KICC News

The KICC Annual Review Meeting will be held March 5-7, 2017, on the campus of the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS.  The meeting will include:

  • Sunday (evening): icebreaker
  • Monday (all day) and Tuesday (morning): Review of research results by oral and poster presentations.
  • Tuesday (afternoon): Short course: Trace Fossils in Outcrop and Core, and Their Relation to Petroleum Reservoirs by Steve Hasiotis

The 2016/2017 KICC Prospectus is now available online.  Click HERE for more details.


The following KICC theses and dissertations from 2016 are available to the sponsors:

Charles C. Bose, Application of nanoparticles as proppants and breaker encapsulating agents, M.S. thesis.

Mat Edwards, The magnitude and rate of change of cell surface functional groups as a function of salinity: Implications for environments of microbially facilitated carbonate formation, M.S. thesis.

Maritha E. Huber, Relationships between foraminifera and geomorphology: Holocene, Crooked-Acklins Platform, southern Bahamas: M.S. thesis.

Jennifer G. Lowery, Controls on geomorphology and sedimentology of shoreface-breach ridge-lagoon systems on a low-energy carbonate ramp: Holocene, Northwestern Yucatan Shelf, Mexico, M.S. thesis.

Tony M. Pugliano, Fundamental stratigraphic, sedimentologic, and petrophysical elements of heterozoan carbonates: Grain-rich fining- and shoaling-upward cyclothems and clinothems: M.S. Thesis.

Ortega-Ariza, D., Sequence stratigraphy and depositional controls on Oligocene-Miocene Caribbean carbonate-dominated systems, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, Ph.D. dissertation.

Paula D. Richter, Revisiting Dolomitization in the Isla De Mona Isolated Carbonate Platform: Marine, Mixing, Reflux, or Biogenic? M.S. Thesis.

Rafferty J. Sweeney, Sequence stratigraphy and facies distribution in a Miocene carbonate platform: La Rellana platform area, southeastern Spain, M.S. Thesis.

Abdul Wahab, Porosity evolution associated with closely spaced disconformities, Mid-Cretaceous carbonate platform, Mexico, M.S. Thesis.

Adam Yoerg, Geochemical controls on sediment mineralogy and morphology in alkaline lakes: Western Sand Hills, Nebraska USA, Undergraduate research thesis.


Several new manuscripts are available in the sponsors section!

Goldstein et al. integrate controls and history of hydrothermal fluid flow in the Midcontinent, including the Ordovician, Mississippian, and Pennsylvanian. It shows that there is a 5-stage evolution of the system and that the reservoir porosity and thermal history have structural controls.  This will be published in the new AAPG Memoir on the Mississippian.

Li et al. quantify calcite cementation associated with meteoric diagenesis during a time of progressive uplift and long-term subaerial exposure.  It will be published in Sedimentary Geology

Poteet and others focus on structural control of porosity evolution. It quantifies controls on evolution of porosity on structural highs versus structural flanks.  In: Armitage, P.J., Butcher, A.R. et al. (eds) Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks: Analysis, Modelling and Prediction. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 435.

King and Goldstein evaluate the impact of hydrothermal alteration on the Ordovician Arbuckle Group. It introduces the concept of inverted thermal structure that relates to regionally advective hydrothermal fluid flow. In: Armitage, P.J., Butcher, A.R. et al. (eds) Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks: Analysis, Modelling and Prediction. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 435.

In On Facies Belts and Facies Mosaics: Holocene Isolated Platforms, South China Sea, Rankey describes quantitative metrics of patterns of facies size and distribution on 27 platforms in the Paracel and Spratly chains.  These metrics provide a basis for numerical modeling of these systems, revealing fundamental system-scale process dynamics that represent “persistent themes” of facies accumulation.  The metrics and insights could be applied to generate reasonable and accurate geological models of ancient analogs.

SPONSOR PASSWORD WILL BE CHANGED in mid January!!!  As announced recently, the sponsor password for accessing content has changed.  Please contact Gene Rankey for information if you are a sponsor and have issues on these web pages!

2 Responses to KICC News

  1. carrie johnson says:

    please send schedule with talk titles for 2017 meeting

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