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Detailed deposystem analysis of reservoir sandstones of Catskill Delta, north-central West Virginia

Cetin H. Mumcuoglu and Alan C. Donaldson
Detailed deposystem analysis of reservoir sandstones of Catskill Delta, north-central West Virginia (in AAPG Eastern Section meeting; abstracts, Anonymous)
AAPG Bulletin (September 1985) 69 (9): 1443


Upper Devonian Hampshire and Lower Mississippian Pocono sandstones were correlated over a 370-mi2 area in north-central West Virginia using 400 gamma-ray logs. Isolith maps show the geometry, position, trend, and distribution pattern of the sandstones. Sandstone belts occur in north-south (strike) trends particularly in the western part (Lewis County), whereas east-west (dip) trending sandstone belts and dendroids generally occur in the eastern part (Upshur County) of the study area. The north-south-trending sandstone belts are interpreted as barrier islands, and their adjacent eastward facies consisting of some plant-rich black shales and thin sandstones are interpreted as lagoonal. Tidal inlets are associated with barrier islands along the strike trend. Sands probably were supplied to the ancient barrier islands by east-trending distributary channels that were affected by both tidal and fluvial processes. East-west cyclic shifting of the barrier islands and the north-south shifting of the feeder systems were strongly influenced by the paleotopography of the next lower sandstone unit. The nearly 5-mi (8-km) shoreline shift east-west within sand intervals (Fourth, Thirty-foot, Fifty-foot) of these shoreline sandstones probably resulted from combinations of changes in sea level, sediment supply, and differential compaction. The interpreted "feeder systems" of tidal and fluvial channels trending east-west indicate a history of distributaries shifting with time also. The Hampshire Formation and Pocono Group of north-central West Virginia are interpreted facies of coastal plain-nearshore environments in which marinedominant deltas characterize the shoreline.

ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 69
Serial Issue: 9
Title: Detailed deposystem analysis of reservoir sandstones of Catskill Delta, north-central West Virginia
Title: AAPG Eastern Section meeting; abstracts
Author(s): Mumcuoglu, Cetin H.Donaldson, Alan C.
Author(s): Anonymous
Affiliation: W.Va. Univ., Morgantown, WV, United States
Pages: 1443
Published: 198509
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Meeting name: AAPG Eastern Section Meeting
Meeting location: Williamsburg, VA, USA, United States
Meeting date: 19851110Nov. 10-12, 1985
Summary: Y
Accession Number: 1986-040693
Categories: Sedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
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Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1986
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