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Posted October 22, 2005

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Sedimentology and reservoir characteristics of the Paleozoic Lower and Upper Dibsiyah member (Wajid Sandstone), Southwest Saudi Arabia
Ibrahim Taiwo Abdulkadir, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Earth Sciences Department, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Impact of Biodegradation on Heavy Oil Compositions of the Peace River Tar Sands, Alberta
Jennifer Adams, Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Calibrating NMR Response to Capillary Pressure Curves in Fine Grained Lithologies, Pretty Hill Formation, Otway Basin
Ali Alghamdi, M.Sc Candidate, Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide, South Australia

A Structural and Heavy Mineral Study of an Upper Jurassic and Cretaceous Sedimentary Section to Constrain the Upper Mesozoic Tectonic Development of South-Central Alaska
Jason Altekruse, University of California, Geology Department, Davis, CA

Understanding the origin and extent of pervasive quartz overgrowth cements in an anomalous Eocene sandstone, Wilcox Formation, Mississippi Embayment
Dixie Androes, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Early Paleogene Dinoflagellate Cysts from Nigeran and ODP Hole 959D (Leg 159): Implications for the Biostratigraphy of Tropical Areas
Hernan Antolinez, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO

The Role of Fold-Thrust Belt Transverse Zones and Conglomerate Complexes in Distal Sanstone Tongue Development
Jennifer Aschoff, Department of Geological Sciences Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Kinematics of the propagation and growth of normal faults: implication for petroleum geology 
Catherine Baudon, 3D Lab, Earth, Ocean and Planetary Sciences department, Cardiff University, Wales, U.K.

Sequence Stratigraphy of the lower portion of the Upper Trissic Chinle Formation, southcentral Utah, USA
Joseph Beer, University of Minnesota Duluth, Department of Geological Sciences, Duluth, MN

Depositional Facies Analysis and Controls of the Organic – Rich Cretaceous Enugu Shales/Mamu Formation in Anambra Basin, South – Eastern Nigeria
Oluwole Borre, University of Ibadan, Department of Geology, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

A Study of Geochemical and Microbial Processes in Hydrate-Bearing Sediments Associated with Seep Environments in the Gulf of Mexico
Sandip Bordoloi, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

The Role of Mineral Surface Processes During Burial and Hydrocarbon Burial/Storage  
Joniell Borges, Northwestern University, Department of Geological Sciences, Evanston, IL

Cretaceous Aged Lewis Shale deposits: Sanger Ranch, Washakie Basin, Wyoming 
Matthew Boyce, University of Oklahoma, School of Geology and Geophysics, Norman, OK

Development of a Stage IV Calcium Carbonate Soil at Mormon Mesa, Nevada
Amy L. Brock, Department of Geoscience, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Fracture Analysis Across Derby and Dallas Domes, West-Central Wyoming: Implications for the History of Hydrocarbon Migration Along Bleached Fracture Sets 
Chris Brocka, University of Missouri-Columbia, Geological Sciences Department, Columbia, MO

Process and Timing of Exhumation in the Ozark Plateau, Missouri 

Sarah Brown, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Department of Geology, Urbana, IL

Deformation features in fault zone involving carbonates rocks: the Gubbio fault (Italy)
Maura Bussolotto, Dept. Sciences de la Terre, Université Paris XI, UMR 7072, 91405 Orsay, France

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An Integrated Geomechanical Evaluation of Cap and Fault Seal for Risking Petroleum Trap Integrity – Using the Distinct Element Method  
Bronwyn Camac, University of Adelaide, Australian School of Petroleum, Adelaide, S.A., Australia

Methane Gas Potential and Sequence Stratigraphy of Lower Cretaceous Shales, Northeastern British Columbia, Canada
Gareth Chalmers, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Small taxonomic and large ecological effects of the end-Guadalupian extinction (Late Permian)
Matthew E. Clapham, University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, California

