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A new paper, “Rock Fabric Controls on Pore Evolution and Porosity-Permeability Trends in Oolitic Grainstone Reservoirs and Reservoir Analogs,” by Hamilton Goodner, Gene Rankey, Chi Zhang, and Lynn Watney, in the July 2020 AAPG Bulletin. DOI: 10.1306/12191919046. Based on Ham’s MS thesis, the project explores if and how pore evolution and Φ-k scatter quantitatively relate to depositional fabric. It empirically examined oolitic grainstones from a range of geologic ages and diagenetic histories to understand depositional sediment-pore relationships, and how they might evolve with lithification. Integrating data from point counting, digital image analysis, nuclear magnetic resonance and core analysis of Holocene, Pleistocene, Pennsylvanian, and Mississippian oolitic grainstones reveals quantitative relations among rock fabric, pores, and petrophysical parameters. Results suggest that sedimentology would control the trends or variability within an oolitic succession, but that diagenesis defines the absolute values of pore attribute metrics and petrophysical parameters. These findings suggest that petrophysical variability within oolitic reservoirs may closely follow sedimentologic trends, which may be predictable within a stratigraphic framework. The paper is available here.
A new paper, “Chemical oceanographic influences on sediment accumulations of a carbonate ramp: Holocene Yucatan Shelf, Mexico” by Gene Rankey, Rodrigo Garza-Perez, and Hassan Eltom is now in press at Sedimentology. Although global controls on the oceanographic influences on the nature of carbonate factories are broadly understood, the details of the influences of changes in temperature and nutrients across individual carbonate shelves are less well constrained. This study explores spatial and temporal variations in chemical oceanography along and across the Yucatan Shelf, a modern carbonate ramp, and how these factors relate to variable bottom character, sediment and sediment geochemistry. In-situ ocean chemical data, remote-sensing data, bottom observations and sedimentologic and geochemical characterization indicate the sporadic presence of cool, upwelled water with low dissolved oxygen and elevated Chlorophyll-a. This current-driven, westward flow of upwelled water is most evident in sediment and geochemical attributes of a zone just offshore of the northern peninsular shoreline, but its influence wanes ca 75 km offshore and as the shore turns southward. Collectively, these data emphasize how local processes such as upwelling and longshore transport can variably influence carbonate sediment accumulations and their geochemical signatures, both along and across individual shelves. These data and insights provide an analogue for the influences of spatial variability of water masses in the geological record, and for accurate interpretation of stratigraphic changes of sedimentary and geochemical proxy data in carbonate archives. The paper is available here.
Elias Samankassou and Paul Enos, 2019, Material facies variations in the Triassic Dachstein platform: A challenge for cyclostratigraphy, The Depositional Record, 00, pp. 1-17. Cyclostratigraphy has been widely applied to analysis of multiple aspects of shallow-water carbonates. Cycles at the “type locality” of carbonate cycles, the Dachstein Limestone of the Northern Limestone Alps, show limited lateral continuity and thus need for care and caution in applications of cyclostratigraphy. The paper is available here.
Eltom, H., Rankey, E., Hasiotis, S., and Barati, R., In Press, Effect of bioturbation on petrophysical properties: Insights from geostatistical and flow simulation modeling. Elsevier, 104, pp. 259-269. The paper is available here.
Eltom, H. and Hasiotis, S., In Press. Lateral and vertical trends of preferred flow pathways associated with bioturbated carbonate: Examples from Middle to Upper Jurassic strata, central Saudi Arabia. Carbonate Pore Systems: New Developments and Case Studies, SEPM Special Publication 112. pp. 126-140. The paper is available here.
Boulesteix, K., Poyatos-More, M., Flint, S., Taylor, K., Hodgson, D., and Hasiotis, S., In Press, Transport and deposition of mud in deep-water environments: Processes and stratigraphic implications. Sedimentology, 32 pgs. The paper is available here.
A new publication, “Rock Fabric Controls on Pore Evolution and Porosity-Permeability Trends in Oolitic Grainstone Reservoirs and Reservoir Analogs,” by Goodner, Rankey, Zhang, and Watney, is available HERE. This paper, in press at AAPG Bulletin, empirically explores relations among depositional fabric, pore evolution and Φ-k scatter within oolitic grainstones from a range of geologic ages and diagenetic histories. The integrated NMR, digital image analysis, and petrographic data provide insights into depositional sediment-pore relationships, and how they can evolve with lithification.
