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Distribution of discontinuous mudstone beds within wave-dominated shallow-marine deposits: Star Point Sandstone and Blackhawk Formation, Eastern Utah, USA

Buckley, Simon; Howell, John; Eide, Christian;
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  • Published: 08 Nov 2017
  • Publisher: Center for Open Science
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<p>Deposits of wave-dominated shorelines are typically considered to act as relatively simple hydrocarbon reservoirs and are commonly modeled as “tanks of sand”. However, important heterogeneities that can act as barriers to fluid flow occur at the parasequence, bedset and bed scales, especially in viscous oil or low permeability oil fields. Heterogeneities at the parasequence and bedset scale have been well-studied, but discontinuous mudstone-beds occurring within the shoreface have received little attention. The Book Cliffs and Wasatch Plateau are among the best exposed and most well-studied deposits of wave-dominated shallow-marine systems in the world. Two p...
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publication . Preprint . Other literature type . 2017

Distribution of discontinuous mudstone beds within wave-dominated shallow-marine deposits: Star Point Sandstone and Blackhawk Formation, Eastern Utah, USA

Buckley, Simon; Howell, John; Eide, Christian;