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ABSTRACTS
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63rd Annual Convention
Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies
and the
Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Second Lining: To Future Energy Resources
October 6-8, 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana
Hosted by New Orleans Geological Society
Appreciation is expressed to
Art Johnson, General Chair and George Rhoads, Technical Chair
for providing the abstracts
Search and Discovery Article #90167 (2013)

Posted August 31, 2013

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Evolution and Occlusion of Porosity in the Lower Cretaceous Aptian-Albian Sligo Formation Shelf Edge Reef, South Texas,
      Eyitayo Aina and Brenda Kirkland

Basement Structure in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Province: Persistent Influence or Rejuvenated?,
      Michael Alexander

Examination of the Impact of Recent LaTex Hurricanes on Shelf Geomorphology,
      Mead Allison

Sources of Salinization of the Baton Rouge Aquifer System, Southeastern Louisiana,
      Callie Anderson, Jeffrey Hanor, and Frank Tsai

Characterization of Deep-Water Carbonate Turbidites and Mass-Transport Deposits Utilizing High-Resolution Electrical Borehole Image Logs: Late Leonardian (E. Permian) Upper Bone Spring Limestone, Delaware Basin, Southeast New Mexico and West Texas,
      Jason Asmus and Michael Grammer

Control on Formation Water Properties at a Site in Southern Iberia Parish, Louisiana: Implications for the in Situ Extraction of Geothermal Energy,
      Marielle Ausburn and Jeffrey Hanor

Geologic Model of Quaternary and Tertiary Deltaic Stratigraphy and the Impacts on Saltwater Encroachment in the Greater New Orleans Area,
      James Ayrer and Carol Wicks

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The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, An Emerging Play,
      Kirk Barrell

Predicting Potential Unconventional Production in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Play Using Thermal Modeling and log Overlay Anaysis,
      Hunter Berch and Jeffrey Nunn

A Structural Analysis of the Green Knoll Salt Dome Located in Southeast Green Canyon, Gulf of Mexico,
      Randy Broussard and Abu Sarwar

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Estimates of Maturation and TOC from log Data in the Eagle Ford Shale, Maverick Basin of South Texas,
      Austin Cardneaux and Jeffrey Nunn

Old Oil and Gas Field Properties That Maybe Influence Methane Concentration in the Overlying Wilcox Aquifer in Northwest Louisiana,
      Douglas Carlson and Marty Horn

Variation of Methane and Ion Concentrations in the Wilcox Aquifer among several Neighborhoods near Bossier City, Louisiana,
      Douglas Carlson and Marty Horn

Grand Bayou Sinkhole - An Overview,
      Mark J Cartwright

Sequence Stratigraphic Characterization of the Baton Rouge Aquifer System, Southeastern Louisiana,
      Elizabeth Chamberlain, Jeffrey Hanor, and Frank Tsai

Salinization Simulation for the “1,200-1,500-1,700-foot” Sands of the Baton Rouge Area, Southeastern Louisiana,
      Nima Chitsazan, Jeffrey Hanor, Hai Pham, and Frank Tsai

Atchafalaya Bay Field--Raised from the Ashes,
      Carlo Christina and Kevin Trosclair

An Evolutionary Model of a Retrograding Subdeltaic Distributary of a River-dominated System,
      Robert Clark, Duncan FitzGerald, and Ioannis Georgiou

Treasures of the T-Zone – An Overview of Louisiana’s Transition Zone, Past, Present and Future,
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Anatomy of a Cib Carst Channel,
      Andy Previous HitCliffordNext Hit

Grand Bay Reservoir Characterization – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,
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Do Upper Wilcox Incised Valleys Support Paleogwne Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Isolation?,
      Frank Cornish

Source-to-Sink Scaling Relationships, Sediment Budgets, and Landscape Evolution for Paleogene Gulf of Mexico Deep-Water Stratigraphic Predictions,
      Jacob Covault, Cristian Carvajal, Andrea Fildani, Kristy Milliken, Michael Pyrcz, Tao Sun, and Larry Zarra

Structural Balance and Restoration of Cross Sections in the Western Area of the Gulf of Mexico,
      Idalia Cruz

A New Assessment of the Extractable Geothermal Energy from Deep Sedimentary Formations in Texas,
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A feasibility Study Using Wells and CSEM Modeling in Miocene Sand Reservoirs, Offshore Mexico,
      Paola Vera de Newton, Amanda Geck Alvarez, Humberto Salazar, and Marco Vázquez