New paper Effect of bioturbation on petrophysical properties: Insights from geostatistical and flow simulation modeling has just been published in Marine and Petroleum Geology. This paper, by Hassan Eltom, Gene Rankey, Steve Hasiotis, and Reza Barati, numerically models burrow networks, evaluates their connectivity, and takes the models all the way to simulation to quantitatively assess their impact on flow. The paper is available HERE.
Publication by Regina Yayong A and others, Simulating Yield Stress Variation Along Hydraulic Fracture Face Enhances Polymer Cleanup Modeling in Tight Gas Reservoirs, is available at this link HERE. This work was sponsored in part by support from KICC. The manuscript details how a three-phase simulator was developed to simulate the hydraulic fracture cleanup. Results show that fluid recovery increases with shut-in time, conductivity, and fracture length. Yield stress increases proportionally to the square of the fluid loss volume. Mechanically-induced damage with hydraulic damage is the most significant. Simulating yield stress variation along the fracture, therefore, is crucial to production.
Publication by Gene Rankey and others, Seismic architecture of a Miocene isolated carbonate platform and associated off-platform strata (Central Luconia Province, offshore Malaysia), is available at this link HERE. The manuscript illustrates the internal geometry and seismic facies complexity of a Miocene isolated carbonate platform and documents interactions with flanking siliciclastics and highlights the role of syndepositional structural deformation on the carbonate system.
- Wellington and Cutter fields, seismic and well logs
- Three-dimensional reservoir-analogue model from outcrops, Agua Amarga Basin and La Molata area, Lidar data, facies model and flow simulation
- High-resolution carbon isotope data from Oxfordian outcrops, Saudi Arabia
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Rankey, E. C., Goodner, H., Doveton, J., 2018. Depositional architecture and petrophysical variability of an oolitic tidal sand shoal: Pennyslvanian (Missourian), Kansas, U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 88, pp. 1094-1111. Read in a new paper about a study that explores depositional influences on petrophysical variability of a tidal oolitic sand shoal. This paper, by Rankey, Goodner, and Doveton, focuses on a Pennsylvanian oolitic succession (Dewey Limestone, Missourian, Cutter Field, Kansas), describing sedimentological, geomorphical, and petrophysical attributes, and their relations. The results reveal that the distinct facies include differences in porosity, acoustic (compressional and shear) velocity, velocity anisotropy, and elastic moduli. In addition, apparent porosity exponents (ma) computed from log porosity and array induction deep resistivity reveal distinctions among facies. Geomorphological, sedimentological, and petrophysical similarities among the Dewey strata, Holocene analogs, and Pleistocene and Pennsylvanian shoals described in the paper illustrate how petrophysical trends can be influenced strongly by depositional framework and character. Click HERE to read the full article.
Hubert, H. L., Rankey, E. C., Omelon, C., 2018. Organic matter, textures, and pore attributes of hypersaline lacustrine microbial deposits (Holocene, Bahamas). Journal of Sedimentary Research, 88, pp. 827–849. To provide perspectives on syndepositional pores in ancient carbonate rocks (including aspects of pre-salt reservoirs), a new paper by Hubert et al. characterizes microbialite deposits of a Recent lake on Long Cay, Crooked–Acklins Platform, southern Bahamas. The goal of this actualistic study is to understand the influences of organic-matter source, abundance, and growth habit on carbonate depositional textures and associated pore attributes by characterizing both microscopic and macroscopic fabrics of Holocene microbialites. Results from both laboratory and field analyses at several scales indicate variation in fabric and preservation of porosity as a function of the growth habit and presence and abundance of organic matter, as well as the presence of Mg-silicates. Click HERE to read the full article.
