Geochemistry of the Albian Kiamichi Formation of East Texas
This study involved the examination of core samples from the Lower Cretaceous aged Kiamichi Formation of the East Texas Basin in order to interpret its organic and elemental geochemistry using various techniques. The Kiamichi Formation may have the potential to be a source rock for hydrocarbons, and may be a plausible target for oil and gas companies to produce using unconventional techniques. Since this formation has yet to be thoroughly analyzed, this project has led to further understanding of its potential by using techniques to estimate the abundance of rare earth elements and trace metals, as well as a CHNS analyzer to determine the amount of organic carbon of the formation. This geochemical information about the Kiamichi Formation provides beneficial information for further research on the overall Kiamichi Seaway.