Statigraphy and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Muddy Sandstone, Wind River Basin, Fremont County, Wyoming
Lisa Costanzo, Colorado School of Mines Geology Department, Golden, Colorado

Investigating the Impact of Microbial Interactions with Geologic Media on Geophysical Properties
Caroline A. Davis, University of Missouri-Rolla, Dept. of Geological Sci. and Eng., Rolla, MO

Provenance of Ben Nevis/Avalon Formation Reservoir Sandstones, White Rose Field, Grand Banks, Newfoundland
Angie Dearin, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Dept of Earth Sciences, St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada

The Role of Tectonics, Sedimentology and Provenance in Architecturally Complex Deepwater Gravity Reservoirs – A Case Study from the Angel Formation, Dampier Sub-Basin, North West Shelf, Australia
Kerrie Deller, Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide, Australia

Isotopic investigation of oxygen from carbonate sediments, Laney Member, Green River Formation, Wyoming
Amalia Doebbert, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI

Submarine valley systems in the Gulf of Papua
Andrew Donald
, James Cook University, School of Earth Sciences, Townsville, Australia

Characterization and controls on halokinetic sequence style within the Upper Mudstone Member, Portrerillos Formation, La Popa Basin, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Jordayna J. Druke, New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences, Las Cruces, NM

The Sheep Pass Formation, Nevada: A late Cretaceous to Eocene basin within the Sevier hinterland
Peter Druschke, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Department of Geoscience, Las Vegas, NV

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Sequence Stratigraphy of the Chinle Formation in the Uinta and Piceance Basins of Northeast Utah and Northwest Colorado, United States
Ryan Erickson, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Duluth, MN

Predicting Spatial Distribution of Critical Pore Types and Their Influence on Reservoir Quality, Canyon (Pennsylvanian) Reef Reservoir, Diamond M Field, Texas
Aaron Fisher, Texas A&M University, Geology and Geophysics, College Station, TX

Identification Criteria of the Dzikow Sandstones on the Basis of Its Geophysical Signatures (Carpathian Foredeep, Poland)
Edyta Frankowicz, AGH University of Science and Technology; Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection; Department of Geophysics, Cracow, Poland

Geological Controls on Oil Sands Reservoir and Bitumen Heterogeneity in Athabasca Oil Sands
Milovan Fustic, Geology and Geophysics, University of Calgary, Alberta, CANADA, [email protected]

Analysis of fluvial sand-body characteristics and connectivity, Williams Fork Formation, Plateau Creek Canyon, Piceance Basin, Colorado
Quentin A. German, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Study on the evidence of fluid flow within the Tazhong area of the Tarim Basin, western of China
Xiumei Gong, Basin & Reservoir Research Center, Faculty of Geoscience, China University of Petroleum(Beijing), Changping Dist. Beijing, Peo.Rep. of China

How Sedimentation Rate Impacts Lacustrine Stratigraphy: An 39Ar/40Ar Record from the Laguna del Hunco Formation, Argentina
Justin Gosses, University of Wisconsin, Madison / Geology and Geophysics Dept., Madison, WI

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Oxygen isotope analysis of biogenic phosphate: An application to the Early Eocene Thermal Maximum
Logan Hackett, Colorado School of Mines, Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, Golden, CO

Polar heterocompounds in oil-source rock correlation studies
Christian Hallmann, Geological Institute, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, Centre for Applied Organic Geochemistry, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia

Quantitative Analysis of Deep Water Agglutinated Foraminiferal Assemblages Across Marly Dissolution Intervals in the Early Eocene, Contessa Road Section Italy
Sarah Heal, University College London, Dept of Earth Sciences, London, England

Using hydrocarbon seep limestone to study the evolution of spatially and temporally linked hydrocarbons in Northern California’s Mesozoic Great Valley Group forearc strata
Kristin Hepper, University of California Riverside Department of Earth Sciences, Riverside, CA

