Jean Borgomano

Jean Borgomano
Aix-Marseille Université | AMU · Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement

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Introduction
Holding a Carbonate Chair (Energy-Environment-Education) sponsored by TotalEnergies and AMIDEX, working as professor at Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement, Aix-Marseille Université. Research in Carbonate Geology., Reservoir and Sedimentary Systems, Current project is 'Improving Understanding and Prediction of Carbonate Reservoirs and Sedimentary Systems in the Context of Energy Transition and Global Changes" (https://carbonatechair.cerege.fr/)

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Publications (184)
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The integrative analysis of a lacustrine carbonate succession from Butte Iouton hill (Vistrenque basin, SE France) brings new insights into depositional models of oolitic saline lake margins and provides new details regarding the late Eocene paleogeography of southeast France. Depositional facies analysis and paleoenvironmental reconstructions allo...
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The outcrops in Gargano-Murge region are good examples of the Upper Cretaceous carbonate systems of the peri-Adriatic area. They enable the architecture and the processes of the platform-to-basin transition to be studied in detail. The platform carbonates are juxtaposed to the deeper marine carbonates by the intermediary of a faulted scarp. The bas...
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Detection of pore types and diagenetic features from seismic data is a major challenge for the evaluation of carbonate reservoirs in the subsurface. Based on a detailed petrographical and petrophysical analysis of carbonate rock using optical and scanning electron microscopy, mercury-injection measurements, digital image analysis, and well logs, we...
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The comments raised by Paumard et al. (2020) led us to identify some pitfalls and limitations regarding the use of seismic geomorphology and seismic stratigraphy for paleoenvironmental reconstructions of carbonate systems and to add some clarifications on the Teillet et al. (2020a) depositional model. The comparison of the paleoenvironmental predic...
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The Subalpine Urgonian platform provides seismic-scale outcrops of interest to constrain the depositional organisation of Lower Cretaceous carbonate systems. Revising the biostratigraphy using ammonites, rudists, calcareous algae and orbitolinids and establishing regional stratigraphic correlations between the Gresse-en-Vercors cliff and the Platea...
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The present study provides the baseline status of the spatial distribution of carbonate platforms for the Oligo-Miocene interval. The resulting global trend quantitatively shows the decreasing growth potential of shallow-marine carbonates toward higher paleolatitudes. Such a global trend provides a geological context and external constraints for lo...
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Integrated sedimentological, diagenetic and structural analyses have been carried out on microporous and tight Urgonian (Barremian – Aptian) limestones in a study area in SE France in order to understand the influence of diagenetic changes and structural deformation on the spatial distribution of reservoir properties. A diagenetic history for the c...
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A new and innovative workflow predicts presence, type and thickness of marine carbonates through geological Time and Space. It couples exhaustive data mining, accurate paleogeography and deep time paleoclimate modeling to reveal the waning and waxing of carbonate deposition throughout geological history with many, yet unmapped, implications for geo...
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Typical carbonate reservoir modelling workflow usually requires the definition of a carbonate facies model. It generally consists of a conceptual model that drives the successive stages of populating reservoir models. Intuitively, the process of defining a facies model helps to understand and master carbonate reservoir heterogeneity at all scales....
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Improving carbonate reservoir prediction, field development and production forecasts, especially in zones lacking data, requires novel reservoir modelling approaches including process-based methods. Classical geostatistic modelling methods alone cannot match this challenge, in particular if subtle stratigraphic architectures or sedimentary and diag...
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Typical carbonate reservoir modelling workflow usually requires the definition of a carbonate facies model. It generally consists of a conceptual model that drives the successive stages of populating reservoir models. Intuitively, the process of defining a facies model helps to understand and master carbonate reservoir heterogeneity at all scales....
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Improving carbonate reservoir prediction, field development and production forecasts, especially in zones lacking data, requires novel reservoir modelling approaches including process-based methods. Classical geostatistic modelling methods alone cannot match this challenge, in particular if subtle stratigraphic architectures or sedimentary and diag...
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Slope failure and landslides are widespread on the submarine slopes of carbonate platforms. They represent a key component of their stratigraphic evolution and a major geohazard. Several Quaternary slope failures and mass transport complexes were identified on the western slope and margin of the Great Bahama Bank (GBB) platform. This study evaluate...
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The large acoustic data set acquired during the Carambar cruises is composed of high resolution bathymetry, backscatter data and very‐high resolution seismic lines which allow for an overview of the morphology and sediment transfer processes from the shallow upper slope to the abyssal plain of a modern carbonate system: the north‐eastern slope of t...