Eltom, H.A., Gonzalez, L.A., Hasiotis, S.T., Rankey, E.C. and Cantrell, D.L., 2018. Paleogeographic and paleo-oceanographic influences on carbon isotope signatures: Implications for global and regional correlation, Middle-Upper Jurassic of Saudi Arabia. Sedimentary Geology, 364, pp.89-102. In this paper Eltom et al. used stable isotopes (δ13C) of bulk carbonate to correlate Jurassic carbonate strata (Hanifa Formation, central Saudi Arabia) with a global reference. This global correlation help establishing a regional correlation of the Hanifa Formation in an updip-downdip transact, and consequently, resolve their complex stratigraphic correlation. The study shows how δ13C signatures can provide independent data for chronostratigraphic constraints which help in stratigraphic correlations within heterogeneous carbonate successions. Click HERE to read the full article.
de Zoeten, E.G., Goldstein, R.H., 2018, Controls on Reservoir Quality of the Carbonates of the Wolfcamp A in the Eastern Midland Basin (Howard County, Texas): A Case for Active, Open-System Diagenesis. AAPG Poster. Description: Wolfcamp A strata along the basin margin, Howard County, eastern Midland Basin were used to evaluate the effect fluid flow on carbonate diagenesis of basinal carbonates. Stata show a complex paragenesis consisting of 31 diagenetic events. The burial stage was dominated by Permo-Triassic reflux and precipitation of calcite and anhydrite. The fracturing stage began during and after Laramide fracturing and preserved a record of repeated injection of hydrothermal fluids that had an impact on oil migration, generation, and porosity. These results show that the Wolfcamp A in this area behaved as an open system, and that Laramide structures should play a part in locating the best reservoir. Click HERE for the poster.
Dorney, L. J., Parrish, J. T., Chan, M. A., and Hasiotis, S. T., 2017, Petrography and Environmental Interpretation of Tufa Mounds and Carbonate Beds in the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone of Southeastern Utah, U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 87, pp. 967-985. Click HERE to read the full article.
Parrish, J. T., Hasiotis, S. T., and Chan, M. A., 2017, Carbonate Deposits in the Lower Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, Southern Utah and Northern Arizona, U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 87, pp. 740-762. Click HERE to read the full article.
Parish, J. T., Hasiotis, S. T., and Chan, M. A., 2017, 135-9: Interdune Lakes of the Lower Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, Utah, USA. GSA Abstracts with Programs 49(6). Click HERE for a reprint.
Parrish, J. T., Hyland, E. G., Chan, M. A., Hasiotis, S. T., and Dorney, L. J., 2017, 182-24: Construction of a Spring-Lake System in the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, Utah-Evidence from Stable Isotopes of Oxygen and Carbon. GSA Abstracts with Programs 49(6). Click HERE for a reprint.
Eltom, H.A., Rankey, E.C., Hasiotis, S.T., Gonzalez, L.A. and Cantrell, D.A., 2017. Impact of Upwelling On Heterozoan, Biosiliceous, and Organic-rich Deposits: Jurassic (Oxfordian) Hanifa Formation, Saudi Arabia. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 87(12), pp.1235-1258. This paper documents biosiliceous and heterozoan strata in an outcrop of central Saudi Arabia (Jurassic Hanifa Formation), and compare them with their equivalent organic-rich subsurface unit. The vertical and spatial change in these strata provides a basis for conceptual modeling their deposition system, which is interpreted to reflect the influence of nutrient-rich water derived from monsoonal upwelling, equatorial upwelling, or both. These controlling processes may explain organic-rich source rocks, and biosiliceous and heterozoan reservoir rocks in other paleo-equatorial systems. Click HERE to read the full article.
Liam J. Dorney, Judith Totman Parrish, Marjorie A. Chan, Stephen T. Hasiotis, 2017. Petrography and Environmental Interpretation of Tufa Mounds and Carbonate Beds in the Jurassic Navajo Sandstone of Southeastern Utah, U.S.A. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 87, pp.967-985. Study of carbonate strata in eolian clastic deposits of the Lower Jurassic Navajo Sandstone are significant for understanding the hydrological and paleoecological dynamics of erg systems, as well as their role in acting as baffles, seals, and/or sources for organics. Carbonate lithologies are in the form of tufa (carbonate spring) mounds and lacustrine beds, predominantly limestone and/or dolomite with minor constituents of chert and clastics. Many exhibit three common characteristics: (1) clastic facies in carbonate beds indicate proximity to a lake margin; (2) deformation of lower beds of carbonate units by catastrophic dewatering events; and (3) a variety of weathering features and evaporite crystal molds that indicate periodic subaerial exposure. Lacustrine beds, which form continuous beds up to 1.5 m thick and traceable in outcrop up to 2 km or more, likely have an effect on fluid flow through the eolian clastic deposits, particularly when multiple lacustrine beds are closely stacked on each other. More research is necessary to understand their formation, characteristics, and significance. Click HERE to read the full article.