Analysis of Cenozoic Qaidam Basin: Implications for the Development of New Petroleum Plays, NE Tibet Plateau, China
Matthew Hertz, Indiana University, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Bloomington, IN

Pennsylvanian depositional systems and geomorphic development of the Pecos River Canyon, Northern New Mexico
Sonja Heuscher, University of Utah, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Salt Lake City, UT

High Resolution Sequence Biostratigraphy of the Fim Kassar Oil Field, Kohat-Potohar Basin, Pakistan
Ali Jaffri, Oklahoma State University, School of Geology, Noble Research Center, Stillwater OK

A Quantitative Examination of Channel Sedimentary Structures and their Changes in Avulsion-Dominated Sequences
Heather L. Jones, University of Wyoming, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Laramie, WY

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Deposition and Dynamics of Overbank Flow from Submarine Channels
Ian Kane, University of Leeds, Department of Earth Sciences, Leeds, UK

Mixing of Crude Oils and Depostion of Solid Hydrocarbons in the Hitch Sandstone Reservoir, Southwest Kansas
Dongwon Kim, School of Geology and Geophysics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Lithologic heterogeneity, mechanical anisotropy and the formation of deep crustal shear zones in Fiordland, New Zealand
Daniel S. King, University of Vermont, Department of Geology, Burlington, VT

Quantifying and Linking Depositional Textures of Permian Brushy Canyon Formation Sandstones with Flume Experiments
Erik Kling, Colorado School of Mines, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Golden, CO

Predicting OGIP reserves and facies analysis of the Lewis "E" Sand, Desert Springs Field, Green River Basin, Wyoming 
Jenny LaGesse, Colorado School of Mines, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Golden, CO

The Rancho San Martin Formation near Cucurpe, Sonora, Mexico: A record of Middle Jurassic arc magmatism and continental deposition
William Leggett, New Mexico State University Department of Geological Sciences, Las Cruces, NM

Oil resources of the third Ciężkowice sandstone in the Osobnica oilfield (Silesian Unit, Polish Outer Carpathians) - sedimentological characteristic
Pawel Lis, Polish Geological Institute, Regional & Oil Geology Department, Warsaw, Poland,

The Simulation Experiment of the Reactions between CO2-rich Fluids and Rocks
Guoyong Liu, Basin & Reservoir Research Center, University of Petroleum, Changping, Beijing, P. R. China

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Development of a Rapid Assessment Method for Quantifying Carbon Sequestration on Reclaimed Coal Mine Sites
Sally Maharaj, University of Kentucky, Department of Geological Sciences, Lexington, KY

Tracking the Fate of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Groundwater
Silvia A. Mancini, University of Toronto, Department of Geology, Toronto, Canada

Predictive Petroleum System Model of Prospective Anambra Basin, Nigeria
Yahaya Mohammed, Geology Department, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria

High-Resolution Correlation of Mid-Cretaceous Strata in the Cretaceous Western Interior Basin
Philip Morath, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geosciences, University Park, PA

Evidence for Pleistocene slip on a low-angle normal fault, Searles Valley, CA
Tye Numelin, The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geoscience, University Park, PA

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Tectonic and climatic controls on isolated carbonate platforms evolution and demise. Central Luconia Province, South China Sea
Sergio Olave-Hoces, Texas A&M University Department of Geology & Geophysics, College Station, TX

The Petrophysical Analysis and Evaluation of Hydrocarbon Potential of the Lower Cretaceous Sandstone Units in the Bredasdorp Central Basin
Oluseyi Olajide, Petroleum Research Group, Earth Sciences Department, University of the Western Cape, Bellville 7535, Cape Town, South Africa

Salt System Evolution and Controls on the Development of Stratigraphic Sequences
Manuel Paz, Colorado School of Mines, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Golden, CO

