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AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting

September 15-18, 2019 – Cheyenne, Wyoming

Posted: January 16, 2020
Search and Discovery Article #90357 (2019)

ABSTRACTS (by Author)



Stratigraphic and Structural Relations of the Birdbear Formation (Devonian) Western North Dakota

Structural Inheritance and the Role of Basement Anisotropies in the Laramide Structural and Tectonic Evolution of the North American Cordilleran Foreland, Wyoming: Towards a Unified Hypothesis

Helium Potential in the Holbrook Basin, Arizona

Sequence Stratigraphy, Play Analysis and Reservoir Prediction within a Lacustrine Intracratonic Rift Basin, Western Snake River Plain, Idaho

Tight oil vertical log analysis applied to horizontal Logging While Tripping (LWT) data of Cretaceous-aged Viking formation, Saskatchewan, Canada: a multi-disciplinary review of initial and extended findings

A New Species of Decapod from the Upper Cretaceous Pierre Shale of Colorado with Implications for Avocational-Professional Collaboration

Porosity Heterogeneity Analysis Using Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy (CLSM)

New Perspectives on the End of the Cretaceous from the Southern Western Interior

Structural Divisions of the Bighorn Mountains and Western Powder River Basin

Blockchain in Industry 4.0 - How the Oil and Gas Industry is Utilizing these Emerging Technologies

Mineralogical and Geochemical Properties of the Cretaceous Mowry Shale in the Wind River Basin, Wyoming Near the Casper Arch

Lithology and mineralogy of the Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Formation examined by hyperspectral core imaging

Cretaceous Decapod Lagerstatten of the Western Interior Seaway

Regional Correlation of Carboniferous Heath and Tyler Strata from Central Montana to the Williston Basin, North Dakota, USA

Characterization of layer-bound normal faults within the Upper Cretaceous Niobrara Formation, Wattenberg Field, Denver Basin, Colorado

Using Pore System Characterization to Subdivide the Burgeoning Uteland Butte Play, Green River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah

Characterizing outcrop growth faults, slump blocks, mud volcanoes and other sedimentary deformation features for use as reservoir analogues for observed features in targeted reservoirs in the Green River Formation, Uinta Basin, Utah

The Mancos Shale in the southeastern San Juan Basin: a play limited by structure and associated thermal maturity

The Mancos Shale in the Albuquerque Basin: an oil play limited by structure and thermal maturation

Peripheral grain replacements by clays control matrix permeability in the Codell Sandstone, northeastern Colorado

The Importance of Kerogen Quality to Landing Zone Determination and Geosteering


Vitrinite Reflectance of Lower Cretaceous Coal and Thermal Maturity of the Mowry Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana, USA Formation,

The Ammonite’s Aquarium: Illustrating Mesozoic Marine Environments

Overview of Organic-Rich Facies of the Permian Phosphoria Formation, USA

Imaging Exhumed Impact Craters Using Resistivity and Magnetic Surveys, Sheep Mountain, Douglas, Wyoming, USA

Exhumed Impact Craters, Sheep Mountain, Douglas, Wyoming, USA, Evidence from Field Sampling, Satellite, and Drone Imagery

Impact of geology on development of the Niobrara and Codell resource play in Wattenberg Field, CO

Controls on Petroleum Production and Resources for the Middle Devonian Marcellus Shale, Appalachian Basin

W.A. Cobban, the Cookes Range, N.H. Darton, J.G. Love, and me


Alunite in Tyler Formation, Late Carboniferous Deposits of Williston Basin North Dakota

Updated U.S. Geological Survey Petroleum Resource Assessment of Continuous and Conventional Reservoirs of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico and Colorado

A Hydrothermal Dolomite Model for the Cheyenne Wells / Smoky Creek Fields, Colorado

Using Sequence Stratigraphy to Optimize Target Selection in Shale Plays of the Rockies (and Beyond)

Using Sequence Stratigraphy to Optimize Target Selection in Tight Sandstone Reservoirs of the Rockies (and Beyond)

Data Mining Ammonite Localities to Build Chronostratigraphic Frameworks in the Western Interior Basin