Regional Controls on the Formation of DeSoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico,
      Richard Denne and Robert Blanchard

Clinoform Mechanics on the Southwest Louisiana Shelf,
      Kathryn Denommee and Samuel Bentley

Palynology and Paleoenvironment of Paleocene-Eocene Wilcox Group Sediments in Bastrop, Texas,
      Regina Dickey

Palynology of the updip Wilcox Group in Central Texas,
      Regina Dickey

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Indicator Geostatistical Approach to Reconstruct Geological Architecture of the Baton Rouge Aquifer-fault System, Louisiana,
      Ahmed Elshall, Jeffrey Hanor, and Frank Tsai

Stratigraphy of the Austin and Associated Formations and its Influence on Hydrocarbon Resources, Pearsall Field Area, South Texas,
      Thomas Ewing

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Sedimentary Characteristics of an Estuarine Marsh System and the Roles of Storm Overwash, Micro-tidal Currents, and Organic Production: Big Branch Marsh, Louisiana,
      John Andrew Fleming

Oil & Gas Value Chain Economics in the Unconventional World,
      Michelle Foss, Gurcan Gulen, and Miranda Wainberg

A Geological Approach to the Evaluation and Creation of Gulf Oyster Habitat,
      Angelina Freeman and Harry Roberts

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Lateral Continuity of Eagle Ford Strata in Lozier Canyon and Antonio Creek, Terrell County, Texas,
      Rand Gardner, Michael Pope, and Matthew Wehner

Cardamom Development: Ensuring Maximum Value While Managing Significant Uncertainties,
      David Garner, Mary Beth Green, Colette Hirstius, Duane Johnson, William Jorgensen, Mario Rojas, and Hao Zhou

Recent Coastal Evolution and Regional Sediment Transport Dynamics in Response to Sea-level Rise and Interior Wetland Loss: Barataria Sandy Shorelines,
      Ioannis Georgiou, Mark Kulp, Michael Miner, Denise Reed, and Dallon Weather

Mars B (Olympus, West Boreas, South Deimos) Development – Maximizing Recovery from a Deepwater Giant,
      Dougal Grant

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Ichnology and Mineralogy of the Main Glauconite Bed, Claiborne Group, Middle Eocene, Texas: Paleoenvironmental Implications,
      Sherie Harding and A. Ekdale

Cretaceous/Paleogene Boundary Events in the Gulf Coast: Comparisons between Texas and Alabama,
      Malcoilm Hart, Andres Cardenas, and Peter Harries

On the Interaction of Wetland Loss, Tidal Range, and Tidal Prism: A Case Study in the Mississippi River Delta Plain, Barataria Bay,
      Nick Howes, Duncan FitzGerald, Ioannis Georgiou, and Zoe Hughes

Flow and salinity patterns in the low-transmissivity Paleozoic aquifers of North-Central Texas, USA,
      Yun Huang, Jean-Philippe Nicot, Brad Wolaver, and Ruth Costley

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Where's the Sweet Spot? Approaches to Exploration in Resource Plays, with Particular Reference to Mapping TOC,
      Katy Jensen-Doescher and Brian Lock

Haynesville Shale Production (Northwest Louisiana and Northeast Texas): Historical and Predictive Production Based on Standardized Optimum Isopotential Mapping,
      Joel Jordan

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Seeing Through the Salt,
      Jerry Kapoor, Nick Moldoveanu, and Denes Vigh

Gulf of Mexico Old Field Resurrection in the Aftermath of the BP Disaster,
      William Kimbrell, Elliott Black IV, James Kimbrell, Tracey Kimbrell, and Max Lindsay

Stratigraphy of the Margaret Creek Formation, Corozal Basin, Northern Belize,
      David King and Lucille Petruny

Detailed Digital Mapping of Lower Wilcox Coal Accumulations in Areas of Northern Louisiana Which We Previously Determined to Have High Accumulations,
      Gary Kinsland, William Copeland, Dan Han, Adam Kruse, and Michael Sheahan

Geomorphologic Evolution of a Rapidly Deteriorating Barrier Island System with Multiple Sediment Sources: Eastern Isles Dernieres, Louisiana, 1887 to 2006,
      Benjamin Kirkland, Ioannis Georgiou, and Mark Kulp