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. Click HERE to read the full article.
Cudjoe, S., Barati, R., 2017, Lattice Boltzmann simulation of CO2 transport in kerogen nanopores—An evaluation of CO2 sequestration in organic-rich shales: Journal of Earth Science, v. 28, n. 5, p. 926-932. Click HERE for the reprint.
Tetteh, J., Rankey, E., Barati, R., 2017, Low salinity waterflooding effect: Crude oil/brine interactions as a recovery mechanism in carbonate rocks: Offshore Technology Conference (OTC-28023-MS). Click HERE for the reprint.
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. Click HERE for the reprint.
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. Click Lowery&Rankey2017 for a reprint.
Eltom, H.A., Rankey, E.C., Hasiotis, S., Cantrell, D. and Gonzalez, L., Impact of upwelling on heterozoan, biosiliceous and organic-rich deposits: Jurassic (Oxfordian) Hanifa Formation, Saudi Arabia: Submitted to Journal of Sedimentary Research. Click HERE for a reprint.
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. Click HERE for a reprint.
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. Click HERE for a reprint.
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. Click HERE for a reprint.
Eltom, H., Gonzalez, L. A., Rankey, E. C., Hasiotis, S. T., and Cantrell, D., 2016, Middle-Upper Jurassic (Upper Callovian to Lower Kimmeridgian) Carbon Isotope Chemostratigraphy from Central Saudi Arabia. GSA Abstract. Click HERE for a reprint.
Eltom, H., Hasiotis, S. T., Rankey, E. C., Gonzalez, L. A., and Cantrell, D., 2016, Integration of High-Resolution Sequence Stratigraphy and Ichnology of Jurassic (Oxfordian) Hanifa Formation, Central Saudi Arabia: Outcrop Study for Reservoir Quality Prediction. GSA Abstract. Click HERE for a reprint.
Cudjoe, S., Vinassa, M., Gomes, J.H.B., and Barati, R. G., 2016, A comprehensive approach to sweet-spot mapping for hydraulic fracturing and CO2 huff-n-puff injection in Chattanooga shale formation: Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, v. 33, p. 1201-1218.
Rush, J., and Rankey, E.C., in press, Geostatistical facies modeling trends for oolitic tidal sand shoals: AAPG Bulletin. This paper describes an integration of core, shallow seismic (Chirp), and surface sediment data to generate geostatistical trend metrics for an oolitic shoal system. These insights are then applied to generate a suite of geologic models that illustrate heterogeneity that could be present in ancient analogs.
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
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.
Roberts, Jen, in press, Dolomite and Dolomitization: Encyclopedia of Geochemistry. Click HERE for a preprint.
Rankey, E.C., 2016, On Facies Belts and Facies Mosaics: Holocene Isolated Platforms, South China Sea is available to sponsors. This manuscript (Sedimentology) 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.
Diana Ortega-Ariza, Evan K. Franseen, Hernan Santos-Mercado, Wilson Ramírez-Martínez, and Elson Core-Suárez, Strontium Isotope Stratigraphy for Oligocene-Miocene Carbonate Systems in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic: Implications for Caribbean Processes Affecting Depositional History (The Journal of Geology) is available to sponsors. Oligocene-Miocene carbonates are increasingly being recognized as important petroleum reservoirs in the Caribbean (e.g., Perla field, offshore Venezuela). This paper provides an updated and refined chronostratigraphy for Oligocene-Miocene shallow-water carbonate units, which is critical for correlation to other areas and determining the global, regional, and local processes (e.g., global warming, Caribbean upwelling, sea-level fluctuations, and gradual closure of the Central American Seaway) that affected deposition in the region. As a result of dominant regional controls on deposition, Oligocene to middle Miocene Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic carbonate systems are similar to time-equivalent carbonate systems that form significant reservoirs in the Caribbean, and can serve as outcrop analogs for development of predictive models.
