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Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies
53rd Annual Convention, Baton Rouge, LA, October 22-24, 2003
Hosted by Baton Rouge Geological Society

Search and Discovery #90021 (2003)


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Is Drilling in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Uncorking Bad Genies?
by Paul Aharon

Miocene Valley-Fill, Slope, and Submarine-Canyon Systems in the Laguna Madre-Tuxpan Area, Mexico
by William A. Ambrose, F. Fouad, D. Jennette, L.F. Brown, Jr., T. Wawrzyniec, S. Sakurai, E. Guevara, M. Aranda, U. Hernandez, D. Velez, F. Sanchez, G. Lopez, J.C. Flores, J. Alvarado, and E. Macias

Meta Attributes: A New Concept for Reservoir Characterization and Seismic Anomaly Detection
by Fred Aminzadeh

Semiquantitative Estimation of Carbonates in Holocene Siliciclastic Sequences of the Mississippi Delta
by Alan M. Bailey, H.H. Roberts, and S. Pal

Exploitation of Thin Basin-floor Fan Sandstones, Navarro Formation (Upper Cretaceous), South Texas
by Richard C. Bain

Coalbed Methane in Late Pennsylvanian to Early Permian coal, Kerr Basin, Edwards County, Texas
by Charles E. Barker, William Heck, and Cortland Eble

How Accurately Do Offlap-Break Elevations of Shelf-Phase Deltas Record Past Sea-Level Elevations? Clues from the Morphology of the Mississippi River Deltas
by Philip J. Bart, Swati Ghoshal

The Sedimentology of Muddy Coastal Systems: The Research Legacy and New Perspectives from the Coastal Studies Institute
by Samuel J. Bentley, Harry H. Roberts, and Kristina Rotondo

Middle Holocene Sea-Level and Evolution of the Gulf of Mexico Coast
by Michael D. Blum, Amy E. Sivers, Tracy Zayac, and Ronald J. Goble

How Many Species of the Fossil Rodent Copemys Occur at a Single Prolific Screening Site in the Miocene, Fleming Formation at Fort Polk, Louisiana?
by Grant S. Boardman, Judith A. Schiebout, and John Wrenn

Economic Biostratigraphy in the Gulf of Mexico Basin: A Review of Application Advances, Limitations and Challenges for the New
by S.Q. Breard, A.D. Callender, and M.J. Nault

Large-Scale Fluid Migration Driven by Salt Dissolution, Bay Marchand Dome, Offshore Louisiana
by R. Stephanie Bruno, Jeffrey S. Hanor

Modern Water Chemistry and Benthic Foraminiferal Abundance in Lago Enriquillo, Dominican Republic
by David Buck

Investigating a Possible Link between Water from Aquifers Containing Lignite Deposits and Kidney Disease in the USA: Louisiana Project
by Joeseph Bunnell, Rebecca Bushon, William Orem, Robert Finkelman, Bradford Hanson, Douglas Carlson, Runhua Shi, and others

Intellectual Property Rights and Geoscience Technology
by Wendy K.B. Buskop



A Preliminary Examination of the Hydrogeology of the Chicot Aquifer
by Douglas Carlson, Riley Milner

A Preliminary Examination of the Hydrogeology of the Sparta Aquifer and Adjacent Aquifers in North Central Louisiana
by Douglas Carlson

Under-Explored Oil and Gas Trends of Mississippi
by Stephen D. Champlin

Wetland Loss and Barrier Shoreline Erosion along the Plaquemines Barrier Shoreline
by Paul Connor, Andrew Beal, Phil Mccarty, Shea Penland, and Karen Westphal

Exploring for Deep Gas in the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and Deepwater using Chimney Processing
by David Connolly, Fred Aminzadeh

Metal Distribution and Metal Site Partitioning, Mobile Bay Surface Sediments
by J. Ashley Cordi, Maurice A. Meylan, and Wayne C. Isphording

Temporal Dynamics of Paleogene Paleovegetational Response to Climatic Changes and Regional Upwelling, West Africa (ODP Site 959)
by Sarah R. De La Rue, Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe

Aspect Ratios in Coarse-Grained and Fine-Grained Submarine Fan Channels
by Anne M. Delery, Arnold H. Bouma

Sequence Biostratigraphy and a New Nannofossil Zonation of the Pleistocene Gulf of Mexico
by Richard A. Denne

Seismic-Sequence Stratigraphy and Petroleum System Modeling of the Downdip Tuscaloosa-Woodbine, LA and TX
by Russell F. Dubiel, Janet K. Pitman, and Douglas Steinshouer

