Though carbonate rocks make up only 20% of the sedimentary rock record, carbonate reservoirs hold 60% of the world's petroleum reserves and presently account for 40% of the world's total hydrocarbon production. Because of this obvious mismatch between potential and current production, our industry has recognized the need to understand carbonate reservoirs better and be able to produce them more efficiently. The emphasis is likely to continue and grow in the future.

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