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- 1Abdel-Fattah, Zaki Ali
- 1Baniak, Gregory M
- 1Bistran, Rares
- 1Campbell, Sean, G
- 1Dicks, Robynn M
- 1Gegolick, Aimee E
Bioturbation and Resource Quality: A Case Study from the Upper Cretaceous Lysing and Nise Formations, Ellida and Midnatsoll Fields, Norwegian SeaDownload
Nine cores (approx. 156 m) within the Upper Cretaceous Lysing and Nise formations (Møre Basin, Norwegian continental shelf) are studied in order to assess the relationship between bioturbate fabric and the resulting permeability distribution. Overall, the Lysing and Nise formations strata...
A detailed analysis of subsurface reservoirs from offshore Norway and Alberta, Canada is undertaken in this thesis to better categorize the influence trace fossils have on reservoir quality. Specifically, the data collected focuses on understanding burrow fabrics in two- and three-dimensions (2D...
Ichnology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and trace fossil-permeability relationships in the Upper Cretaceous Medicine Hat Member, Medicine Hat gas field, southeast Alberta, CanadaDownload
The Upper Cretaceous Medicine Hat Member (Niobrara Formation) in western Canada contains abundant reserves of biogenic natural gas. In the Medicine Hat gas field area of southeast Alberta, nineteen cored intervals were examined and classified based on primary physical and biogenic sedimentary...
Neoichnology and Sedimentology of the Fluvial-Tidal Transition Zone of the Columbia River Delta, northwest U.S.A.Download
The Columbia River Delta, northwest U.S.A., is a complex depositional environment at the mouth of the second largest United States’ river. Through the study of tidal sand bars within the fluvial-tidal transition, neoichnological and sedimentological characteristics of the mixed-energy...
Ichnology concerns the study of interactions between organisms and both soft and hard substrates. Actualistic observation of a modern day river channel molluscan assemblage including unionid and sphaeriid bivalves and gastropods within the Saint John River, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada...
Paleodepositional Environments and Stratigraphic Framework for the Lower Cretaceous Bluesky Formation and Related Strata in the Peace River Oil Sands Deposit of AlbertaDownload
The Early Cretaceous Bluesky Formation in the Peace River oil sands area of west-central Alberta, Canada hosts significant bitumen resources. This work is part of an ongoing endeavour by researchers and practitioners in academia and industry to develop paleodepositional and sequence stratigraphic...
Quantitative Techniques in Ichnology and Sedimentology with Examples from the Cretaceous McMurray Formation, NE Alberta, CanadaDownload
Process ichnology is a relatively new ichnological tool whereby trace fossils are interpreted as the product of changing infaunal stresses including: salinity fluctuation, reduced oxygenation, high sedimentation rates, reduced nutrient availability, and elevated hydraulic energy. In this...
Sedimentological and Ichnological Dynamics of the Early Cambrian Mount Clark Formation, Northwest Territories, CanadaDownload
The early Cambrian Mount Clark Formation of the Northwest Territories comprises marginal marine to marine siliciclastic sediments deposited in an incipient rift basin on the margin of Laurentia. Within core and outcrop datasets the preserved record of sedimentation represents complex and highly...
Sedimentological and ichnological characteristics of modern and ancient channel-fills, Willapa Bay, WashingtonDownload
Estuarine-associated facies make up a significant component of ancient geological systems, and are exceedingly economically important today for their ability to trap hydrocarbons. While many aspects of estuaries are understood today, little is documented regarding the sedimentological and...
Studies of modern, marginal marine sedimentary environments are widely used in paleoenvironmental interpretations, due to the high amount of sedimentological and neoichnological insight they can provide. Limited studies have been conducted on the distribution of facies in mixed-energy estuaries,...