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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...
The Upper Devonian Duvernay Formation of Western Canada is a prolific source rock that in recent years has become an exploration target for shale gas and liquids. Development of the Duvernay Formation has demonstrated the importance of robust models for rock properties such as porosity,...
The Lower to Middle Miocene Cayman Formation on Grand Cayman, which is part of the Bluff Group, is at least 130 m thick. The mostly dolomitized Cayman Formation is herein divided into a ‘limestone member’ and ‘dolostone member’ as limestone is found in the formation in the central part of Grand...
High-resolution Analysis of the Ichnological Diversity, Depositional Dynamics, and Stratigraphic Architecture of the Middle Triassic Sunset Prairie FormationDownload
The Sunset Prairie Formation is a newly established lithostratigraphic formation within the Middle Triassic (Anisian) of western Canada. The interval had commonly been overlooked or placed within the underlying Montney Formation or overlying Doig Formation, or was considered to be partially...
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...
Identifying and Modeling Evaporite Facies using Well Logs: Characterising the Devonian Elk Point Group salt giantDownload
Over the last century, study of evaporite deposits has evolved from modeling chemical successions and studying outcrops of insoluble material, to sedimentologic study of drill core paired with geochemical analysis. In this thesis, I add to published scientific literature on the Prairie Evaporite...
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...
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...