About the book
Sedimentary petrology is one of the main branches of petrology that deals with occurrence, composition, texture and other characteristics of the chemical, biogenic and detrital sedimentary rocks. This book will focus on the importance and implications of these sedimentary rocks in petroleum industry. Shale and some types of limestones rich in organic matter commonly are source rocks for petroleum, sandstones, limestones and dolomites are the common types of reservoir rocks, whereas, evaporites and some impermeable shale are recorded as cap or seal rocks that prevent oil, gas, or water from migrating from reservoirs or aquifers to the surface. Proposals that deals with various implications of all types of sedimentary rocks in the petroleum system ( source, reservoir and seal rocks) and in relation to exploration, drilling, and production processes of petroleum industry are highly welcomed.
This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the significance of sedimentary rocks in various oilfields throughout the world and how they benefited the petroleum industry.