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These files contain the output of Cretaceous global climate simulations conducted using the coupled ocean-atmosphere FOAM general circulation model. They are available every 10 Myrs between 150 Ma and 60 Ma, both included. For each time slice, numerous CO2 levels were used. Files are provided in netcdf format, fully compatible with GIS softwares,...
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Platform carbonates are among the most voluminous of Cretaceous deposits. The production of carbonate platforms fluctuated through time. Yet, the reasons for these fluctuations are not well understood, and the underlying mechanisms remain largely unconstrained. Here we document the long-term trend in Cretaceous carbonate platform preservation based...
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A method of quantitative sequence stratigraphy based on strati-graphic forward modeling is tested on carbonate sedimentary systems (CSSs), especially on shallow-water carbonate platforms. Unless clear three-dimensional (3-D) and two-dimensional stratigraphic geometries crop out or are imaged by seismic data, 3-D carbonate sequence stratigraphic arc...
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Upper Barremian – Lower Aptian inner platform “Urgonian” limestones in the Mont de Vaucluse region, SE France, consist of alternating metre‐scale microporous and tight intervals. This paper focuses on the influence of structural deformation on the reservoir properties of the Urgonian limestone succession in a study area near the town of Rustrel. Pe...
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Prediction of carbonate distributions at a global scale through geological time represents a challenging scientific issue, which is critical for carbonate reservoir studies and the understanding of past and future climate changes. Such prediction is even more challenging because no numerical spatial model allows for the prediction of shallow-water...
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In recent years, δ13C and δ18O chemostratigraphy has become a powerful tool used to solve controversial results using different biological time markers from shallow-marine carbonate environments and establish long-distance correlations across proximal and distal settings. However, its reliability was recently questioned due to the impact of diagene...
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Recognition of seismic unconformities is crucial for interpreting basin history from seismic reflection data sets in both siliciclastic and carbonate settings. While it is well established that non-erosional changes in sedimentary facies can create seismic reflections that mimic seismic unconformities (i.e., pseudo-unconformities), these features a...
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The geological origin of seismic reflections, within a carbonate gas reservoir, has been determined on the basis of an integrative analysis of cores, well-logs, pre-production and 4D time-lapse-seismic data. The gas reservoir is subdivided into meter to decameter-thick diagenetic units which are characterized by distinct acoustic properties. Low im...
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Investigation of the geometric bedding variations of Nummulites-dominated Eocene ramps is a key matter dealing with carbonate production of the ‘Nummulites factory’, transport processes (e.g., storm, internal waves, solitons…) and resulting depositional profiles (e.g., Jorry, 2004; Beavington-Penney et al., 2005; Mateu-Vicens et al., 2012). The Ain...
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Shallow-water carbonates are a major component of the Earth System but their spatial distribution through geological times is difficult to reconstruct, due to the incompleteness of the geological record, sampling heterogeneity and their intrinsic complexity (i.e. the “conundrum” of Pomar & Hallock, 2008). Beyond this complexity, carbonates are not...
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The development history of an oligo-mesophotic, early Miocene, isolated carbonate system (>160 m in thickness), forming the uppermost part of the Oligo-Miocene Yadana buildup (northern Andaman Sea), has been evidenced from the integration of sedimentological core studies from 4 wells (cumulated core length: 343 m), well correlations, seismic interp...
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The architecture of marine carbonate platforms result from the stratigraphic response of carbonate factories to local and global changes through geological times. We investigate the response of shallow-water carbonate systems to Eocene paleoclimate evolution at a global scale by compiling: 1) biotic assemblages, 2) sedimentary depositional profiles...
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Shallow-water carbonates are a major component of the Earth System but their spatial distribution through geological times is difficult to reconstruct, due to the incompleteness of the geological record, sampling heterogeneity and their intrinsic complexity (i.e. the “conundrum” of Pomar & Hallock, 2008). Beyond this complexity, carbonates are not...
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Platform carbonates are a major component of the Earth system, but their spatial distribution through geological times is difficult to reconstruct, due to the incompleteness of geological records, sampling heterogeneity, and their intrinsic complexity. Beyond this complexity, carbonates are not randomly distributed in the world oceans, neither in t...
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The Miocene Yadana carbonate platform is a major offshore gas reservoir located in the Andaman Sea (offshore Myanmar). The integration of petrographic analysis of carbonate rocks, stable isotope measurements and seismic interpretation provided new insights into the diagenetic history of the Upper Burman Limestone reservoir. The high (28%) average p...
