Facies Analysis, Reservoir Characterization, and LIDAR Modeling of an Eocene Lacustrine Delta, Green River Formation, Southwest Uinta Basin, Utah
Published:January 01, 2012
Jessica Moore, Andrew Taylor, Cari Johnson, Bradley D. Ritts, Rosalind Archer, 2012. "Facies Analysis, Reservoir Characterization, and LIDAR Modeling of an Eocene Lacustrine Delta, Green River Formation, Southwest Uinta Basin, Utah", Lacustrine Sandstone Reservoirs and Hydrocarbon Systems, Olive W. (Terry) Baganz, Yuval Bartov, Kevin M. Bohacs, Dag Nummedal
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This study presents facies descriptions and interpretations of the Eocene Sunnyside delta interval of the Green River Formation in Nine Mile Canyon, Utah, to document and constrain reservoir architecture and heterogeneity in lacustrine strata. Detailed measurement of vertical outcrop sections, paleocurrent directions, lithologic descriptions, and facies mapping of photopanoramas and digital Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) data were completed to define and interpret stratigraphic architecture at centimeter to meter scales. Results favor a depositional setting that fluctuated among delta plain (overbank, distributary channel, and mouth bar), marginal lacustrine, shoal water, and offshore lacustrine deposits. These strata were deposited at...
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Many publications on lacustrine systems concentrate on reconstructing paleo-environments, deciphering paleoclimate or estimating hydrocarbon source potential. This is the first memoir to give attention to describing the occurrence, distribution and character of sandstones in various lake settings. the volume is the outcome of a Hedberg Conference held in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2004. The memoir is divided into four sections beginning with a global overview, and followed by two sections covering lacustrine systems in compressional and extensional regimes. The volume concludes with a series of papers on modern lake regimes.