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Petrography and Geochemistry of Carbonate Rocks

 
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PostPosted: 08 Mar 2007 08:36    Post subject: Petrography and Geochemistry of Carbonate Rocks Reply with quote

The AAPG is introducing one of our MOST ANTICIPATED COURSES TO DATE this March on Integrated Petrography and Geochemistry of Carbonate Rocks and its Application to Reservoir Studies, taught by Peter and Dana Scholle.

This course will be held March 12-13, at the Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute in Dallas, and will use AAPG Memoir 77 and the NEWLY EXPANDED DVD as part of the course notes. Check out the complete course description.

Who should attend?
Geologists and engineers interested in carbonate reservoir characterization, including understanding the depositional setting, diagenetic history, and origin and timing of porosity development or destruction in limestone and dolomite reservoirs.

Objectives and Content
This course offers an opportunity to learn how to recognize constituent grains, distinguish early and late diagenetic alteration, classify and understand the origin and timing of porosity in carbonate rocks through both microscopic examination and geochemical analysis (especially fluid inclusion microscopy and isotopic analysis) of carbonate rocks. Careful integration of these two techniques greatly helps in producing reliable interpretations.

If microscopes are available, participants can bring their own thin sections, and a workshop session customized to their needs will be held.

Topics include:

Recognition of constituent biotic and non-biotic grains and diagnostic sedimentary fabrics in order to establish or refine interpretations of depositional environments.
Classification of carbonate rocks.
Recognition of types of diagenetic alteration (replacement, inversion, dissolution, cementation, etc.) and interpretation of their origin and timing.
Recognition of basic porosity types and their origin.
Fundamentals of geochemical analysis (mainly cathodoluminescence, fluid inclusion microscopy and carbon/oxygen and strontium isotopic analysis) and discussion of their application to the interpretation of carbonate rock diagenesis.
Discussion of time- and cost-effective integration of petrography and geochemistry.
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