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AAPG 2016 Pacific Section and Rocky Mountain Section Joint Meeting

New Plays, New Ways, New Days

October 2-5, 2016

Posted September 30, 2016
Search and Discovery Article #90266 (2016)

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ABSTRACTS (by Author)



Undeveloped petroleum potential of the western-most Santa Barbara Channel, offshore California

Chronostratigraphy of the Quaternary Santa Barbara Basin: an integrated geophysical, sedimentologic and paleoceanographic approach

Joint inversion of first-arrivals with full waveform inversion: improving the near-surface model for depth imaging the Marcellus shale of Bradford County, PA

Exploring Utah's Other Great Lake: What Great Salt Lake Can Tell Us About Ancient Lake Uinta

Geochemistry and mineralogy of the Uteland Butte member of the Green River Formation, Uinta Basin

Aspects of CO2-enhanced oil recovery, from initial field screening to project implementation: Beaver Creek and Big Sand Draw CO2-EOR projects, Wyoming

The Wolfcamp Horizontal Play of Midland Basin, West Texas

Reducing geologic uncertainty in seismic interpretation

Oil Fields in Railroad Valley Nevada

Thickness and extent of clay layers in the Pleistocene Tulare Formation near Elk Hills, California: Implications for water disposal operations and timing of structural growth

Hydrocarbon potential of arkosic sands in the Payette Basin, southwest Idaho: a discussion on basin fill, subsurface structure, and syndepositional maturation and migration history

Monitoring and analysis of surface deformation with InSAR and subsurface data, San Joaquin Valley, California

Subtle partitioning of a sandstone reservoir: permeability patterns interpreted from fluid-escape geometries in the Early Jurassic Navajo Sandstone


Alamo Breccia: a key to unravel thrust duplexes in the southern Nevada portion of the western North American Cordillera fold thrust belt

Great Basin Algorefrauds

Creating a Master Geologic map of the Great Basin

Great Basin structure and potential prospects revealed by a structural contour map on top of the Mississippian Joana Limestone

Newly discovered Chainman shale outcrops in the Spring Mountains west of Las Vegas extends the southern end of the Mississippian Antler foreland basin by about seventy-five miles

A River Runs Through It

Mapping and managing Great Basin water resources

Great Basin oil shales

Sequence stratigraphy of the Mississippian Antler foreland basin

Scaling up well log interpretation for groundwater salinity mapping in the age of Big Data

Testing the Mojave-Snow Lake fault hypothesis using Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

‘Clay mineral assemblage of a mudstone facies, Upper Jurassic Curtis Formation, east-central Utah’

Structural Evolution of the Oil Well Flats Detachment System, Cañon City Embayment, Colorado


Importance of regional geological and petrophysical analysis of the Bakken/Three Forks formations of the Williston basin, North Dakota and Montana

Python and pandas, oh my: a rich ecosystem of open source tools for petrophysical and geological assessment

Opportunities for geoscientists beyond the conventional

The Shell Oil ‘Vilche’ deep test and a better understanding of the Pine Creek Fault, northern Sacramento Basin: what a difference one micropaleontolgy report makes!

Wellsite Log Quality Control - What you don't know can hurt you

‘Potash identification plot (PID) for rapid identification of commercial potash deposits’

Milankovitch stratigraphy in the Miocene-Quaternary marine succession of offshore coastal California

A Geologic Comparison of the Oil Window and Dry Gas Window within the Tow Creek Member of the Niobrara Formation in the Piceance Basin of Northwestern, Colorado

A petrophysical model to distinguish water-wet and oil-wet fractions of unconventional reservoir systems using triple-combo log suites

Stratigraphic geochemical variations in the Late Cretaceous Mancos Shale, southwest Piceance Basin, Colorado

Structure, Evolution and Tectonic Significance of the Eastern Boundary of the Outer Continental Borderland

Are we there yet? The road towards maturity in the petroliferous Ventura basin, California

Some perspective on electrical borehole image logs for the end user


Revisiting the Great Basin, Part 1: Regional cross section construction and thrust sheet restoration.

Virtually eliminate dry or sub-economic wells in over-pressured and normal-pressured fields: Jonah Field and Anadarko Basin case studies

Optimizing lateral placement and production while minimizing completion costs: an Eagle Ford case study

Characterization of Pliocene Pico and Repetto Formation Turbidites at Ventura Avenue Field, Ventura, California

Impact of local accommodation on the architecture and stacking patterns of three Capistrano Formation slope-channel outcrops: Point Fermin, Dana Point, and San Clemente, California

Chemostratigraphy of the Miocene Monterey Formation within the San Joaquin Basin, California

New Wellsite Analytical Protocols for Characterizing Original and Producible Tight Oil and Gas

The Graneros-Greenhorn Petroleum System, a Possible New Resource Play, Rocky Mountain Region, USA

Insights into Niobrara Stratigraphic Architecture and Diagenesis, Wattenberg Field, Denver Basin, Colorado


Adding value: A new perspective on aging leases, Tulare formation, Cymric oil field

Calculation of groundwater salinity using the resistivity-porosity (RP) method on digitized geophysical logs from California oil and gas fields

Carlin-type gold deposit development as an analogue for unconventional hydrocarbon field development


What we know and wish we knew about oil exploration in Nevada

Play fairway analysis for structurally-controlled geothermal systems in the Eastern Great Basin extensional regime, Utah, USA

Exploration and development of the Neal Hot Springs geothermal resource, Malheur County, Oregon

Revisiting the Great Basin: Part 2 — Petroleum System Insights

Compositional and diagenetic relationships and controls of mechanical behavior in siliceous mudstones of the upper Monterey Formation, Belridge Oilfield, San Joaquin Basin, California.

Evaluating the potential for Enhanced Geothermal Systems development in the United States

Apparent and actual strain variation in the Monterey and Sisquoc Formations, southern Santa Maria Basin, California: Implication for cross-section construction and reservoir characterization

Basalt sills in the 10,054-ft deep Ore-Ida well: western Snake River Plain Cenozoic basin of Idaho and Oregon

Geology of the western margin of the Cenozoic Western Snake River Plain basin near Ontario, Oregon

Light hydrocarbon analysis illustrates oil type and tight reservoir conditions --- examples from PERMIAN, EAGLE FORD, STACK and MISS LIME