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Knowledge of the principles and methods of petroleum sedimentology is essential for oil and gas exploration and exploitation. This book is designed as an introductory text for students in petroleum geology and applied sedimentology.
1: Introduction. 2: Sedimentological Investigations. 2.1. Major Types of Sedimentary Rocks and their Classification. 2.2. Methods in Sedimentology. 2.3. Biogenic Sedimentary Structures as Environmental Indicators. 2.4. Sedimentological Interpretation of Well Logs. 2.5. Sedimentological Evaluation of Seismic Data. 3: Sedimentology of Rocks Important to Hydrocarbon Exploration. 3.1. Source Rocks of Hydrocarbons. 3.2. Reservoir Rocks for Hydrocarbons. 3.3. Cap Rock (Seals). 3.4. Diagenesis. 3.5. Sedimentary Traps. 3.6. Overpressured Shales. 4: Applied Petroleum Sedimentology. 4.1. Environments of Deposition. 4.2. Sequence Stratigraphy, Basin Analysis, and Sediment Provenance. 4.3. Case Histories in Petroleum Sedimentology. 4.4. Sedimentology as Applied to Well Treatment, Hydrocarbon Exploitation, and Enhanced Oil Recovery. 5: Future Trends in Petroleum Sedimentology.