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Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory

Annual Review Meeting


Invitation to the

2019 Annual Review Meeting and Field Trip


The annual review meeting of the CSL – Center for Carbonate Research will be held October 21-22, 2019 in Miami at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) on Virginia Key. During the annual review, we will report the results of the ongoing projects and discuss the planned projects for the coming year. A list of the projects covered during the meeting from 2018 is listed in the meeting program section below.


The fieldtrip for 2019 will take place from October 23-27, 2019 to Belize. More information on the fieldtrip will follow. 


Best regards,



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Meeting Program




Welcome and Introduction

  Gregor P. Eberli

Shelf-Margin Clinoforms of the Vaca Muerta-Picún Leufú Mixed System 

  Laura E. Rueda, Gregor P. Eberli, Peter K. Swart, Ralf J. Weger, and Max Tenaglia
  Project Media: Rueda_CSL...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Rueda_Cli...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Regional And Local Variability of TOC in the Vaca Muerta Formation, Argentina

  Max Tenaglia, Ralf J. Weger, Gregor P. Eberli, Peter K. Swart, and the Vaca Muerta Team
  Project Media: Tenaglia_...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Tenaglia_...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Acoustic Properties of Short Core Samples from the Vaca Muerta Formation, Neuquén Basin, Argentina

  Ralf J. Weger, Mustafa Kamil Yüksek, Gregor P. Eberli, Leticia Rodriguez Blanco, Laura Rueda, Max Tenaglia, Peter K. Swart, and Donald F. McNeill
  Project Media: Weger_CSL...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Weger_Aco...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Rebound Hardness and its Relationship to Mineralogy, Reservoir Quality, and Petrophysical and Rock Mechanical Properties, in the Vaca Muerta Formation, Argentina

  Yulun Wang, Ralf J. Weger, Gregor P. Eberli, and Michael G. Grammer
  Project Media: Wang_CSL2...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Wang_Hard...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Coffee Break


A Compaction Index for Calcareous Mudstone in the Vaca Muerta Formation, Neuquén Basin, Argentina

  Donald F. McNeill, Leticia Rodriguez-Blanco, Ralf J. Weger, Jara Schnyder, Max Tenaglia, and the Vaca Muerta Team
  Project Media: McNeill_C...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
McNeill_C...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Early Marine Burial Diagenesis: Insights from Clumped and Calcium Isotopes

  Peter K. Swart, Phillip T. Staudigel, and J.A. Higgens
  Project Media: Swart_CSL...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Swart_Bur...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Evaluating Microbial Influence on Marine Carbonate Concretions using Clumped Isotope Paleothermometry

  Megan Smith, Sean Murray, Donald McNeill, and Peter Swart
  Project Media: Smith_CSL...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Smith_Mic...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)



Using Clumped and Magnesium Isotopes to Constrain Dolomitizing Fluids in the Dengying Formation, Ediacaran, South China

  Chaojin Lu, Sam Purkis, Peter K. Swart, Huayao Zou, and Zhen Liu
  Project Media: Lu_CSL201...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Lu_Dolomi...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Isotopic Evidence for Bacterial Sulfate Reduction and Recrystallization Within the Sediments and Pore Waters of the Maldives

  Evan W. Moore and Peter K. Swart
  Project Media: Moore_CSL...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Moore_Sul...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Ooids as Archives of Past Conditions

  Paul (Mitch) Harris, Mara R. Diaz, and Gregor P. Eberli
  Project Media: Harris_CS...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Harris_Oo...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

“Exotic Mud” - Ocean Chemistry and Hydrodynamics as Controls of Mud Production on Great Bahama Bank

  Sam Purkis, Amanda Oehlert, Matthew Aldrich, Peter Swart, Thomas Dobbelaere, Emmanuel Hanert, and Paul (Mitch) Harris
  Project Media: Purkis_CS...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Purkis_Mu...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Coffee Break


Reservoir Implications of Facies and Diagenetic Variability in an Oolitic Grainstone – Pleistocene Miami Oolite

  Paul (Mitch) Harris and Sam Purkis
  Project Media: Harris_Pu...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Harris_Re...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Comparative Stable Isotope (d13C and d18O) Analysis of Stromatolites from Hamelin Pool and the Exumas: Implications for Formation Mechanism 

