Physiographic setting and deep-seated structures often control the occurrence and distribution of conventional and unconventional carbonate plays in Phanerozoic carbonate sequences. Physiographic setting at the global scale is position relative to the paleoequator (determines tropical/subtropical setting and trade wind influences) but at the local scale it is the sea floor bottom topography (ramp versus platform). Deep-seated structures not only initiate pre-depositional topography and aid later entrapment of hydrocarbons, but often drive the diagenesis and porosity evolution of a carbonate sequence.
Course Structure: 2 sessions of 6 hours each, delivered over 2 days
Each session includes several breaks and will allow time for questions and discussions.
Course Level: Skill / Advanced
Duration: 2 days
Instructor: Jeffrey Dravis