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Structural and diagenetic controls on reservoir quality in tight siliciclastic and carbonate rocks

Author: Becker, Ivy
Source: Directory of Open Access Books
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
ISBN: 9783731508366
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Upper Carboniferous (Westphalian C/D) fluvial sandstones and Zechstein Ca2 (Stassfurt, second cycle) carbonates represent two important hydrocarbon reservoir units in NW Europe. A better understanding of reservoir quality variations and their spatial variability is crucial to develop successful exploration strategies. In fluvial Westphalian C/D sandstones and Ca2 carbonate reservoirs, the reservoir properties are controlled by diagenetic alterations and intense fracturing.