Depositional history and stratigraphic evolution of the Upper Wilcox Group and Reklaw Formation, northern Bee County, Texas

Abstract

The purpose of this atlas is to provide a summary of research undertaken as part of a multiyear study (2009–2014) of Texas State Waters and the adjacent Federal Offshore continental shelf (i.e., near offshore waters of the State of Texas). The goal of the study was to assess and analyze existing data from historical hydrocarbon-industry activities in a regional transect of the Texas coast in order to verify the ability of Miocene-age rocks of the region to safely and permanently store large amounts of anthropogenic (industrial) CO2. The authors’ intent in producing this atlas is to provide a resource for exploring the geological CO2 sequestration potential of the near offshore waters of the State of Texas by populating the atlas with both large-scale regional, qualitative and detailed quantitative information that can help operators quickly assess CO2 sequestration potential at specific sites. This is the first comprehensive attempt to accomplish this goal in the near offshore of the Gulf Coast and United States.

Authors
William A. Ambrose
Hongliu Zeng
Jinyu Zhang
Mariana I. Olariu
David Smith
Sigrid Clift
Citation

Ambrose, W. A., Zeng, H., Zhang, J., Olariu, M. I., Smith, D., and Clift, S., 2018, Depositional history and stratigraphic evolution of the Upper Wilcox Group and Reklaw Formation, northern Bee County, Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations No. 284, 87 p. doi.org/10.23867/RI0284D.

Code
RI284
ISBN
978-1-970007-13-8
ISSN
2475-367X
Number
284
Number of pages
87
Publisher
The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology
Series
Report of Investigation
Year
2018