A Case Study on Downslope Transport Mechanisms and Their Effect on Carbonate Reservoir Quality Within Carbonate Debris Apron Environments

November 7, 2019

Calciclastic sedimentation and wave-resuspension processes are important transport mechanisms within carbonate debris apron environments. These processes yield deposits (calcidebrites, calciturbidites, and tempestites), that often feature predictable reservoir quality and thickness variations. Zach Cotter will be presenting a high-level overview of carbonate debris apron environments, how these deposits were observed in whole core, well logs, and their effect on reservoir quality using his thesis on Silurian-aged brown Niagaran reef debris apron development as a case study.