
Predicting Reservoir Fracture Spacing and Intensityp. 195
Identifying and Developing Fractured Reservoirsp. 195
Summary: Geology of Carbonate Reservoirsp. 200
Rock Properties and Diagnostic Methodsp. 201
Data Requirementsp. 206
Depositional Reservoirsp. 209
Diagenetic Reservoirsp. 224
Fractured Reservoirsp. 239
Conclusionsp. 249
Referencesp. 255
Indexp. 269
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