ERPE 210 Fundamentals of Carbonate Geology

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Geology. Historical development of carbonate fields. Carbonates mineralogy. Depositional environments. Classification systems. Evolution from sediments to rocks. Diagenesis: driving forces and physical environments. Dolomitization. Generation of rock sequences: facies, facies belts, facies stacking and stratigraphy. The role of porosity, its creation, alteration and classification. Carbonate rock systems for the oil industry. Lab Work: core description, petrography, microscopy, petrographic and geochemical tools.