Poteet, Goldstein and Franseen, 2016, Stepwise shifts in reservoir sweet spots: Diagenetic analysis for prediction in oolite across structural highs, Special Publication of the Geological Society of London on Reservoir Quality of Clastic and Carbonate Rocks: Analysis, Modelling and Prediction. Click HERE for a reprint. It examines diagenetic controls on porosity in oolitic reservoirs across a structural high and develops models for predicting the location of reservoir sweet spots as a function of diagenetic stage. The study shows the prior porosity and permeability affects the subsequent diagenetic reactions, and thus causes shifts in preferred reservoir location over time. It develops conceptual models based on a history of meteoric, reflux, burial, and hydrothermal diagenesis in relation to structural position that can be used across structural highs and flanks.
Geske, Goldstein, Mavromatis, Richter, Buhl, Kluge, John, and Immenhauser, in press, The magnesium isotope (26Mg) signature of dolomites is in press in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Click HERE for a pre-print. This paper is a survey of dolomites from a variety of low temperature and high temperature settings. It uses stable isotopes, fluid inclusions, and clumped isotopes to evaluate the conditions of dolomitization. The Mg isotope signatures are analyzed from these known settings in order to evaluate the controls on Mg isotope fractionation in dolomites.
Ramaker, E.M., Goldstein, R.H., Franseen, E.K., and Watney, W.L., in press, What controls porosity in cherty fine-grained carbonate reservoir rocks? Impact of stratigraphy, unconformities, structural setting and hydrothermal fluid flow: Mississippian, southeast Kansas: in S. Agar and S. Geiger, eds., Fundamental Controls on Fluid Flow in Carbonates: Current Workflows to Emerging Technologies, Geol. Soc. London and AAPG Special Publication.A joint publication of AAPG and the Geological Society of London. Click HERE for a pre-print. The results show fundamental stratigraphic and diagenetic controls on reservoir porosity, where upwelling along a distally steepened ramp margin concentrate silica-rich facies. Unconformities have an impact, but so does fracturing and late hydrothermal fluid flow.
Hiemstra, E.J., and Goldstein, R.H., in press, Repeated injection of hydrothermal fluids into downdip carbonates: a diagenetic and stratigraphic mechanism for localization of reservoir porosity, Indian Basin field, New Mexico, USA: A joint publication of AAPG and the Geological Society of London. Click HERE for a preprint. This paper examines the Indian Basin field of the Permian Basin, a reservoir controlled by slope position and tectonically valved hydrothermal fluid flow. The study produces a fluid and thermal history for this part of the Permian Basin and places this history in the context of tectonic setting. It produces broadly applicable ideas to exploration for hydrothermal dolomite reservoirs.
Li, Z., Goldstein, R.H., and Franseen, E.K., in press, Geochemical record of fluid flow and dolomitization of carbonate platforms: Ascending freshwater-mesohaline mixing, Miocene of Spain. Click HERE for a pre-print. This paper, funded and recently released by ExxonMobil’s FC2 consortium, presents geochemical data helpful in evaluating the controls on dolomitization by the ascending freshwater-mesohaline mixing model. These data are used to present a conceptual model of climate and hydrogeology useful in predicting this kind of dolomitization in the subsurface. The paper will be published in a special issue of the Geological Society of London and AAPG on Fundamental Controls on Fluid Flow in Carbonates: Current Workflows to Emerging Technologies.
Benson, G.S., Franseen, E.K., Goldstein, R.H., and Li, Z., in press, Workflows for incorporating stratigraphic and diagenetic relationships into a reservoir-analogue model from outcrops of Miocene carbonates in SE Spain: Petroleum Geoscience. Click HERE for a pre-print. The paper, funded and recently released by ExxonMobil’s FC2 consortium, concerns workflows for incorporating stratigraphic, mapping, LiDAR, and diagenetic information into 3D geomodels. It provides useful reservoir analogs to SE Asia carbonate reservoirs. The workflows developed are broadly applicable to the subsurface.
