Facies architecture of a carbonate Island (Al Wajh bank, Red Sea)

Facies architecture of a carbonate Island (Al Wajh bank, Red Sea)

Internship Description

The objective of this project is to analyse in detail the facies architecture and diagenetic history of carbonate island south of Al Wajh platform (Red sea), and to establish a depositional and diagenetic model. To achieve this goal sediment cores and thin sections have to be analysed by using standard methods. In addition results have to be compared with data set of Dolphin Island (Al Wajh lagoon).

Deliverables/Expectations

(1)The findings will improve the fundamental understanding of island developments outside of a land-attached carbonate platform. 
(2) In addition results will give new insides in the paragenesis of carbonate islands and the effect of early exposure on reservoir properties (high-k streaks vs. flow baffles).​

Faculty Name

Volker Vahrenkamp

Field of Study

Carbonate Sedimentology, Facies Analysis, Petrophysics, Diagenesis