Water Supply in Lafayette, Louisiana
by Timothy W. Duex

Geologic and Geoacoustic Study of Surficial Deposits, North-Central Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf
by Triniti A. Dufrene, Samuel J. Bentley, and Yvonne C. Allen



Event Sedimentation and Long-Term Accumulation in a Salt Marsh: St. Louis Bay, Mississippi
by Lawrence A. Febo, Triniti A. Dufrene, Dana A. Watzke, and Samuel J. Bentley

Multiple Overlapping Foraminiferal Litho-Biofacies: Applications to Deep-Water Sedimentology and Reservoir Properties of Turbidites
by Richard H. Fillon

Tidal Prism Changes within Barataria Bay and its Effects on Sedimentation Patterns and Barrier Shoreline Stability
by Duncan Fitzgerald, Mark A. Kulp, and Shea Penland

Comparisons between Compacted and Decompacted Turbidite Systems, Tanqua Karoo, South Africa
by Judith Fridge, Arnold H. Bouma

Neo-Tectonic Framework of Southeast Louisiana and Applications to Coastal Restoration
by Sherwood M. Gagliano, E. Burton Kemp Iii, Karen M. Wicker, Kathleen S. Wiltenmuth, and Robert W. Sabate

Paleoenvironment of Paleocene Wilcox Big Shale in LaSalle Parish, Louisiana
by Lloyd N. Glawe

Shallow Miocene and Oligocene Gas Potential: Southeastern Louisiana’s Florida Parishes
by Donald A. Goddard, Ronald K. Zimmerman

Seismic Stratigraphy and Late Quaternary Evolution of Eastern Mississippi Sound, Alabama
by Larry Greene, Antonio B. Rodriguez



Exploration Potential and High-Resolution Sequence Stratigraphy of Shelf-Sand Reservoirs, Miocene, South Mississippi
by C. Robertson Handford, Lawrence R. Baria

Origin of a Circular Depression and Associated Fractured and Shocked Quartz, St. Helena Parish, LA
by Paul V. Heinrich

Dolomitization of the Smackover Formation and Hydrocarbon Exploration in Mississippi
by Ezat Heydari, Monyette Keyes

Remote Sensing Science and Technology: Role of the Earth Scan Laboratory
by Oscar K. Huh, Nan D. Walker

Louisiana's Voluntary Remedial Program (VRP), A Case Study
by Charles M. Hunter, William H. Schramm

Field Studies in the Chandeleur Sound Area, Offshore Louisiana (State Waters)
by Chacko J. John, Bobby L. Jones, Brian J. Harder, Reed Bourgeois, and M. Byron Miller

Sedimentary Thermal Maturation Models for the Deepwater Eastern Gulf of Mexico
by Kelly Opre Jones, Seiichi Nagihara

The Regional Geothermal Heat Flow Regime of the North-Central Gulf of Mexico Continental Slope
by Michael L. Jones, Seiichi Nagihara, and Michael A. Smith



Shallow-Marine Facies of the Orange Walk Group, Miocene-Pliocene, Northern Belize (Central America)
by David T. King Jr., Lucille W. Petruny, and Kevin O. Pope

Integrated Exploration Scheme for Lower Wilcox Coalbed Methane in Central Louisiana
by Gary L. Kinsland, Joseph E. Zeosky, Gilbert B. Smith, and Robert V. Schneider

Geologic Sequestration in the Gulf Coast: Subregional Considerations
by P.R. Knox, M.H Holtz, S.D. Hovorka, and C.A. Doughty

“Reefs” as Exploration Targets in the Smackover Formation
by David C. Kopaska-Merkel

Evolution and Stratigraphy of a Recent Flood Tidal Delta: Raccoon Pass, Timbalier Islands Louisiana
by Mark A. Kulp, Duncan Fitzgerald, Shea Penland, and Jeffrey Motti

Lithofacies Classification Based on Spectral Yields and Borehole Microresistivity Images
by Anish Kumar, George R. Kear

An Assessment of the Late Holocene Record of Severe Storm Impacts from Lake Shelby, Alabama
by W. Joe Lambert, Paul Aharon, and Antonio B. Rodriguez

Elevated Arsenic Levels in the Weches Formation Nacogdoches County, Texas
by E.B. Ledger, Kathy Judy

Petroleum Exploration for Upper Jurassic Smackover Carbonate Shoal and Microbial Reefal Lithofacies Associated with Paleohighs, Southwest Alabama
by Juan Carlos Llinás

High Frequency Cycles (Parasequences) in the Edwards Group, Central Texas
by Brian E. Lock, Francisco Cardona S., and Jamsie Roberts

