1: Introduction. 2: Sedimentological Investigations. 2.1. Major Types of Sedimentary Rocks and their Classification. 2.2. Methods in Sedimentology. 2.3. Biogenic Sedimentary Structures as Environmental Indicators. 2.4. Sedimentological Interpretation of Well Logs. 2.5. Sedimentological Evaluation of Seismic Data. 3: Sedimentology of RocksImportant to Hydrocarbon Exploration. 3.1. Source Rocks of Hydrocarbons. 3.2. Reservoir Rocks for Hydrocarbons. 3.3. Cap Rock (Seals). 3.4. Diagenesis. 3.5. Sedimentary Traps. 3.6. Overpressured Shales. 4: Applied Petroleum Sedimentology. 4.1. Environments of Deposition. 4.2. Sequence Stratigraphy, Basin Analysis, and Sediment Provenance. 4.3. Case Histories in Petroleum Sedimentology. 4.4. Sedimentology as Applied to Well Treatment, Hydrocarbon Exploitation, and Enhanced Oil Recovery. 5: Future Trends in PetroleumSedimentology. Photoplates. References. Subject Index. GeographicalIndex. Author Index.
Knowledge of the principles and methods of petroleum sedimentology is essential for oil and gas exploration and exploitation. This book is designed as an introductory text for students in petroleum geology and applied sedimentology as well as a useful companion for advanced technicians, explorationists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers. Source rock, lithology and type of trap define the quality of a hydrocarbon accumulation. This interrelationship is exemplified by seven case histories worldwide (NW Europe, Saudi Arabia, U.S.A., Mexico, CIS, China). Moreover, successful exploitation and enhanced oil recovery often depend on an adequate knowledge of the sedimentology of a reservoir. Photographs illustrate macroscopic and microscopic aspects of source rocks as well as reservoir sandstones and limestones that are most important for hydrocarbon exploration. A comprehensive list of references encourages further study.
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