Buijis, G.J.A., and Goldstein, R.H., in press, Sequence architecture and palaeoclimate controls on diagenesis related to subaerial exposure of icehouse cyclic Pennsylvanian and Permian carbonates: IAS Special Publication 45, p. 55-80. Click HERE for a pre-print.
Csoma, A.E., and Goldstein, R.H., in press, Diagenetic salinity cycles: A link between carbonate diagenesis and sequence stratigraphy: IAS Special Publication 45, p. 407-444. Click HERE for a pre-print.
Franseen, E.K., and Byrnes, A.P., in press, Arbuckle Group Platform Strata in Kansas: A Synthesis, in J. R. Derby, R. D. Fritz, S. A. Longacre, W. A. Morgan, and C. A. Sternbach, eds., The Great American Carbonate Bank: The geology and petroleum potential of the Cambrian –Ordovician Sauk sequence of Laurentia: AAPG Memoir 98 , p. 1 – 17. Click HERE for a pre-print.
Goldstein, R.H., in press, Fluid inclusion geothermometry in sedimentary systems: From paleoclimate to hydrothermal: in Analyzing the Thermal History of Sedimentary Basins: Methods and Case Histories, SEPM Special Publication. Cick HERE for a pre-print.
González-Acebrón, L., Goldstein, R.H., Mas, R., Arribas, J., in press, Easily altered minerals and reequillibrated fluid inclusions provide extensive records of fluid and thermal history: Central European Journal of Geosciences. Click HERE for a pre-print.
Ritter, M.E., and Goldstein, R.H., in press, Diagenetic controls on porosity preservation in lowstand oolitic and crinoidal carbonates, Mississippian, Kansas and Missouri, USA: IAS Special Publication 45, p. 379-406. Click HERE for a pre-print.
Ayrat Sirazhiev, Seismic Attribute Analysis of the Mississippian Chert at the Wellington Field, South-Central Kansas. Click HERE for a pre-print
Yousef Fadolalkarem, Pre-stack Seismic Attribute Analysis of the Mississippian Chert and the Arbuckle Group at the Wellington Field, South-Central Kansas. Click HERE for a pre-print
Clyde Redger, Seismic Attribute Analysis of the Upper Morrow Sandstone and the Arbuckle Group from 3D-3C Seismic Data at Cutter Field, Southwest Kansas. Click HERE for a pre-print
John Doveton, Carbonate Petrophysics class. Click HERE for a pre-print
Tom Neal and John Doveton, Carbonate Petrophysics Poster. Click HERE for a pre-print
Raisanen, D. C. W., and Hasiotis, S. T., 2015, Potential Affects of Vertebrate Burrows on Fluid Flow: An Example from the Morrison Formation, Southeast Utah. GSA Abstract. Click HERE for a reprint.
Frape et al. (2015), The isotopic distribution of δ37Cl and δ81Br in highly evaporated alkaline lakes of the Sand Hills, Nebraska, USA. Click HERE for a pre-print.
Stotler et al. (2015), δ37Cl and δ81Br fractionation during evaporation in the Alkaline Lakes Region, Sand Hills, Nebraska. Click HERE for a pre-print.
Abdul Wahab et al. (2015), Diagenetic Trends and Porosity Evolution Associated with Unconformities in the Mid Cretaceous High Relief Carbonate Platform, the El Abra Formation, Mexico. Click HERE, for a pre-print and POSTER1 and POSTER2 for the poster.
Wasserman, H.N., and Rankey, E.C., 2014, Physical oceanographic influences on sedimentology of reef sand aprons: Holocene of Aranuka Atoll (Kiribati), Equatorial Pacific: Journal of Sedimentary Research. Click HERE for a pre-print.
Rankey, E.C., 2014, Contrasts between wave- and tide-dominated oolitic systems: Holocene of Crooked-Acklins Platform, southern Bahamas: Facies. Click HERE for a preprint or HERE for the publishers page.
Bonilla-Rodríguez, A.J., González, L.A., Walker, J.D., and Santos, H., 2014, Strontium isotope (87Sr/86Sr) stratigraphy from the Coalcomanae-Caprinuloidea rudist assemblage in the Greater Antilles (Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica): Cretaceous Research, v. 50, p. 97-109. Click HERE for a reprint.
