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The KICC Annual Review Meeting will beheld March 11-13, 2018, on the campus of the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS. Detailed schedule to follow, but 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: Carbonate Petrophysics
Again….more details will follow.
The following recent KICC theses and dissertations are available to the sponsors:
Negar Nazari, Stability improvement of ScCO2 foam for enhanced oil recovery applications using polyelectrolytes and polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticles prepared in high salinity produced water, M.S. thesis.
Adisak Nawik, An environmentally friendly alternative for the conventional acids used in matrix acidizing and acid fracturing of carbonate reservoirs, M.S. thesis.
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!
Nolte, K.A., Tsoflias, G.P., Bigdoli, T.S., and Watney, W.L., 2017, Shear-wave anisotropy reveals pore fluid pressure-induced seismicity in the U.S. midcontinent: Science Advances, v. 3, e1700443 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700443. The paper shows that shear-wave (S-wave) anisotropy in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma has changed orientation over a very short period of time, interpreted to be the result of pore pressure buildup in the region. This method has the potential to provide a useful tool to industry and regulators for managing induced seismicity risk by identifying regions of critically stressed rock by elevated pore fluid pressure.
Hanlon, C., Stotler, R., et al., 2017, Comparison of δ81Br and δ37Cl composition of volatiles, salt precipitates and associated water in terrestrial evaporative-saline lake systems: Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, DOI: 10.1080/10256016.2017.1324856
Lowery, J.G., and Rankey, E.C, 2017, Nearshore influences of upwelling, waves, and currents on a tropical carbonate ramp: Holocene, Northwestern Yucatan Shelf, Mexico: Journal of Sedimentary Research, DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2017.32. This manuscript explores sedimentology of a Holocene ramp system impacted by upwelling, revealing an abundance of biosilicious material, a heterozoan-ish faunal association, and calcitic mud.
Rankey, E.C., 2017, Seismic architecture and seismic geomorphology of heterozoan carbonates: Eocene-Oligocene, Browse Basin, Northwest Shelf, Australia Article reference: Marine and Petroleum Geology, 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2017.02.011.
Golab, J.A., Smith, J.J., Clark, A.K., and Blome, C.D., 2017, Effects of Thalassinoides ichnofabrics on the petrophysical properties of the Lower Cretaceous Lower Glen Rose Limestone, Middle Trinity Aquifer, Northern Bexar County, Texas: Sedimentary Geology, v. 351, p. 1-10.
Golab, J.A., Smith, J.J., Clark, A.K., and Blome, C.D., 2017, Bioturbation-influenced fluid pathways within a carbonate platform system: The Lower Cretaceous (Aptian–Albian) Glen Rose Limestone: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeogeography, v. 465, p. 138-155.
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
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