Dynamics of a Large Shelf Discharging River: Implications for Coastal Sedimentology and Restoration,
      Alexander Kolker, Alex Ameen, Georgia Boxer, Chunyan Li, Chet Pilley, Cyndhia Ramatchandirane, and Nan Walker

The Effects of Provenance and Burial History on the Reservoir Quality of Clastic Sediments in the Gulf of Mexico,
      Tobi Kosanke and Zehui(Tim) Huang

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The Basin Modeling and Evaluation of Upper Paleocene-Eocene Source Rocks in the North Central Gulf Coast Region,
      Lawrence Ledy

Tilted Orthorhombic Imaging for full Azimuth Towed Streamer Data in Deep Water Gulf of Mexico,
      Yunfeng (Fred) Li

The Cenomanian Del Rio Formation in West Texas,
      Brian Lock and Joseph Grimball

Origin of the Micropore Pore Network within the Lower Cretaceous Stuart City Tight-Gas-Carbonate Play in the Pawnee Field area in South Texas,
      Robert Loucks, Jerry Lucia, and Lowell Waite

Along Passive Continental Margins Such as Northern Gulf of Mexico, Fluids from Ocean and Mantle May Ascend and Descend from one to Another,
      Allen Lowrie

Challenges in Imaging the Deep Seabed: Examples from Gulf of Mexico Cold Seeps,
      Carol Lutken, Marco D'Emidio, Michela Ingrassia, Leonardo Macelloni, and Martina Pierdomenico

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Integrated Geologic and Petroleum Engineering Case Study of a Microbial Carbonate Reservoir: Upper Jurassic Smackover Microbial Carbonate and Associated Reservoir Facies in Little Cedar Creek Field, Southwest Alabama,
      Ernest Mancini, Sharbel Al Haddad, and Moetaz Mostafa

Preliminary Results on the Geological Assessment of the San Fernando Region, Tamaulipas, Mexico for CO2 Storage in Mature Oil/Gas Fields,
      Jazmin Mota

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Gulf of Mexico Borehole Geothermal Data Integration into the National Geothermal Data System, Part 2: North-central Continental Shelf,
      Seiichi Nagihara, Olabisi Ajiboye, Caroline Badger, Cory Christie, and Nosakhare Ogiamien

Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources: a Texas Study,
      Jean-Philippe Nicot

Hydrodynamics and SedimentTransport in the Lowermost Mississippi River: Implications for the Development of Fluvial-Deltaic Stratigraphy in Large Lowland Rivers Basins,
      Jeffrey Nittrouer

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3D Seismic Visualization of Minibasins Controlled by Shale Tectonics in the Frio Formation, South Texas Gulf Coast,
      Osareni Ogiesoba, William Ambrose, and Rodolfo Hernandez

A New Approach to Measuring Rock Properties Data from Cores & Cuttings for Reservoir & Completions Characterization: an Example from the Bakken Formation,
      Guy Oliver, Lucy Plant, Graham Spence, and Chi Vinh Ly

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Tectonic Inversion Structures as a Geologic Guide to Map Early Mesozoic Basement Horsts and Grabens in the Western Gulf of Mexico,
      Ricardo Padilla y Sánchez

Comparison of OBN and Legacy NAZ Seismic Surveys at Ewing Bank, GOM,
      Jonathan P. Parker, Claudia Montoya, Michael Murat, Richard Uden, and Oleg Yakovlev

Integrating Burial and Thermal Models for the Smackover Formation, Eagle Ford Shale, and the Wilcox Group with Regional Seismic Interpretations and Structural Models of East Texas,
      Ofori Pearson, Russell Dubiel, and Janet Pitman

Reservoir Type and Fracture Connectivity in the Austin Chalk,
      Krystal Pearson

Revolution in Real Time Well Site Rock Properties,
      Lucy Plant, Guy Oliver, Graham Spence, and Ken Pfau

Facies Analysis and Interpretation of Argillaceous Sandstone Beds in the Paleogene Wilcox Formation, Deep Water Gulf of Mexico,
      Bruce Power, Brooke Carson, Julian Clark, Jacob Covault, Andrea Fildani, Morgan Sullivan, and Larry Zarra

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Gas Well/Water Well Subsurface Contamination - Plan for Investigation,
      Rick Railsback

Lessons Learned from a 10 year Industry-wide DHI Consortium,
      Rocky Roden, Mike Forrest, and Roger Holeywell

The Laramide Submarine Fan: A Lower Tertiary Wilcox Trend in the Deepwater Mexican Gulf of Mexico,
      Anthony Rodriguez

