Diagenetic Reservoirs —1: Systematic exploration approach for diagenetic traps advanced

Recent hydrocarbon discoveries in diagenetic reservoirs, particularly in New York state and western Canada, have focused attention on these underexplored types of fields.Traditionally hydrocarbon exploration has focused on structural and stratigraphic traps, and until recently accumulations associated with diagenetic traps largely have been found by accident. An improved understanding of the role of basinal hydrothermal fluids in forming diagenetic traps now facilitates deliberate exploration for them but requires a new exploration strategy.Basinal hydrothermal systems affect the 1) development of secondary porosity and cements in siliciclastic units, 2) dolomitization and solution of car...

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