|COCARDE – COld-water CArbonate Reservoir systems in Deep Environments|
Foubert, A.; Rüggeberg, A.; Henriet, J.-P. (2010). COCARDE – COld-water CArbonate Reservoir systems in Deep Environments. AAPG-ER Newsletter 5: 2-3
In: AAPG European Region Newsletter. American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG): London, more
Cold-water carbonate mounds and cool-water carbonates are important, yet often underestimated, carbonate factories in mid- to deeper slope environments. Frontier research during the last decades in such systems has led to a better understanding of carbonate systems thriving in colder and mostly deeper realms. For example, sub-recent cold-water carbonate mounds localized on the European continental margins cannot be any longer neglected in the study of carbonate systems (Fig. 1). They clearly play a major role in the dynamics of mixed siliciclastic-carbonate continental slopes.