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dc.contributor.advisorAlsleben, Helge
dc.contributor.authorOsterlund, Clark Harrisonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:40Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:40Z
dc.date.created2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifierUMI thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-07022012-103921en_US
dc.identifierumi-10333en_US
dc.identifiercat-001833137en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4419
dc.description.abstractFine-grained units underlying the Atoka Lime Formation in the Midland Basin have historically been interpreted as Pennsylvanian (Atokan) or Mississippian (Chesterian) strata. Recent palynology data suggest that the shale was deposited during the late Mississippian (Osagean-Chesterian), making it equivalent to the Barnett Shale. The trend of the Barnett was studied in a 25-mi2 (~65 Km2) area in the Central Midland Basin. In the study area, siliceous-calcareous units comprising the Barnett shale can be divided into an upper and lower unit. The upper unit can be further subdivided into six subunits by log curve markers, interpreted as gravity-flow deposits consisting of silty bioclastic debris. Isopach maps of the flow deposits suggest a source to the north. Preliminary TOC analyses suggest that the upper Barnett section is relatively TOC lean, whereas the lower Barnett has higher values. Exploration focus can be enhanced by detailed mapping of flows for the upper Barnett.en_US
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dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
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dc.titleThe Barnett Shale (Mississippian) in the central Midland Basin (Andrews, Ector, Martin, and Midland Counties)en_US
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etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Geology, Energy, and the Environment
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentGeological Sciences
local.academicunitSchool of Geology, Energy and the Environment
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaGeological Sciences
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science


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