Fine – Grained Sediments From shelf to Basin: Process and Facies
2003. "Fine – Grained Sediments From shelf to Basin: Process and Facies", Siltstones, Mudstones and Shales: Depositional Processes and Characteristics, Erik D. Scott, Arnold H. Bouma, William R. Bryant
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Siltstones, mudstones and shales have been studied mainly with regard to clay mineralogy and general transport-deposition. Recent studies on deepwater deposits from cores and outcrops have shown that fluid flow properties of deepwater reservoirs are greatly affected by the presence of finer-grained deposits in the reservoir. Initial analysis indicates that the majority of these finer grained deposits have a large silt component and are closer to siltstones rather than mudstones, commonly called shales To date, little attention has been given to their characteristics resulting from different depositional processes.