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Sequence stratigraphic and depositional controls on reservoir continuity within the Cretaceous Doe Creek Member of the Kaskapau Formation, Valhalla Field, Alberta, Canada.

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dc.contributor.advisor Atchley, Stacy C.
dc.contributor.author Hunt, Luke E.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Geology. en
dc.date.copyright 2009-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5381
dc.description.abstract The Doe Creek Member of the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Kaskapau Formation is located in northwestern Alberta. Valhalla Field was discovered in 1979 and is the major producer of hydrocarbons from the Doe Creek Member. This study assesses the spatial and temporal distribution of reservoir facies by evaluating the sequence stratigraphic controls on reservoir quality and continuity across Valhalla Field. A total of ten retrogradationally-stacked parasequences and/or associated bedsets occur within the Doe Creek Member, of which, four include reservoir quality sandstone (I-1, I-Sand, I+1 and I+2). For these sandstones, maps are provided that depict the spatial distribution of reservoir facies, average effective porosity, gross pore volume and fraction of calcite cement. Comparison of these maps with fieldwide trends of total fluid and cumulative oil production suggest a strong correlation, and validate the utility of the sequence-keyed stratigraphic framework presented in this study as a guide for enhanced oil recovery. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Facies (Geology) --- Doe Creek Member (Alta. and B.C.) en
dc.subject Sequence stratigraphy. en
dc.subject Geology, Stratigraphic -- Cretraceous. en
dc.subject Enhanced oil recovery --- Doe Creek Member (Alta. and B.C.) en
dc.subject Secondary recovery of oil --- Doe Creek Member (Alta. and B.C.) en
dc.subject Hydrocarbon reservoirs --- Alberta. en
dc.title Sequence stratigraphic and depositional controls on reservoir continuity within the Cretaceous Doe Creek Member of the Kaskapau Formation, Valhalla Field, Alberta, Canada. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.S. en
dc.rights.accessrights Worldwide access en
dc.contributor.department Geology. en


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