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Deep-Water Processes and Facies Models : Implications for Sandstone Petroleum Reservoirs: Implications for Sandstone Petroleum Reservoirs - G. Shanmugam

Deep-Water Processes and Facies Models

Implications for Sandstone Petroleum Reservoirs: Implications for Sandstone Petroleum Reservoirs

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This rock-based book is an attempt to link deep-water process sedimentology with sandstone petroleum reservoirs. In presenting a consistent process interpretation, the author has relied on his description and interpretation of core and outcrop (1:20 to 1:50 scale) from 35 case studies (which include 32 petroleum reservoirs), totaling more than 30,000 feet (9,145 m), carried out during the past 30 years (1974-2004). This book should serve as an important source of information for students on history, methodology, first principles, advanced concepts, controversies, and practical applications on deep-water sedimentology and petroleum geology.

* Discusses the link between deep-water process sedimentology and petroleum geology

* Addresses criteria for recognizing deposits of gravity-driven, thermohaline-driven, wind-driven, and tide-driven processes in deep-water environments
* Provides head-on approach to resolve controversial process-related problems

Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction and process sedimentology -- Introduction -- Process sedimentology -- Synopsis -- History of deep-water research (1885Ò2005) -- Introduction -- History -- Scientific revolutions -- A Philosophical retrospective -- Gravity-driven processes -- Introduction -- Mass-transport processes -- Sediment flows -- Synopsis -- Deep-water bottom currents -- Introduction -- Bottom currents -- Thermohaline-induced geostrophic bottom currents -- Wind-driven bottom currents -- Deep-marine tidal bottom currents in submarine canyons -- Synopsis -- Other processes and the phenomena of tsunamis -- Introduction -- Liquidization -- Clastic injections -- Mud diapirism -- Sediment plumes, wind transport, ice rafting, nepheloid layers, and volcanism -- Pelagic and hemipelagic settling -- The phenomena of tsunamis -- Synopsis -- Depositional environments -- Introduction -- Deep-lacustrine environments -- Submarine slope environments -- Submarine canyon and gully environments -- Submarine fan environments -- Submarine non-fan environments -- Submarine basin-plain environments -- Synopsis -- Process-related problems -- Introduction -- Conflicting definitions of turbidity currents -- Conflicting definitions of turbidites -- Conflicting definitions of high-density turbidity currents -- Unknowable flow transformations -- Conflicting definitions of slurry flows -- Conflicting origins of flute structures -- Conflicting definitions of normal grading -- Problematic origin of traction structures -- Problematic origin of mud waves -- Problematic subaerial analogs -- Problematic origin of sinuous forms -- Problematic hyperpycnal flows -- Conflicting origins of massive sands -- Conflicting definitions of turbidite systems -- Inadequate seismic resolution -- Synopsis -- The turbidite facies model -- Introduction -- The turbidite facies model -- The Annot Sandstone -- Basal sedimentary features -- Upper Înormally gradedÌ intervals -- Origin of inverse to normally graded intervals -- Inadequacy of the turbidite facies model -- Problems with other facies models -- Synopsis -- Submarine fan models -- Introduction -- Modern-fan model -- Ancient-fan model -- General-fan model -- Turbidite facies association -- The Jackfork Group and the turbidite controversy -- The impermanence of submarine fan models -- Synopsis -- Sequence-stratigraphic fan models -- Introduction -- Basin-floor fans and slope fans -- Seismic geometries -- Wireline-log motifs -- Parasequence concept -- Abandonment of submarine fan models -- Synopsis -- Tectonic and eustatic controls -- Introduction -- Tectonic control -- Eustatic control -- Synopsis -- Implications for sandstone petroleum reservoirs -- Introduction -- Grain-size distribution -- Spatial distribution of sand -- Dimensions and geometries -- Lateral changes in sediment thickness -- Reservoir heterogeneity -- Sand injection and reservoir communication -- Correlation of sandbodies -- Depositional mud matrix -- Reservoir quality -- Depositional models -- Epilogue -- References -- Index -- About the Author -- L.

ISBN: 9780080458427
ISBN-10: 0080458424
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 31st March 2006