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New data collected along the slopes of Little and Great Bahama Bank and the abyssal plain of the Bahama Escarpment provides new insights about contour current‐related erosive structures and associated deposits. The Bahamian slope shows abundant evidence of bottom current activity such as furrows, comet‐like structures, sediment waves and drifts. At...
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The Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC) is a huge outstanding succession of events that has deeply modified the Mediterranean area within a short time span at the geological scale and led to the emplacement of one of the youngest and most debated salt giant on Earth. In 2011, the Seismic atlas of the Messinian salinity crisis markers in the Mediterran...
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The ratio of magnesium to calcium (Mg/Ca) in foraminiferal shells is commonly used as a proxy for past ocean temperature. Recent advances in elemental analyses now enable single-specimen measurements of planktic foraminifera and thus, can provide information on past seasonal and interannual variability, owing to the near-monthly lifespan of foramin...
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The recognition of regional ammonite bio-events spanning the late Barremian–early Aptian interval in Provence invalidates previous chronostratigraphic models of the Urgonian carbonate platform. Based on high-resolution correlations across the Provence platform and the Vocontian Basin, this study provides a comprehensive revision of the temporal and...
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New high-resolution multibeam mapping images detail the southern part of Exuma Sound (Southeastern Bahamas), and its unchartered transition area to the deep abyssal plain of the Western North Atlantic, bounded by the Bahama Escarpment extending between San Salvador Island and Samana Cay. The transition area is locally referred to as Exuma Plateau....
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The relationships between the margin sedimentary regime and the platform progradation are studied using forward stratigraphic numerical simulations on the Leeward (Western) prograding margin of the Great Bahama Bank (GBB) during the Quaternary (1.7–0 Ma). The corresponding sedimentary regime in the slope and the platform is well known from the ODP...
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Les glissements gravitaires sont des processus de rupture et de transfert de sédiments. Ils peuvent avoir lieu en domaine océanique ou continental. Les plates-formes carbonatées actuelles sont rares et les Bahamas contiennent les plus grandes plate-formes isolées. Les mécanismes préconditionnants et déclencheurs des glissements sont encore systémat...
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This work provides a new ammonite age-calibration of the rudistid limestones of the Urgonian-type Provence carbonate platform (Southeast France) based on sampling along three ∼200 km-long platform-to-basin transects and re-examination of historical collections. Ammonite key findings indicate that the first rudistid platform stage (including the Agr...
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Platform carbonates are a major component of the Earth System but their spatial extent through geological time is difficult to reconstruct, due to the incompleteness of the geological record, sampling heterogeneity and their intrinsic complexity. Here we use coupled ecological niche modeling and deep-time general circulation models to predict the o...
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Carbonates are considered complex, heterogeneous at all scales, and unfor-tunately often poorly seismically imaged. We propose a methodology based on forward-modeling approaches to test the validity of common exploration assump-tions (e.g., chronostratigraphic value of seismic reflectors) and of geologic inter-pretations (e.g., stratigraphic correl...
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The equivalent pore aspect ratio provides a tool to detect pore types by combining compressional and shear wave velocities, porosity, bulk density, and mineralogical composition of carbonate rocks. The integration of laboratory measurements, well logs, and petrographic analysis of carbonate rocks from various depositional and diagenetic settings (L...
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Carbonate margin -and slope systems exhibit massive scale gravity failures controlling the export of large quantity of carbonate production from the shelf and slope to the deep parts of the basin. Understanding the triggering of these events, and integrating their occurrence into the stratigraphic evolution of a carbonate system is decisive for pro...
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In modern and Phanerozoic times, heterozoan carbonates group a large array of depositional environments from the poles to the tropics. This global assessment reviews the critical parameters and controlling factors of heterozoan carbonates: (i) stratigraphic and global distributional trends, (ii) oceanographic and trophic relationships, and (iii) bi...
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The study focuses on the sedimentary dynamics at the transition between the modern Bahamas carbonate platform and related adjacent slopes and deeper environments. A Holocene carbonate sedimentary wedge is developed at the edge of the carbonate platform extending along the northern Little Bahamas Bank (LBB; Bahamas). The transition area between the...
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The most prominent factors that control ancient and modern carbonate systems are generally considered as water conditions (temperature, chemistry, nutrients. . .), climate, oceanography, eustasy and biology of the carbonate producers. Geodynamic processes are considered secondary factors framing the so-called "tectonic context" or "geodynamic conte...
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Calciturbidite beds are deposited by particle-transporting subaqueous density flows in a variety of carbonate slope environments. Such carbonate turbidity currents can form thick sedimentary successions that host important hydrocarbon reservoirs worldwide (e.g. Adriatic Sea, Red Sea, China Sea). Hydraulic particle-sorting patterns are important for...
