Editor's Note: The Geologic Column, which appears monthly in TLE, is (1) produced cooperatively by the SEG Interpretation Committee and the AAPG Geophysical Integration Committee and (2) coordinated by R. Randy Ray and Lee Lawyer.

The search for hydrocarbons in carbonate rocks depends on a thorough understanding of the primary depositional controls on carbonate sediments as well as their postdepositional changes. When a reservoir is discovered, interpretation of depositional facies and a search for applicable analogs become essential for both primary and enhanced field development. Understanding the various lithofacies types, their distribution, and geometry along different styles of carbonate...

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