Petrophysical lithofacies modeling of the upper Pennsylvanian Cline Shale in the Midland Basin, West Texas.

dc.contributor.advisorAtchley, Stacy C.
dc.creatorCrass, Brian T., 1990-
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-02T18:32:56Z
dc.date.available2015-11-02T18:32:56Z
dc.date.created2015-08
dc.date.issued2015-07-22
dc.date.submittedAugust 2015
dc.date.updated2015-11-02T18:32:56Z
dc.description.abstractThe Cline Shale is an upper Pennsylvanian interval of interstratified organic-rich shale, inorganic shale, and allochthonous carbonate beds, and is currently an active unconventional exploration target within the Midland Basin of west Texas. This study compares core-observed depositional facies to petrophysical well logs within the Gunn36 #1 well (API# 4222737197) of Howard County, Texas in order to identify predictors of organic richness and carbonate content for use in Cline Shale mapping. A depositional facies model was constructed through analysis of 365 feet (111 m) of continuous core through the Cline Shale. Eight petrophysical parameters were evaluated for their ability to predict both depositional facies and organic richness. A transform utilizing gamma ray and density porosity logs was created that differentiates organic-rich and inorganic shale and predicts the distribution of allochthonous carbonate and dolomitized intervals.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/9539
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.
dc.subjectCline Shale. Pennsylvanian.
dc.titlePetrophysical lithofacies modeling of the upper Pennsylvanian Cline Shale in the Midland Basin, West Texas.
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentBaylor University. Dept. of Geology.
thesis.degree.grantorBaylor University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.S.

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