Mesozoic and Cenozoic Carbonate Systems of the Mediterranean and the Middle East: Stratigraphic and Diagenetic Reference Models
This volume contains a collection of stratigraphic and diagenetic case studies of Mesozoic and Cenozoic carbonate sequences from the Tethyan realm. High levels of industry and academic interest in the region have generated numerous multi-disciplinary studies of these sequences, a selection of which are presented in this volume. The studies presented are based on both comprehensive subsurface datasets from important hydrocarbon-bearing strata of the Middle East and the excellent surface exposures in the region of interest.
The studies presented in this volume may serve as suitable starting points in the development of age and architecture specific carbonate reference models. Such models can form the basis of internally consistent models for carbonate deposition, sequence development and reservoir performance. Ideally such models, suitably scaled, will be equally applicable to academic studies, the exploration and development phases of the field life cycle and in the prediction of future reservoir performance.
Mesozoic and Cenozoic carbonate systems of the Mediterranean and the Middle East: stratigraphic and diagenetic reference models – an introduction
Published:January 01, 2010
F. S. P. van Buchem, K. D. Gerdes, M. Esteban, 2010. "Mesozoic and Cenozoic carbonate systems of the Mediterranean and the Middle East: stratigraphic and diagenetic reference models – an introduction", Mesozoic and Cenozoic Carbonate Systems of the Mediterranean and the Middle East: Stratigraphic and Diagenetic Reference Models, F. S. P. van Buchem, K. D. Gerdes, M. Esteban
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The contributions in this volume originally formed a set of presentations at a conference on the same theme held in Mallorca, Spain in 2006. The goal of this conference was to investigate the potential to develop age or architecture specific reference models for carbonate systems and reservoirs similar to those successfully developed for siliciclastic systems. The conference focused on the Mesozoic and Cenozoic carbonate sequences of the Mediterranean and Middle East. These sequences were chosen for a number of reasons. Firstly, they represent sequence development in a variety of basin settings within a contiguous geographical entity, the former NeoTethys...