Hydraulic characteristics of Upper Cretaceous and Lower Tertiary clastic aquifers

eastern Alabama, Georgia, and western South Carolina by Robert E. Faye

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  • Aquifers -- Georgia,
  • Aquifers -- South Carolina

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OF SOUTHEASTERN SAND AQUIFER: South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi BY VIRGINIA A. STRICKER ABSTRACT The base flow component of streamflow was separated from streamflow hydrographs of un­ regulated streams in the Cretaceous and Tertiary clastic outcrop area of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. the Upper Benue Trough at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary. INTRODUCTION During the breakup of western Gondwanaland, the American and African continents did not split along their entire lengths simulta-neously. The last areas to be in contact around the South Atlantic were the West African and the Brazilian cratons during the Early Cre-taceous. Aquifer Characteristics (Vtot) is the specific retention (also capillary porosity). tot ret ret V V n = The total porosity is the sum of the effective and capillary increasing grain size of the clastic sediments, the total porosity ntot usually decreases, the effective porosity neff somewhat increases and the capillary porosity nret decreases (Fig). The framework is based on a geophysical well-log correlation datum that approximates the contact between Upper and Lower Cretaceous sediments. This datum is constrained by age determinations based on published and unpublished results of studies of fossil pollen and spores in samples of sediment cores from boreholes in the study area.

The Late Cretaceous (–66 Ma) is the younger of two epochs into which the Cretaceous geological period is divided in the geologic time scale. Rock strata from this epoch form the Upper Cretaceous Cretaceous is named after the white limestone known as chalk which occurs widely in northern France and is seen in the white cliffs of south-eastern England, and which dates from this. Upper Cretaceous and lower Tertiary strata in Big Bend (after Maxwell etal., and Lehman, ) 7 Stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous and lower tertiary sediments (after Maxwell et al., ) 8 The Aguja Formation as subdivided by Lehman () 11 3 1 Carapace and plastron bones and scutes (diagram after Zangeri, ) Cretaceous marine facies deposited along a generally west-trending to east-trending paleo-Cretaceous shelf break dip deep northward into the subsurface and underlie the Tertiary sediments (Persad et al., ; Pindell and Erikson, ; Heppard et al., ). Although they remain undrilled in the Columbus Basin, the mobile units of pre. Facies distributions may be helpful in developing a framework within which to correlate hydraulic properties with lithology (Anderson and Woessner, ). Hydraulic properties data from the subsurface come primarily from the major aquifer units, and are unevenly distributed and data on the aquitard units in Kansas and eastern Colorado are unknown.

all geography including DSDP/ODP Sites and Legs Africa East Africa. lower Tertiary (1) Neogene Miocene Lower Cretaceous Albian (1) Upper Cretaceous (1) Jurassic (1) Paleozoic Carboniferous Pennsylvanian Middle Pennsylvanian (1). @article{osti_, title = {Hydrocarbons related to early Cretaceous source rocks, reservoirs and seals, trapped in northeastern Neuqun basin, Argentina}, author = {Gulisano, C and Minniti, S and Rossi, G and Villar, H}, abstractNote = {The Jurassic-Cretaceous backarc Neuqun Basin, located in the west central part of Argentina, is currently the most prolific oil basin of the country. The Upper Cretaceous fauna of Puerto Rico and much of the Caribbean region shows definite affinity to that of the Tethyan faunal province of Europe and North Africa. Said and Kenawy (, p. ), for example, in a study of the Upper Cretaceous and Lower Tertiary foraminifera of Sinai, Egypt noted that 70 percent of the.

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Transmissivity and storativity data for the clastic sediments of the northern Coastal Plain of eastern Alabama, Georgia, and western South Carolina were compiled and evaluated. Transmissivity values ranged from less than to ab ft sq/day; storativity ranged from about to Data for lower Tertiary sediments represented by the Clayton and Tallahatta Formations and.