A Proposed Seismic Network For Louisiana Public High Schools - SeisMEAUXgraph
by Juan Lorenzo

Inferred Fracture Patterns within Overlapping Normal Fault Zones From Shallow, High-Resolution Gravity, Seismic, and Laser Altimetry (Lidar) Data Sets: Neotectonics along Northern Gulf Coast of Mexico, Louisiana, USA
by Juan Lorenzo, C. Westbrook, C. Cazes, and I. Van Heerden

Lower Cretaceous Glen Rose “Patch Reef” Reservoir in the Chittim Field, Maverick County, South Texas
by Robert G. Loucks, Charles Kerans

Interpretation of High Resolution Seismic Data from a Geologically Complex Continental Margin, Northern Gulf of Mexico
by Carol Lutken, Allen Lowrie, Erika Geresi, Richard Bennett, Richard Faas, Bradley Battista, and Tom Mcgee



Integrated Biostratigraphic and Sequence Stratigraphic Approach for Correlation and Basin Interpretation
by Ernest A. Mancini, T. Markham Puckett

Petroleum Potential of Aggrading Sandstones of Trangressive-Regressive Cycles in the Mississippi-Alabama Area
by Ernest A. Mancini, T. Markham Puckett

Preservation Potential of Paleocyclone Deposits in Gulf of Mexico Coastal Sediments
by Lisa Marie Mertz, Marylea Hart, and John Jaeger

Hydrocarbon Production and Subsurface Expression of the China Segment of the Tepetate Fault Zone, Louisiana
by Byron Miller, Paul V. Heinrich

Chicot Aquifer in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana
by Riley Milner

Hydraulic Entrapment of Relict Saline Water Within Semi-Confined Aquifers in Southwest Florida
by Thomas M. Missimer, W. Kirk Martin, and Weixing Guo

Anatomy of a Barrier Island Beach Ridge Aquifer, Eastern Florida
by Hugh J. Mitchell-Tapping, Aleta M. Mitchell-Tapping

Exploration of the Sunniland Formation of Southern Florida
by Hugh J. Mitchell-Tapping, Aleta M. Mitchell-Tapping

Rudistids of the South Florida Lower Cretaceous Sunniland Formation
by Hugh J. Mitchell-Tapping, Aleta M. Mitchell-Tapping

3-D Interpretation Using Seismic and Non-Seismic Data from a Regional to Prospect Scale
by Shawn Mulcahy, Patrick S. Millegan, John E. Bain, and Steven E. Schulz

Enhanced Temperature Gradient in the Deep Tuscaloosa Trend – Is it really there?
by Philip H. Nelson

Character of Overpressure in the Deep Tuscaloosa Trend, Louisiana
by Philip H. Nelson

Land Surface Subsidence Caused by Groundwater Withdrawal in Southeastern Louisiana
by Jeffrey A. Nunn



Facies Identification and Depositional Environment Interpretation, North Blowhorn Creek Field, Alabama
by Brian J. Panetta

Reservoir Characterization and 3-D Geologic Modeling, North Blowhorn Creek Oil Field, Alabama
by Brian J. Panetta

Examining the Definition and Significance of the Maximum Flooding Surface through Fuzzy Logic Modeling
by William C. Parcell

210Pb and 137Cs Geochronology of the Lake Fausse Pointe Region of the Lower Atchafalaya Basin
by Luke J. Patterson, Zahid Muhammad, Samuel J. Bentley, L. Del Britsch, and Douglas L. Dillon

Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili Impact: Implications for Coastal Restoration
by Shea Penland, Asbury Sallenger

Fifty Years of Achievements and Service to the Geologic Community by the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM
by Edward B. Picou Jr.

A Computer-based System for the Storage and Application of Expert Knowledge in Paleoenvironmental Interpretations
by E. Platon, Anthony Gary

Regional and Local Scale Groundwater Modeling of the Chicot Aquifer System.
by A. Rahman, S. Hortono, and C.Willson

Managing the Probability of Making at least One Discovery
by George H. Rhoads

A 50-Year History of Coastal Studies Institute Contributions to Science
by H.H. Roberts, J.M. Coleman

An Embryonic Major Delta Lobe: A New Generation of Delta Studies in the Atchafalaya-Wax Lake Delta System
by H.H. Roberts, J.M. Coleman, S.J. Bentley, and N. Walker

Late Quaternary Avulsion Events Preserved in Mobile Bay, Alabama
by Antonio B. Rodriguez, Craig T. Meyer, and John B. Anderson

