Distribution of Diagenetic Alterations in Relationship to Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy of a Wave- and Tide-Dominated Siliciclastic Shoreline Complex: Upper Cretaceous Chimney Rock Sandstones, Wyoming and Utah, USA

  1. Sadoon Morad,
  2. J. Marcelo Ketzer and
  3. Luiz F. De Ros
  1. Khalid Al-Ramadan1,
  2. Sadoon Morad2 and
  3. Piret Plink-Björklund3

Published Online: 22 MAY 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118485347.ch12

Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy

Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy

How to Cite

Al-Ramadan, K., Morad, S. and Plink-Björklund, P. (2013) Distribution of Diagenetic Alterations in Relationship to Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy of a Wave- and Tide-Dominated Siliciclastic Shoreline Complex: Upper Cretaceous Chimney Rock Sandstones, Wyoming and Utah, USA, in Linking Diagenesis to Sequence Stratigraphy (eds S. Morad, J. M. Ketzer and L. F. De Ros), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118485347.ch12

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Villavägen 16, SE-752 36 Uppsala, Sweden (E-mail: ramadank@kfupm.edu.sa), Present Address: Department of Earth Sciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, P.O. Box 1400 , Saudi Arabia.

  2. 2

    Petroleum Institute of Abu Dhabi, Department of Petroleum Geosciences, the Petroleum Institute, P.O. Box 2533, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  3. 3

    Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAY 2013
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118485392

Online ISBN: 9781118485347

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Keywords:

  • Campanian sandstones;
  • depositional facies;
  • diagenetic alterations;
  • sequence stratigraphy;
  • silicates

Summary

This chapter constrains the distribution of diagenetic alterations and their impact on reservoir-quality evolution in relation to depositional environments (wave-dominated delta and tide and mixed-energy estuaries) and sequence stratigraphy (systems tracts and key sequence stratigraphic surfaces) of Campanian sandstones from Wyoming-Utah, USA. The diagenetic alterations include cementation by calcite, dolomite, pyrite, micro-quartz and iron oxides, dissolution of carbonate cement and detrital dolomite, dissolution and kaolinitization of framework silicates, mechanical compaction of argillaceous grains and infiltration of grain coating clays. Diagenetic models based on outcrop data can serve as analogues for understanding and predicting of the spatial and temporal distribution of diagenetic compartments and their impact on reservoir quality of subsurface, tide- and wave-dominated, paralic siliciclastic deposits.