  Amanda M. Oehlert, Ingrid Izaguirre, R. Pamela Reid, Erica P. Suosaari, Brooke Vitek, Sean P. Ahearn, and Peter K. Swart
  Project Media: Oehlert_C...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Oehlert_S...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Mapping and Quantifying Cold-Water Corals in the Straits Of Florida

  Kimberly C. Galvez, Gregor P. Eberli, Mark Grasmueck, Claudia Wienberg, Dierk Hebbeln, and Thiago Correa
  Project Media: Galvez_CS...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Galvez_Co...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Carbonate Contourites and Drifts: An Overview

  Gregor P. Eberli
  Project Media: Eberli_CS...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Eberli_Dr...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)



Return to Hotel




Dolomitization of Shallow Water Carbonates in the Bahamas Revisited

  Peter K. Swart, Sean T. Murray, and John A. Higgins
  Project Media: Swart_CSL...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Swart_Dol...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

PondView for 3D GPR: A new intuitive Method to visualize Fractures and Clasts inside Carbonate Reservoirs

  Mark Grasmueck and David Viggiano
  Project Media: (ppt)
Grasmueck...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Current-Swept Terraces and Prograding Drifts in The Straits Of Florida

  Sara Bashah, Kelly Bergman, Thiago B.S. Correa, Mark Grasmueck and Gregor P. Eberli
  Project Media: Bashah_CS...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Bashah_Te...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

No Excess Nutrients or Oxygen Minimum Zone (OMZ) Detected in the Drowned Kardiva Platform, Maldives

  Anna Ling, Gregor P. Eberli, and Peter K. Swart
  Project Media: Ling_CSL2...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Ling_Nutr...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Coffee Break


Petrophysical Characteristics of Carbonate Drift Deposits in the Maldives

  Emma L. Giddens, Gregor P. Eberli, Luuk Kleipool, Ralf J. Weger, Christian Betzler, Thomas Lüdmann, and Angela Slagle
  Project Media: Giddens_C...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Giddens_P...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

A Cretaceous Carbonate Drift Delta in The Maiella Mountains, Italy

  Gregor P. Eberli, Thomas Lüdmann1, Daniel Bernoulli, Adam Vecsei, Flavio S. Anselmetti, Mark Grasmueck, Rizky Sekti, Maria Mutti, and Giovanna della Porta
  Project Media: Eberli_CS...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Eberli_Ma...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Do Drift Sediments Records the Global Carbon Isotope Signal?

  Peter K. Swart, Greta J. Mackenzie, Gregor P. Eberli, Thomas Lüdmann, and Christian Betzler
  Project Media: Swart_CSL...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Swart_Glo...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)

Lessons from Hamelin Pool and the Maldives for the Coquina Reservoirs in Libra, Santos Basin

  Gregor P. Eberli, Erica P. Suosaari, Ergin Kacara, Mara R. Diaz, Christian Betzler, Anna Ling, and other IODP Exp 359 shipboard scientists
  Project Media: Eberli_CS...USB.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)
Eberli_Sa...2018.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)



Future Projects 

  Project Media: 1CSL_Futu...019.pptxsponsors only content (ppt)

Core Workshop 


Field Trip: October 17-21, 2018


We were able to reserve the RV Coral Reef for 5 days after the annual review meeting. Thus, this year’s field trip will be to the Great Bahama Bank


Figure 1: Satellite image of the Florida Bahamas region with the route of the field trip in orange and the field stops in green Xs. 


This 5-day seminar explores the vertical and lateral facies successions and heterogeneities of Great Bahama Bank.

As modern analogs, the facies belts on Great Bahama Bank display the depositional heterogeneities that may occur in ancient hydrocarbon reservoirs. We explore the spatial heterogeneity within a carbonate platform, a facies belt or individual facies bodies, while simultaneously exploring the fundamental controlling processes. Dimensions and lateral variability of classic reservoir facies are examined during the seminar. Field stops include the leeward platform margin (Cat Cay ooid shoal), the platform interior, the tidal flats of Andros, the ooid shoals of Joulters Cay, patch reefs, and the Andros Island barrier reef. Pleistocene outcrops on Bahamian islands show how these facies are preserved in the ancient rock record.


The objectives are to:

  1. Illustrate the depositional characteristics and dimensions of facies belts across an isolated platform.
  2. Relate variable accommodation space and facies heterogeneities to reservoir models.
  3. Improve the interpretation of subsurface core, log and seismic data of carbonate systems.
  Project Media: 2018_CSL_...trip.pdfsponsors only content (pdf)



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