Goldstein, R.H., Franseen, E.K., and Lipinski, C.J., 2013, Topographic and sea level controls on oolitic-microbialite-coralgal reef sequences: The terminal carbonate complex of Southeast Spain: AAPG Bulletin, v. 97, p. 1997-2034. Click HERE for a pre-print.
Kenward, P.A., Fowle, D.A., Goldstein, R.H., Ueshima, M., Gonzalez, L.A., and Roberts, J.A., 2013, Ordered low-temperature dolomite mediated by carboxyl-group density of microbial cell walls: AAPG Bulletin, v. 97, p. 2113-2125. Click HERE for a copy.
Li, Z., Goldstein, R.H., and Franseen, E.K., 2013, Ascending freshwater-mesohaline mixing: A new scenario for dolomitization: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 83, p. 277-283. Click HERE for a re-print.
Lipinski, C.J., Franseen, E.K., and Goldstein, R.H., 2013, Reservoir analogs model for oolite-microbialite sequences, Miocene terminal carbonate complex, Spain: AAPG Bulletin, v. 97, p. 2035-2057. Click HERE for a reprint.
Sparks, A.G., and Rankey, E.C., 2013, Relations between geomorphic form and sedimentologic-stratigraphic variability: Holocene ooid-sand shoal, Lily Bank, Bahamas: AAPG Bulletin, v. 97, p. 61-85. Click HERE for a reprint.
Berkeley, A., and Rankey, E.C., 2012, Progradational Holocene carbonate tidal flats of Crooked Island, South-east Bahamas: An alternative to the humid channelled belt model: Sedimentology. Click HERE for a reprint.
Emery, J.R., Goldstein, R.H., and Franseen, E.K., 2012, A first-cut field method to evaluate limestone aggregate durability: ACI Materials Journal, 109, 557-564. Click HERE for a reprint.
Goldstein, R.H., Li, Z., and Franseen, E.K., 2012, Duration and climate effects on meteoric diagenesis: Non-karstic control on distribution of porosity and permeability: AAPG/SPE/SEG Hedberg Research Conference Extended Abstracts. Click HERE for a reprint.
Goldstein, R.H., Franseen, E.K., Dvoretsky, R.A., and Sweeney, R.J., 2012, Controls on focused-flow and dispersed-flow deepwater carbonates: Miocene Agua Amarga Basin, Spain: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 82, p. 499-520. Click HERE for a pre-print.
Kenward, P.A., Goldstein, R.H., Brookfield, A.E., Gonzalez, L.A., and Roberts, J.A., 2012, Model for how microbial methane generation can preserve early porosity in dolomite and limestone reservoirs: AAPG Bulletin, 96, 399-413. Click HERE a reprint.
Rankey, E.C., and Doolittle, D., 2012, Geomorphology of carbonate platform-marginal uppermost slopes: Insights from a Holocene analog, Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas: Sedimentology, v. 59, p. 2146-2171. Click HERE for a reprint.
Rankey, E.C., and Garza-Perez, J.R., 2012, Seascape metrics of shelf-margin reefs and reef sand aprons of Holocene carbonate platforms: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 82, p. 53-71. Click HERE for a reprint.
Rankey, E.C., and Reeder, S.L., 2012, Tidal sands of the Bahamian Archipelago, in Davis, Jr., R.A., and Dalrymple, R.W. (eds.), Principles of Tidal Sedimentology: Springer-Verlag, p. 537-565. Click HERE for a reprint.
Rankey, E.C., and Berkeley, A., 2012, Holocene carbonate tidal flats, in Davis, Jr., R.A., and Dalrymple, R.W. (eds.), Principles of Tidal Sedimentology: Springer-Verlag, p. 507-536. Click HERE for a reprint.
Goldstein, R.H., Li, Z., and Franseen, E.K., 2011, Diagenetic Controls on Character of Carbonate Reservoirs: Surfaces and Setting: in Carbonate Geochemistry: Reactions and Processes in Aquifers and Reservoirs, Karst Waters Institute Special Publication 16, p. 31-34. Click HERE for a reprint.