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UPPER CRETACEOUS AND LOWER TERTIARY ROCKS, BERKELEY AND SAN LEANDRO HILLS, CALIFORNIA By J. CASE ABSTRACT In the Berkeley and San Leandro Hills, east of San Francisco Bay, Calif., faulted and folded Upper Cretaceous marine beds attain an aggregate thickness of about 6, to 8, Size: 1MB.

Get this from a library. Hydrogeology of clastic Tertiary and Cretaceous regional aquifers and confining units of the southeastern coastal plain aquifer system of the United States.

[Robert A Renken; Gary L Mahon; Marvin E Davis; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. The Cretaceous⁄Tertiary boundary: sedimentology In the El Mulato section (NE Mexico), the Upper Cretaceous marly Me´ndez and the Lower Palaeogene marly Velasco Formations are separated by a clastic unit.

Benthic foraminifera from both marly formations indicate lower bathyal depths. The clastic unit, in contrast, contains platform sands. Table 2. Stratigraphic summary of Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary strata in the Kaiparowits Plateau, Utah. Lithologic descriptions and depositional interpretations are based on Sargent and Hansen (), Bowers (), Peterson (a, b) and Shanley and McCabe ().

Age Formation Thickness Description and depositional interpretation (ft). The Upper-Cretaceous clastic succession (Nubia Group) in the area northeast of Aswan includes three rock units, from base upwards: Abu Aggag Formation. Cretaceous and Tertiary formations of the Book Cliffs, Carbon, Emery, and Grand Counties, Utah, and Garfield and Mesa Counties, Colorado Series title Professional Paper.

The Lower Cretaceous succession comprises the lower part of the Hue Shale (including the GRZ and overlying condensed shale), Torok Formation, and Nanushuk Formation (Fig.

2), and is one of the world’s largest clinothems in a foreland basin clinothem covers more thankm 2 (, mi 2; Fig. 8) and ranges in thickness from km (25, ft) in southwestern NPRA to less.

The Lower Cretaceous aquifer (Malha sandstone aquifer) represents the main aquifer in east Central Sinai. The hydrogeological evaluation of the aquifer is based on the data of 14 selected deep wells. The objective of this paper aims to elucidate the hydrogeological characteristics of the Lower Cretaceous aquifer.

Hydrographs of wells in the Upper Cretaceous, lower Wilcox, and the alluvial aquifers 19 Area1 distribution of dissolved-solids concentrations in water from the Upper Cretaceous aquifer 22 Area1 distribution of dissolved-chloride concentrations in the Upper Cretaceous aquifer including areas of probable upward leakage.

Dutton's 71 research works with 1, citations and 4, reads, including: Diagenetic Controls on Reservoir Quality Variation in Jurassic Cotton Valley Sandstones, Onshore Gulf of Mexico, USA. Chinle Formation is missing, allowing for the Basal Cretaceous sands to be in hydraulic communication with the underlying Santa Rosa Formation, is the Santa Rosa Formation considered to be an aquifer (Walker, ).

Cretaceous The Trinity Group sediments are divided into Lower, Middle, and Upper. Areas of high head in the mountains and plateaus define focal points of recharge in the southeast Hueco aquifer.

Hydraulic head gradients in the Cretaceous and other bedrock strata are as much as along ground-water divides and are as little as along mountains fronts. Hydraulic gradients in the bolson fill are about The Midville aquifer system is divided hydrostratigraphically into the upper and the lower Midville aquifers.

The fine-grained sediments of the Millers Pond, the lower Dublin, and the lower Midville confining units are nonmarine deposits and are present in the upper part of the Snapp Formation, the Black Creek Group (undivided), and the. The Upper Cretaceous and lower Tertiary interval (Figure 2) in the Wind River Basin is capable of producing gas throughout a large area in the central part of the basin.

Many of these formations, including the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde, Meeteetse, and Lance Formations, and. The aquifer system is confined above by clastic rocks of Middle Miocene age, having an average thickness of ft.

fresh water of the Floridan artesian aquifer. The upper Tertiary is thin and. Stratigraphy and paleogeography of the cretaceous and lower tertiary in the southern Nigeria; K.C. Burke et al. Geological history of the Benue valley and adjacent areas; N.H. Al-Saigh et al. Identification of landslide slip-surface and its shear strength: a new application for shallow seismic refraction method.