Deposition and Resuspension of Fluid Mud on the Western Louisiana Inner Shelf
by Kristina A. Rotondo, Samuel J. Bentley



Pontchartrain: Frangenic Lake
by Robert W. Sabate, Kathleen S. Wiltenmuth

Tropical Storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili: Louisiana Barrier Shoreline Response, Preliminary Results
by Asbury Sallenger, Shea Penland, and William Krabill

Geochemistry of an Oil Seep and Gas Hydrate on the Lower Slope, Central Gulf of Mexico: Significance to Paleogeography and Possible Source Rocks
by Roger Sassen, Paul J. Post, Debra A. Defreitas, and Stephen T. Sweet

Remedial Technology Selection and Implementation at a Remote Gasoline Pipeline Release Site: A Study of Proactive Impact Management under RECAP
by William H. Schramm, Jeffrey T. Jones

Exploring "Sweet Spots" in the Deep Shelf, Gulf of Mexico
by Selim S. Shaker, Walter W. Wornardt Jr.

Wave Evolution in Cohesive Sedimentary Environments: Open Problems
by A. Sheremet, J. M. Kaihatu, G. W. Stone, and X. Zhang

Geology, Geological History, and Exploration Potential of the Middle and Late Miocene Natural Gas Sands of Alabama
by Charles C. Smith

Coastal Observing Systems: Key to the Future of Coastal Dynamics Investigations
by Gregory W. Stone, Xiongping Zhang, Jian Li, and Alex Sheremet

Spatial Variations in the Salinity of Produced Waters from Southwestern Louisiana
by D. Scott Szalkowski, Jeffrey S. Hanor

Eolian Reservoir Facies within the Upper Jurassic Smackover Formation, Western-Central Mississippi: A New Exploration Target
by William A. Tedesco, R. P. Major

General Geology of the Mid-Tertiary Block 889 Field Area, Offshore Mustang Island, Texas
by Ramón H. Treviño, Robert G. Loucks, L. Frank Brown, and Randy L. Remington



Impacts of Tropical Systems on the Sedimentary Fabric of the Mississippi Sound
by Brian M. Velardo, Samuel J. Bentley, and Gregory W. Stone

Radial Faulting above Salt-Diapir Overhangs: Natural Example, and Physical and Kinematic Models
by Bruno C. Vendeville, Khaled Fouad, and Paul R. Knox

Sedimentary Evidence for Turbidity Maximum Influenced Fluvial Deposition in the Modern Mahakam Delta
by Brian Vosburg, Harry H. Roberts

Cenozoic Deformational Styles of the Laguna-Madre_Tuxpan Shelf and Mexican Ridges Fold Belt, Mexico
by Tim Wawrzyniec, Khaled Fouad, Dan Schultz-Ela, William Ambrose, David Jennette, Shinichi Sakurai, Edgar Guevara, Mario Aranda, Juan Alvarado, Ulises Hernandez, Eduardo Macias, J. Roman, C. Rosas, K. Rosas, and L. E. Salomon

Miocene Lower Vertebrates from Fort Polk, LA: A Preliminary Report
by Michael J. Williams, Judith A. Schiebout

Seismic Sequence Stratigraphic Correlation of the Placid #1 OCS-G-6932, Ewing Bank 1001 and the Shell #1 OCS-G-4888, South Timbalier, Block 292 Offshore Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico
by Walter W. Wornardt

Palynologic Age Determination of the Catahoula Formation, Big Creek, Sicily Island, Louisiana
by John H. Wrenn, William C.Elsik, and Richard P. Mcculloh



Combining Dipmeter Measurements and Formation Imaging to Improve Reservoir Characterization
by Roy L. Yates, Joël H. Le Calvez

Geometric Properties of Active Piercement Structures: Geologic Insights from 3-D Kinematic Models
by Hongwei Yin, Richard H. Groshong, Jr.

Diagenetic Patterns and Reservoir Development in the Woodbine Formation, Tyler County, Texas
by G. Russell Young, Mary L. Barrett

Integration of Geologic Model and Reservoir Simulation, Popeye Field, Green Canyon 116
by Beth Yuvancic-Strickland, Eric Kuhl, Tin-Wai Lee, Benjamin Seldon, Peter B. Flemings, and Turgay Ertekin

Sequence Stratigraphy Models of Rift Lacustrine Basin and their Applications in Bohai Bay Basin, East China
by Shiqi Zhang

Reservoir and Hydrocarbon Characteristics of Igneous Rock of Kongdian Formation in Zaoyuan Oil Field, East China
by Shiqi Zhang