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Nonmarine Sandstone Reservoirs

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2 hours 40 minutes

(average of 20 minutes per Subtopic)

Presents basic concepts and techniques of exploration for nonmarine sandstone reservoirs. Applies common tools for examining nonmarine settings--such as rivers, desert dunes and lakes-- in terms of their genesis and recognition in the subsurface.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 8
  • expand/collapse Classification of Nonmarine Sandstones
    • General Considerations
    • Rules of Thumb and Their Limitations
  • expand/collapse Alluvial Fan Environments
    • Introduction
    • Depositional Processes and Lithologic Characteristics
    • Paleontology
    • Geometry
    • Associated Facies
    • Diagnostic Evidence
  • expand/collapse Braided Stream Environments
    • Introduction
    • Depositional Processes and Lithologic Characteristics
    • Paleontology
    • Geometry
    • Associated Facies
    • Diagnostic Evidence
    • Basic Reservoir Characteristics
    • Examples
  • expand/collapse Meandering Channel Alluvial Systems
    • Introduction
    • Depositional Processes and Lithologic Characteristics
    • Paleontology
    • Geometry
    • Associated Facies
    • Diagnostic Evidence
    • Basic Reservoir Characteristics
    • Examples
  • expand/collapse Eolian Environments
    • Introduction
    • Depositional Processes and Lithologic Characteristics
    • Paleontology
    • Geometry
    • Associated Facies
    • Diagnostic Evidence
    • Reservoir Characteristics
    • Examples
  • expand/collapse Lacustrine Environments
    • Introduction
    • General Characteristics
    • Examples
  • expand/collapse Exercises: Identifying Reservoir Environments
    • About this Course
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 4 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Nonmarine Sandstone Reservoirs: References and Additional Information
    • References
    • Additional Reading
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