Interpretation of Dolomites by Comparison to Marine Carbonates
In order for a carbonate component to be used in constructing a marine isotopic baseline, one must be able to identify altered components and sample only unaltered components or the unaltered portions of partially altered components (Popp, et al., 1986a). Researchers working with the shells and skeletons of marine invertebrates and those working with marine carbonate cements have developed different approaches for obtaining original marine isotope values.
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Dolomite Reservoirs: Geochemical Techniques for Evaluating Origin and Distribution was written to address the need for a short, clear text that explains commonly used inorganic geochemical techniques and their application to dolomite petroleum reservoirs. This volume contains two parts. Part I consists of chapters on different geochemical techniques, with guidelines on how best to apply them, interpret the data, and recognize and avoid the pitfalls and misconceptions that are commonly encountered. Part II consists of case studies of dolomite petroleum reservoirs that formed in each of the major dolomitization environments. This publication will help geoscientists better understand the many ways in which geochemistry can be used to address dolomite reservoir problems.