Hartig, K.A., Soreghan, L.S., Goldstein, R.H., and Engel, M.H., 2011, Dolomite in Permian paleosols of the Bravo Dome CO2 Field: Permian reflux followed by late recrystallization at elevated temperature: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 81, p. 248-265. Click HERE for a re-print.
Rankey, E.C., 2011, Nature and stability of atoll island shorelines: Gilbert Island chain, Kiribati, equatorial Pacific: Sedimentology, v. 58, p. 1831-1859. Click HERE for a reprint.
Rankey, E.C., and Reeder, S.L., 2011, Holocene oolitic marine sand complexes of the Bahamas: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 81, p. 97-117. Click HERE for a reprint.
Rankey, E.C., Reeder, S.L., and Garza-Perez, J.R., 2011, Controls on links between geomorphical and surface sedimentological variability: Aitutaki and Maupiti Atolls, South Pacific Ocean: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 81, p. 885-900. Click HERE for a reprint.
Zeng, C., Xia, J., Miller, R.D., and Tsoflias, G.P., 2011, Application of the multiaxial perfectly matched layer to near-surface seismic modeling with Rayleigh waves: Geophysics, v. 76, p. T43-T52, doi:10.1190/1. 3560019. Click HERE for a reprint.
Becker, M., and Tsoflias, G.P., 2010, Comparing flux-averaged and resident concentration in a fractured bedrock using GPR: Water Resources Research, 46, W09518, doi:10.1029/2009WR008260. Click HERE for a reprint.
Duguid, S.M.A., Kyser, T.K., James, N.P., and Rankey, E.C., 2010, Microbes and ooids: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 80, p. 236-251. Click HERE for a reprint.
González-‐Acebrón, L., Goldstein, R.H., Mas, R., and Arribas, J., 2010, Criteria for recognition of localization and timing of multiple events of hydrothermal alteration in sandstones illustrated by petrographic, fluid inclusion, and isotopic analysis of the Tera Group, Northern Spain: International Journal of Earth Science (Geologische Rundschau) DOI 10.1007/s00531-‐010-‐0606-‐2 Click HERE for a reprint.
Knoph, K., Tsoflias, G., Franseen, E.K., and Goldstein, R.H., 2010, Ground-Penetrating Radar Imaging of Facies Distribution in a Carbonate Reservoir Analog, Geophysical Society of Kansas ‘Geophysics in the 21st Century’ Symposium Volume, 5 p. Click HERE for a reprint.
Rankey, E.C., and Reeder, S.L., 2010, Controls on platform-scale patterns of surface sediments, shallow Holocene platforms, Bahamas: Sedimentology, v. 57, p. 1545-1565. Click HERE for a reprint.
Sloan, S.D., Tsoflias, G.P., and Steeples, D.W., 2010, Ultra-shallow seismic imaging of the top of the saturated zone, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L07405, doi:10.1029/2010GL043034. Click HERE for a reprint.
Rankey, E.C., and Reeder, S.L., 2009, Holocene ooids of Aitutaki Atoll, Cook Islands, South Pacific: Geology, v. 37, p. 971-974. Click HERE for a reprint.
Rankey, E.C., Guidry, S.A., Reeder, S.L., and Guarin, H., 2009, Geomorphic and sedimentologic heterogeneity along a Holocene shelf margin, Caicos Platform: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 79, p. 440-456. Click HERE for a reprint.
Reeder, S.L., and Rankey, E.C., 2009, Controls on morphology and sedimentology of carbonate tidal deltas, Abacos, Bahamas: Marine Geology, v. 267, p. 141-155. Click HERE for a reprint.
Reeder, S.L., and Rankey, E.C., 2009, An integrated field, remote sensing, and modeling study examining the impact of Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne on carbonate systems, Bahamas, in Swart, P.K., Eberli, G.P., McKenzie, J.A. (eds.) Perspectives in Carbonate Geology: A Tribute to the Career of Robert Nathan Ginsburg, IAS Special Publication 41. Blackwell, Oxford, p. 75-90. Click HERE for a reprint.
Sloan, S.D., Steeples, D.W., and Tsoflias, G.P., 2009, Ultra-shallow Imaging using 3D seismic reflection methods: Near Surface Geophysics, Special Issue on Hydrogeophysics Methods and Processes, v. 7, p. 307-314. Click HERE for a reprint.