Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (www.beg.utexas.edu).
AAPG Southwest Section Seminar, Abilene, Texas, November 23, 2002
Paleocave Reservoirs: Origins, Burial-Depth Modifications, Spatial Complexity, and Reservoir Implications
Paleocave systems form an important class of carbonate reservoirs that are products of near-surface karst processes and later burial compaction and diagenesis. Origins of fractures, breccias, and sediment fills and other features associated with paleocave reservoirs have been studied in modern and ancient cave systems. Information about such cave systems can be used to reconstruct the general evolution of paleocave reservoirs and understand their associated scale, pore networks, and spatial complexities at various depths of burial.
The 7-hour seminar covered the following topics:
to Karst Systems
The goal of the seminar is to provide the participant with the ability to:
the origin of paleocave reservoirs and their dimensions.