Sequence Stratigraphy of Cretaceous Cycles in the Southern Margin of a Paleozoic Foreland Basin, Black Warrior Basin, Mississippi: a Potential Reservoir for Geologic Carbon Sequestration
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geosciences
The southern end of the Black Warrior Basin has been the site of limited drilling operations, but a critical need now exists to establish a greater understanding of the regional stratigraphy. The objectives of this study were to define a sequence stratigraphic framework for the southernmost Black Warrior Basin, to identify chronostratigraphic timelines within depositional environments, identify regional transgressive and high stand systems tracts. This information was used to identify three target reservoirs, characterize petrophysical properties, and confirm integrity of reservoir and seal formations for geologic storage. Methods include correlation of petrophysical well logs in the study area, well log analysis, as well as petrographic and core analyses. Five cycles were identified in well log cross sections. Sequence boundaries will be identified in both cross sections seismic data. Cretaceous sediments deposited above a regional sequence boundary above the Paleozoic that may represent as much as ~141 ma of erosion or non-deposition. The results of this study will contribute to development of a proposed geologic carbon sequestration facility in Kemper County, Mississippi.
Kyler, Christopher R, "Sequence Stratigraphy of Cretaceous Cycles in the Southern Margin of a Paleozoic Foreland Basin, Black Warrior Basin, Mississippi: a Potential Reservoir for Geologic Carbon Sequestration" (2018). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 3922.