Diagenesis of Sedimentary Rocks


Course Objective

• To recognize the diagenetic processes and products.
• To familiarize yourself with the most common analytical
techniques that are relevant for the study of the diagenetic history and
the fluid flow pattern of reservoir rocks.
• To understand the link between diagenesis and rock properties.
• To gain an overview of applications of diagenetic studies in oil

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
• Characterize paleoenvironments during and just after the
deposition of sediments.
• Understand sedimentary basin evolution (burial, fluids
circulation) through time.
• Predict quality of carbonate reservoirs.

Course Content

The course will cover carbonates and their diagenetic products and is
concerned primarily with the preservation potential of the main
carbonate and detrital phases under marine, meteoric and burial
diagenetic settings. As a consequence, the porosity evolution in
sedimentary rocks will be of relevance to this course. This has both
fundamental and applied aspects. The course will involve theoretical
knowledge as well as case studies.

Teaching Methods

Classes and microscope practical

Method of Assessment

Written exam (70%) report of prcatical (30%)

Entry Requirements

Students are expected to have bachelor-level knowledge of:
• (carbonate) sedimentology
• stable isotope geochemistry
• petroleum geology


Course notes and handout

General Information

Course Code AM_450169
Credits 3 EC
Period P5
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. M. Sanchez Roman
Examiner dr. M. Sanchez Roman
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Computer lab, Practical
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