W.R. Kaiser's 30 research works with citations and 3, reads, including: Lacustrine‐Interdeltaic Coal in the Fort Union Formation (Palaeocene), Powder River Basin, Wyoming and Montana, U.S.A.

MAGNETOSTRATIGRAPHY OF UPPER CRETACEOUS AND LOWER TERTIARY SEDIMENTS, SITES ANDEXMOUTH PLATEAU, NORTHWEST AUSTRALIA1 Bruno Galbrun2 ABSTRACT Lower Campanian to middle Eocene chalks and oozes were recovered at Sites and of Ocean Drilling Program Leg on the Exmouth Plateau, northwest Australia.

The diagenetic conditions these Triassic clastic host rocks went through are quite similar to those of the Upper Cretaceous fan complex near Parkstein (see previous chapter); the Upper Cretaceous clastic rocks, however, were laid down at a more proximal position relative to the source rock.

Economic geology. (Upper Cretaceous black sandstones of the Western Interior) (Geological Survey Professional Paper A) In some deposits the lower and upper parts of behind other minerals as clastic material is transported toward Al.

A2 UPPER CRETACEOUS BLACK SANDSTONES OP THE WESTERN INTERIOR the headland. Evidence from black sandstone of Late Cretaceous. From the Upper Cretaceous until Miocene time the Tertiary basin was the major feature of the Northern Emirates area, other than the continued growth of the Oman Mountains.

In Late Miocene renewed movement of deep -seated salt plugs resulted in piercement to surface forming the islands of. The analysis of the Upper Cretaceous-Lower Tertiary sedimentary successions in northern Egypt (Central Sinai, Eastern Desert, Western Desert) is based.

Cretaceous and Tertiary basin development west of Ireland. by sukibNo Comments on Cretaceous and Tertiary basin development west of Ireland.

Cretaceous and Lower Tertiary Stratigraphy in Northwestern Puerto. The Upper Cretaceous is the last geological epoch in the began million years ago, and ended 66 million years ago.

The Cretaceous is traditionally divided into Lower Cretaceous (early), and Upper Cretaceous (late), because of the different rocks reflect the conditions in which they were formed. From lowest to highest, it is subdivided into the Cenomanian, Turonian. Cretaceous Period - Cretaceous Period - Types of Cretaceous rocks: The rocks and sediments of the Cretaceous System show considerable variation in their lithologic character and the thickness of their sequences.

Mountain-building episodes accompanied by volcanism and plutonic intrusion took place in the circum-Pacific region and in the area of the present-day Alps. Hydrogeologically, the Qatar Peninsula is composed of three major aquifers (Fig. 3): (a) the main aquifer unit, (b) the freshwater lens system, and (c) the deep Aruma aquifer system (Al-Hajari.

@article{osti_, title = {Upper Cretaceous and Lower Tertiary stratigraphy and natural gas potential of the greater Green River Basin of Wyoming}, author = {Newman, III, H E}, abstractNote = {Major reserves of natural gas remain to be discovered in the Greater Green River Basin of southwestern Wyoming and northwestern Colorado.

This basin, occupying approximat square miles. The hydraulic properties of deeper Coastal Plain Sands, which form the main aquifer in the Niger Delta, were investigated around Eleme, Rivers State. The intent was to find out if frequent well failure was as a result of the aquifer not having enough transmitting capacity to sustain the huge withdrawal necessary for Eleme and its environs where demand for groundwater withdrawal is very high.Reservoir Characteristics A hydrogeothermal reservoir has geologic and petrophysical characteristics, which are advantageous producing water at a high flow rate.

Those characteristics are linked to lithologic units and geological structures. For example clastic sediments with low shale content typically show a high porosity and permeability.Seismic line showing Cretaceous - Tertiary megasequences.

Pre-mid Albian • WARS initiation Upper Cretaceous Resource Potential Hydrocarbon potential Pre-Santonian strata Basin location Good sand aquifers.

aquiclude Comments Lower sea level favored the deposition of wi despread coal.