Stratigraphic Evolution of a Prograding Shelf-Slope Depositional System, Upper Cretaceous Tres Pasos and Dorotea Formations, Magallanes Basin, Chile
Brian W. Romans, Stanford University, Dept. of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford, CA

Evaluation of the Allochthonous Model for the Formation of Waulsortian Mud Mounds in the Sacramento Mountains, South-Central New Mexico
Geovanni Romero, New Mexico State University, Department of Geological Sciences, Las Cruces, NM

Gas shale potential of the Early Jurassic Gordondale Member, Northeastern British Columbia
Daniel Ross, Department of Geological Sciences, University of British Columbia, 6339 Stores Road, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada

New Insights into Basin-floor Fan Growth Using Inter-fan Ash Bed Correlation, Permian Skoorsteenberg Formation, Tanqua-Karoo Basin, South Africa
Veronica Rubio-Gallegos, Stefan Luthi, Salomon Kroonenberg, and Jon Noad, Delft University of Technology, Department of Geotechnology, Delft, The Netherlands

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Seismic Reflectivity Analysis of Regional Unconformities on Ross Sea Continental Shelf: A Geophysical Fingerprint for Antarctic Ice Sheet Grounding Surfaces
Adeniyi Saanumi, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Baton Rouge, LA

Spatial Characteristics of the Mississippian-Pennsylvanian Systemic Boundary in South Central Kentucky with Special Reference to Paleochannels
Scott R. Schoefernacker, Western Kentucky University, Department of Geography and Geology, Bowling Green, KY

Integrated Subsurface Carbon Sequestration and Enhanced Coalbed Methane Recovery Using Cement Kiln Emissions, Wilson County, Kansas
Stephen Schurger, University of Kansas, Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, KS

Structural Evolution of a Young Sedimentary Basin (Blythe Basin) in a Subduction to Strike-Slip setting in the South Island, New Zealand
Pragnyadipta Sen, Kansas State University, Department of Geology, Manhattan, KS

Depositional history and paleontology of the Lubur sandstone of northern Kenya: a record of Mesozoic tectonism in East Africa
Joseph J.W. Sertich, University of Utah Department of Geology and Geophysics, Salt Lake City, UT

Three-Dimensional Structural and Hydrologic Evolution a Reservoir Scale Fault-Cored Fold
J. Ryan Shackleton, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Formation of the Fish Creek-Vallecito basin, Salton Trough, California
Catherine Shirvell, UCLA Department of Earth & Space Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

Sedimentology of Miocene Mixed Siliciclastic-Carbonate Systems, East Java, Indonesia: Implications for the Tectonic Evolution of Southeast Asia
Jennifer Tang, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Madison, WI

Quantification of fossil fuel CO2 emissions from China

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Variability of Shelf Delta-Estuary Complexes on Shelf-Margin and Ramp Platforms
Carlos A. Uroza, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences Austin, TX

Model for Characterizing a Shallow Bedrock Aquifer in Central Lower Michigan- Heterogeneity and Discontinuity Dominates the System
Niah B. H. Venable, Geosciences Department, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Thiadiamondoids as a Molecular Fingerprint of Thermochemical Sulfate Reduction of Hydrocarbons in Deep Petroleum Reservoirs
Zhibin Wei, Stanford University, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford, CA

Preliminary Investigation of the Carboniferous Lisburne Group, Nanushuk River Region, Central Brooks Range
Jesse Garnett White, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Fairbanks, AK

Stratigraphic patterns within the Nam Con Son Basin, offshore Vietnam: Relationship to accommodation changes resulting from tectonics, eustasy and sediment flux from the Tibetan Plateau
Khryste Wright, Texas A&M University Department of Geology and Geophysics, College Station, TX

Pliocene to Recent Stratigraphy of the Cuu Long and Nam Con Son Basins, Offshore Vietnam
Chris Yarbrough, Texas A&M University, Department of Geology & Geophysics, College Station, TX

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