University of Texas at Austin


The STARR Group will present an all-day core workshop in October, 2017 in Austin, Texas at the Bureau of Economic Geology. The core workshop, titled ”Shelf-to-Basin Architecture, Depositional Systems, and Facies Variability of the Southern Eastern Shelf of the Permian Basin”, will be an in-depth overview of shelf, shelf-edge, and slope depositional facies characteristics, stratigraphic variations, and sedimentation trends of the Missourian Canyon Group and Virgilian–Wolfcampian Cisco Group across the southern Eastern Shelf and the adjacent Midland Basin. This study is based on detailed analysis of more than 2,200 well logs and approximately 10 cores within a 19-county area of West Texas. Attendees will get a hands-on view of key cores with a detailed review of depositional environments from source to sink—fluvial incised valley fill, shelf, shelf edge, slope, and slope-to-basin-floor transition. The core workshop will be supplemented with lectures that provide insight into Permian Basin depositional systems and their relationship to oil and gas production.

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Isochore map of the Wolfcampian upper Cisco Group. Thickest strata coincide with a depocenter of much-thickened slope systems comprising siliciclastic and carbonate debris-flow deposits and thick sections of slope mudrock. Slope sandstones and limestones are among the most productive facies of the southern Eastern Shelf.

More details about precise date and location of the core workshop will be posted in the near future. For more information contact William Ambrose

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