This unparelleled reference synthesizes the methods used in microfacies analysis and details the potential of microfacies in evaluating depositional environments and diagenetic history, and, in particular, the application of microfacies data in the study of carbonate hydrocarbon reservoirs and the provenance of archaeological materials.
Nearly 230 instructive plates (30 in color) showing thin-section photographs with detailed explanations form a central part of the content.
Helpful teaching-learning aids include detailed captions for hundreds of microphotographs, boxed summaries of technical terms, many case studies, guidelines for the determination and evaluation of microfacies criteria, for enclosed CD with 14000 references, self-testing exercises for recognition and characterization skills, and more
1 New Perspectives in Microfacies.- 2 Carbonate Depositional Environments.- Microfacies Analysis.- 3 Methods.- 4 Microfacies Data: Matrix and Grains.- 5 Microfacies Data: Fabrics.- 6 Quantitative Microfacies Analysis.- 7 Diagenesis, Porosity, and Dolomitization.- 8 Classification - A Name for Your Sample.- 9 Limestones are Biological Sediments.- 10 Fossils in Thin Section: It is Not That Difficult.- Microfacies Interpretation.- 11 Summarizing Microfacies Criteria: Microfacies Types.- 12 Recognizing Paleoenvironmental Conditions.- 13 Integrated Facies Analysis.- 14 Depositional Models. Facies Zones and Standard Microfacies.- 15 Basin Analysis: Recognizing Depositional Settings.- 16 Realizing Depositional Constraints and Processes.- Practical Use of Microfacies.- 17 Reservoir Rocks and Host Rocks.- 18 Carbonate Rock Resources, Facies, Weathering, Preservation.- 19 Microfacies and Archaeology.- 1 Answers to Exercises.- 2 Looking at the Attached CD.- 2.1 Comparison Charts.- 2.2 Using the List of References.- 3 Permissions.