Retrospection on 30 Years of E&P Risk Analysis,
      Peter Rose

Wilcox Re-birth: South Louisiana,
      Tim Rynott

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Effective Site Characterization using the Triad Approach; Fredeman Pit Site, Sulphur, Louisiana,
      William Schramm, Scott Bergeron, William Davis, Mike Kyle, George Losonsky, and Ray Sturdivant

Dynamical Systems Theory of Gulf Coast Shelf-Clinoform Stratigraphy,
      Michael Simms

A New Temporal Model for Eastern Gulf of Mexico Mesozoic Deposition,
      John Snedden, Gail Christeson, Drew Eddy, Patricia Ganey-Curry, Ian Norton, Hilary Olson, and Harm van Avendonk

A Subsurface Structural Model for Natural Subsidence Patterns in South Louisiana,
      Bryan Stephens

The Use of Modern 3D Seismic Data Processing Techniques; 5D Interpolation and Anisotropic PSTM, to Improve Existing 3D Data in SOLA Data Examples Courtesy of SEI Pulling the Scales from our Eyes; New truth from Existing Data Sets,
      John Stevens, John Asma, Sukhdev Hyare, and Dave Spaulding

Subsurface Salinity Variation in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish: An Investigation into Saline Sources,
      Alexandria Suding and Carol Wicks

Garrison Field, Travis Peak Reservoirs, East Texas: Integrated Characterization and Field Production Enhancement,
      Amanda Suter and Volker Göbel

Geologic Assessment of Undiscovered Hydrocarbons in Lower to Upper Cretaceous Carbonate Rocks of the Fredericksburg and Washita Groups, U.S. Gulf Coast Region,
      Sharon Swanson, Kristin Dennen, Catherine Enomoto, Celeste Lohr, and Brett Valentine

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Reconstruction of the Western Rim, Wetumpka Impact Structure, Alabama: Clues to Excavation Processes in a Foliated Metasedimentary Target,
      Pascual Tabares Rodenas and David King

Subsalt Imaging and 4D Reservoir Monitoring Evaluation of Tahiti Field, Gulf of Mexico,
      Catherine Thacher, Dimitri Bevc, Ellen Clark, Kurt Nihei, Bernard Regel, Joe Stefani, and Larry Sydora

Diagenetic Characterization and its Influence on Petrophysical Properties of the Jurassic Smackover Formation Thrombolite and Grainstone units of Little Cedar Creek Field, Alabama,
      Sandra Tonietto and Michael Pope

Revision of Gulf Coast Model of Smectite-illite Conversion Extended to a New Concept on the Origin of Oil: the TCRCMBRMS Hypothesis,
      Matthew Totten, Rene Boutin, Sambhudas Chaudhuri, Norbert Clauer, John Miesse, Daniel Ramirez-Cano, and Greg Riepl

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Unraveling Gulf Coast Paleo-rainfall Variability Using Climate Proxies Archived in Alabama Stalagmites,
      Joshua Vanlandingham and William Lambert

Application of Real Time Wellsite Tool for Enhanced Geosteering and Reservoir Characterization,
      Chi Vinh Ly and Graham Spence

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Best Practices for Using Azimuthal Geosteering Technology in the Gulf of Mexico,
      Hanming Wang, Heather Bedle, Abigail Hymel, Soazig Leveque, and Previous HitCTop. Winston Wheeler

Use of Spatial Variations in Groundwater Salinity to Assess the Conduit-Barrier Properties of the Baton Rouge Listric Fault, Southeastern Louisiana,
      F. Colleen Wendeborn and Jeffrey Hanor

Using Geological Expression Techniques to Reveal Complex Regional Structural Information Without Conventional Interpretation,
      Tom Wooltorton

Integrating Depositional Facies and Sequence Stratigraphy in Characterizing Unconventional Reservoirs in the Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) Eagle Ford Shale, South Texas,
      Seth Workman and Michael Grammer

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Provenance and Depositional System Reconstruction in the Lower Miocene of the Gulf of Mexico,
      Jie Xu, Craig Fulthorpe, and John Snedden

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New Views on Salt Tectonics and Salt Modeling Using the Latest Seismic Imaging Technologies, for Subsalt and Presalt Exploration in the Mississippi Canyon, Gulf of Mexico,
      Quincy Zhang, Wei Gao, Laurie Geiger, Steve Hightower, Cristina Reta-Tang, and Sherry Yang

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