Great Scott! A Homebrewed Recipe for Regional Trend-Based Log Normalization: Various Examples from Rocky Mountain Basins

Development of Glenrock Area Fields, Converse County, WY

Revisiting the offset-stacked Campanian stratigraphic sequences of S. Wyoming and NE. Utah

The Mesaverde Group of S. Wyoming and N. Utah

Fracture, Stratigraphic, and Lithologic Analysis of the Niobrara-Equivalent Cody Shale WyomingNorthern Bighorn Basin,

Sedimentology, chemofacies, and stratigraphic architecture of the Lower Cretaceous Burro Canyon Formation, Nine-Mile Canyon, Colorado


For Volcanic Ash to be the Key to Organic Rich Rock Formation, the Implications are Dramatic; but are they Probable?

Organically enriched rocks have been causally attributed to transgressive seas largely because of a misunderstanding of the condensed section in sequence stratigraphy

Can “volcanic tephra fall” replace “sea level transgression” as the driver for organically enriched rock formation at the Cenomanian-Turonian Boundary (OAE2)?

Petroleum System Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources in the Upper Jurassic Haynesville (Kimmeridgian) and Bossier (Tithonian) Formations, Onshore U.S. Gulf Coast

Sedimentology and Reservoir Potential of Allochthonous Upper Desert Creek Carbonates, Southern Margin of the Aneth Complex (Middle Pennsylvanian), Paradox Basin, Utah

Sequence Stratigraphy of Lower Madison Strata in the Greater Williston Basin Area

Salt Creek - A Wyoming Giant and a Cast of Characters

Observations on the Occurrence and Distribution of Critical Resources in Wyoming, USA

Building a Predictive Model for Stratigraphic Transitions and Lateral Facies Changes in the Cretaceous Almond Formation, Wyoming


Development of the Cretaceous Stratigraphic Framework of Western Interior North America by William Aubrey Cobban (1916-2015) and colleagues

Ages of the Dakota Sandstone and the position of the Albian-Cenomanian (Lower-Upper Cretaceous) Boundary in Western Interior North America

The Surface Geochemical Expression of Some Helium & Petroleum Deposits

Paleosols as Source Rocks for Uranium Deposits in Wyoming and Nebraska

Tiger Mike Davis and the Discovery of Two of the Most Iconic Oil Fields in the Rockies

Isotopic Evolution of the Niobrara Chalk and the Implications to Water Mass Mixing in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway

The Book Canyon Conglomerate: A Sequence Boundary Between the Bear Gulch Limestone and Tyler Formations of Central Montana

South-Central Oklahoma SCOOP Plays: 3D Basin Modeling Support to Select Petroleum System Elements and Processes

Unraveling the Mysteries of the Hogback Ridge Field, Crawford Thrust Plate, Utah

Phylogenetic relationships and history of the Campanian and Maastrichtian ammonite Baculites Lamark 1799 in the Western Interior of North America

A New Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain Campanian–Maastrichtian Ammonite Zonal Scheme and Its Correlation with the Classic Western Interior Biozonation

History and Development of the Giant Wattenberg Field, Denver Basin, Colorado

Tepee Buttes, Methane Seeps, and Polygonal Fault Systems, Denver Basin

Geology of the Turner Sandstone, Finn-Shurley Field, Powder River Basin Wyoming

The early Wyoming petroleum industry through the eyes of commercial photographers

Pre-1975 Oilfield Movies and Their Promotional Material

Organofacies Variability as a Function of Provenance and Process—Heterogeneity Within the Mowry Shale, Wyoming

Palinspastic restoration of the eastern flank of the Colorado Front Range at Coal Creek, constrained by outcrop geology, wells and a pre-stack depth migration of the Rocky Flats deep seismic line, reveals a system of stacked triangle zones

Stratigraphic Framework of the Late Devonian (Frasnian) Duperow Formation in Western and Central Montana

Spearfish Formation Tight Oil Play of the Williston Basin

Stress Provinces of the Rocky Mountains; How the Rockies were Constructed

Mancobrara Stratigraphy Unraveled: A tale of Mancos to Niobrara Formation stratigraphic continuity across the Coniacian/Santonian Western Interior Seaway