Applied Sandstone Diagenesis - Practical Petrographic Solutions

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Applied Sandstone Diagenesis - Practical Petrographic Solutions

Short Course 50

Sharon A. Stonecipher

Publication date: 2000
Subject: Diagenesis, Clastics
Series: Short Course

Too often, the report on sandstone petrography and mineralogy is simply an appendix of nicely tabulated data at the end of a well report. Most petrographic reports are designed to simply answer the question "what?"-what minerals are present and in what proportions. Very rarely is there any attempt to explain "why" the observed minerals are present, and at no time is there any attempt to explain how this information can be used to solve geologic or engineering problems-the "so what." The notes are called "Applied Diagenesis" because it looks past the "what" stage of typical diagenetic studies and examines the concept of diagenetic-stratigraphic facies to allow us to get to the "why" and "so what" stages.

ISBN 978-1-56576-074-5
eISBN 978-1-56576-285-5

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Too often, the report on sandstone petrography and mineralogy is simply an appendix of nicely tabulated data at the end of a well report. Most petrographic reports are designed to simply answer the question "what?"-what minerals are present and in what proportions. Very rarely is there any attempt to explain "why" the observed minerals are present, and at no time is there any attempt to explain how this information can be used to solve geologic or engineering problems-the "so what." The notes are called "Applied Diagenesis" because it looks past the "what" stage of typical diagenetic studies and examines the concept of diagenetic-stratigraphic facies to allow us to get to the "why" and "so what" stages.

Pages: 148
Publisher: SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)
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