UT Dallas 2023 Graduate Catalog

GEOS5343 - Carbonate Sedimentology

GEOS 5343 Carbonate Sedimentology (3 semester credit hours) Carbonate sediments, comprised chiefly of organically-produced or chemically-precipitated calcium carbonate constitute a large portion of the sedimentary rock record, and over one-half of the world's hydrocarbons occur in carbonate reservoirs. Topics covered in this class include carbonate rocks and platforms; carbonate chemistry and mineralogy; the carbonate factory; reefs; carbonate slope and basinal carbonates; carbonate sequence stratigraphy; Precambrian carbonates; Phanerozoic carbonates; carbonate diagenesis; and carbonate petroleum reservoirs. (3-0) T