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Marginal Marine Sandstone Reservoirs

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1 hour 20 minutes

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Examines coastal barrier islands, shallow-marine shoals, bars and deltas, presenting depositional and erosional conditions dominant during formation. Describes diagnosis and recognition through use of seismic, well-log, map and core data.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 4
  • expand/collapse Introduction to Marginal Marine Sandstone Reservoirs
    • Depositional Influences
    • General Classifications
    • Principal Sedimentary Processes
  • expand/collapse Deltaic Environments
    • Significance to Petroleum Exploration
    • General Depositional Setting
    • Delta Classifications
    • Upper/Lower Delta Plain Subenvironments
    • Subaqueous Subenvironment
    • Transgressive Processes
    • Braided Stream and Point Bar Deposits
    • Distributary Channel Sand Deposits
    • Crevasse Subdelta Deposits
    • Distributary Mouth Bars
    • River Mouth Tidal Ridge Deposits
    • Barrier Island Sands
    • Reservoir Characteristics
    • Deltaic Vertical Sequence
    • Example: Handil Field, Indonesia
    • Depositional Processes, Effect on Structure
    • Seismic Identification
    • Fan Deltas
    • Summary; General Characteristics
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 4 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 5 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 6 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 7 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Barrier Islands
    • Introduction
    • Relative Influence of Wave and Tidal Processes
    • Distribution of Facies
    • Morphology and Depositional Processes
    • Beach to offshore Facies
    • Regressive Vertical Sequences
    • Associated Sand Facies
    • Sand Plains and Chenier Deposits
    • Stratigraphic Sequence
    • Paleontology
    • Morphology
    • Reservoir Characteristics
    • Identification of Barrier Island Deposits
    • Field Example: Bell Creek Field, Montana
    • Summary; General Characteristics
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Marginal Marine Sandstone Reservoirs: References and Additional Information
    • References
    • Additional Reading
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