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Carbonate slopes and associated resedimented deposits have recently gained renewed interest because they represent volumetrically significant parts of carbonate platforms. Carbonate slopes are highly variable compositionally, architecturally and spatially due to a spectrum of sediment sources, resedimentation processes and controlling factors. Here...
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In-depth investigation of stratigraphic correlations, facies and thickness variations across the Late Barremian-Early Aptian Urgonian Provence platform (SE France) provides insight into the key role of syn-sedimentary tectonics in its architecture and evolution. In the Monts de Vaucluse domain, detailed mapping of the successive stratigraphic seque...
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During Barremian-Aptian times, the Urgonian-type Provence platform (SE France) records its maximum northward progradation from the south (Calanques Massif) to the north (Monts de Vaucluse) with the installation and spreading of three rudistid units (U2 unit sensu lato); from oldest to youngest, the Agriopleura, requieniid-monopleurid and caprinid b...
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Leg 2 of Carambar 2 offshore cruise was conducted from December 20th, 2016 to January 2nd, 2017 in the Bahamas archipelago onboard the R/V L'Atalante. The equipments used during this cruise were a Konsberg EM122/EM710 multibeam echo-sounder, a " Chirp " sub bottom profiler, a high-resolution (HR) multichannel seismic system and a Kullenberg coring...
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Le plateau continental provençal est un domaine complexe situé entre l’Arc alpin et la marge continentale du basin arrière arc liguro-provençal, influencé par les variations eustatiques de grande amplitude du Néogène, en particulier durant la Crise de Salinité Messinienne. Au large des Calanques de Marseille – Cassis, le canyon de Cassidaigne incis...
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The recent high-quality multibeam echosounder swath bathymetry data and very high-resolution seismic profiles collected along the northern slope of Little Bahama Bank (LBB, Bahamas) constitute a unique dataset that can be used to investigate submarine canyon morphologies in modern carbonate settings. This region represents one of the few examples o...
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This study investigates the stratigraphic evolution of the Late Oligocene - Early Miocene carbonate platforms of the Yadana area (offshore Myanmar). Well data, regional 2D and local 3D seismic surveys allow the identification of three shallow-water carbonate platforms (Yadana, 3DF and 3DE) showing various morphologic and stratigraphic patterns infl...
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New high-quality multibeam and high-resolution seismic data reveal new observations on sediment transfer and distribution and margin morphometrics in theuppermost slope of Northeastern Little Bahama Bank between 20 and 300 m water depth. The echofacies/backscatter facies show an alongslope sediment distribution forming successive strips. The upper...
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The Upper Jurassic to Eocene carbonate rocks of the Gargano Promontory belong to the Apulia Carbonate Platform (ACP) and provide a spectacular and complete succession of slope and base-of-slope resedimented gravity flow carbonates with preserved reservoir properties and, with its coeval carbonate platform, displaying various tectonostratigraphic ar...
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Les roches carbonatées sont généralement considérées comme complexes, hétérogènes et très difficilè a caractériser en termes de propriétés pétrophysique et d'architecturè a partir d'interprétations sismiques. Nous proposons une nouvelle méthode de travail intégrée de modélisation numérique couplant la sédimentologie, la diagénèse et la géophysique....
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Characterization of gravity driven processes and facies on the Leeward slope of the Great Bahama Bank for the Quaternary. Inputs for mechanical stratigraphy and slope stability modeling
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The southern central Mozambique Channel is characterized by a 250km-long, elbow-shaped volcanic ridge hosting Bassas da India and Europa modern carbonate platforms. This ridge is marked by two guyots (Hall and Jaguar banks) showing distinct terrace levels lying between 800m to 115m water depths. Dredge sampling and geophysical acquisitions carried...
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The seaward extension of onshore formations and structures were previously almost unknown in Provence. The interpretation of 2D high-resolution marine seismic profiles together with the integration of sea-bottom rock samples provides new insights into the stratigraphic, structural and paleogeographic framework of pre-Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC)...
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Deep-water carbonate systems (DWCS) represent an expression of carbonate platform growth, erosion, sediment export and depositional conditions. Despite the fundamental importance of these sedimentary systems for our understanding of gravity processes along carbonate platform slopes and for subsurface exploration purposes, DWCS modern analogues rema...
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Carbonate rocks are generally considered to be complex, heterogeneous, and as a result very difficult to predict in terms of reservoir property, architecture from seismic interpretation. The core of our proposed scientific method is to interlock sedimentology and stratigraphy together with geophysics in a forward modelling loop. In other words to p...