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dc.contributor.advisorSonnenberg, Stephen A.
dc.contributor.authorHeger, Andrew W.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-06T14:28:55Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T12:57:42Z
dc.date.available2017-07-05T04:18:44Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T12:57:42Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifierT 8167
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/170602
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2016 Fall.
dc.description.abstractThe upper Turonian Turner Sandy Member of the Carlile Shale has long been a historic producer of hydrocarbons, and recently has become a significant horizontal target in the southern Powder River Basin. Although the Turner has a robust drilling past and currently is one of the most prolific producers in the basin, relatively little has been published on the interval. Questions regarding depositional environment, facies successions, sediment transport processes, sediment sources, and origin of unconformities still remain generally unanswered. This aim of this research is to interpret facies relationships, depositional processes and environments, and to identify potential unconventional reservoirs in the Turner. Detailed mapping indicates the Turner can be separated into informal upper and lower units based on biostratigraphic constraints associated with the Scaphites whitfieldi Western Interior Ammonite zone. Core analysis suggests the lower and upper Turner were deposited by contrasting depositional processes in different shallow marine environments. Bioturbation is one of the most important diagenetic processes in the Turner. The burrow type and degree of biological reworking are two of the controlling factors that either destroy or enhance the reservoir quality in the Turner. Additionally, bioturbation in conjunction with sedimentology play a significant role in differentiating the depositional processes and environments of the Turner.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2010-2019 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectTurner sandstone
dc.subjectPowder River Basin
dc.titleStratigraphy and reservoir characterization of the Turner sandstone, southern Powder River Basin, Wyoming
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dc.contributor.committeememberPlink-Björklund, Piret
dc.contributor.committeememberFrench, Marsha
dc.contributor.committeememberBeuthin, Jack
dcterms.embargo.terms2017-07-05
dcterms.embargo.expires2017-07-05
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineGeology and Geological Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines
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