Publications

Copies of publications may be available upon request. To request a publication, please contact:  William A. Ambrose at william.ambrose@beg.utexas.edu

Ambrose, W. A., Zeng, H., Zhang, J., Olariu, M. I., Smith, D., and Clift, S. J., 2018, Depositional history and stratigraphic evolution of the Upper Wilcox Group and Reklaw Formation, northern Bee County, Texas: Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Report of Investigations No. 284, 87 p., doi.org/10.23867/RIO284D.

Ambrose, W. A., Dutton, S. P., and Loucks, R. G., 2017, Depositional systems, facies variability, and their relationship to reservoir quality in the Jurassic Cotton Valley Group, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi onshore Texas Gulf Coast: GCAGS Journal, v. 6, p. 21-46.

Ambrose, W. A., Dutton, S. P., and Loucks, R. G., 2016, Depositional systems, facies variability, and reservoir quality in shallow-marine reservoirs in the Eocene Upper Wilcox Group in Fandango field, Zapata County, Texas: GCAGS Journal, v. 5, p. 73-94.

Ambrose, W. A., and Zeng, H., 2016, Wave-dominated shoreface systems in the Lower Luling Sand, Northern Bee County, South Texas: South Texas Geological Society Bulletin, v. 57, no. 3, p. 32-44.

Ambrose, W. A., Hentz, T. F., and Tussey, L., 2015, Tidal depositional systems in Pennsylvanian strata in the Anadarko Basin, northeast Texas Panhandle: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 10742, 27 p.

Ambrose, W. A., Loucks, R. G., and Dutton, S. P., 2015, Sequence-stratigraphic and depositional controls on reservoir quality in lowstand incised-valley-fill and highstand shallow-marine systems in the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Tuscaloosa Formation, Louisiana, U.S.A.: GCAGS Journal, v. 4, p. 43–66.

Ambrose, W. A., Breton, C., Nuñez-López, V., and Gülen, G., 2015, EOR potential from CO2 captured from coal-fired power plants in the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Woodbine Group, East Texas Basin, and southeastern Texas Gulf Coast, USA: Natural Resources Research, v. 24, no. 2, p. 161–188.

Ambrose, W. A., Hentz, T. F., and Smith, D. C., 2014, Facies variability and reservoir quality in the shelf-to-slope transition, Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Woodbine Group, northern Tyler and southeastern Polk Counties, Texas, U.S.A: GCAGS Journal, v. 3, p. 1–19.

Ambrose, W. A., Loucks, R. G., and Dutton, S. P., 2013, Depositional systems and controls on reservoir quality (determined from core data) in deeply buried Tertiary strata in the Texas-Louisiana Gulf of Mexico: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations No. 278, 80 p.

Ambrose, W. A., Breton, C., Núñez-López, V., and Gülen, G., 2012, Geologic and economic criteria for siting clean-coal facilities in the Texas Gulf Coast, USA: Natural Resources Research, v. 21, no. 4, p. 461–481.

Ambrose, W. A., and Hentz, T. F., 2012, Shelf-edge deltaic depositional systems in the upper Woodbine succession, Double A Wells field, Polk County Texas: GCAGS Transactions, v. 62, p. 3–12.

Ambrose, W. A., and Hentz, T. F., 2011, Depositional systems and facies variability in tidally modified shelf and estuarine systems in the Pennsylvanian Cleveland Formation, Anadarko Basin, North Texas and western Oklahoma, in Ambrose, W. A., ed., Sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, and hydrocarbon play analysis of the Pennsylvanian Cleveland Formation and Marmaton Group, Anadarko Basin, North Texas and western Oklahoma: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations No. 275, p. 35‒66.

Ambrose, W. A., Hentz, T. F., Carr, D. L., and Sprowl, J., 2011, Oil- and gas-production plays and trends in the Pennsylvanian Marmaton Group and Cleveland Formation, Anadarko Basin, North Texas and western Oklahoma, in Ambrose, W. A., ed., Sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, and hydrocarbon play analysis of the Pennsylvanian Cleveland Formation and Marmaton Group, Anadarko Basin, North Texas and western Oklahoma: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations No. 275, p. 67‒98.

Ambrose, W. A., Breton, C., Hovorka, S. D., Duncan, I. J., Gülen, G., Holtz, M. H., and Núñez-López, V., 2011, Geologic and infrastructure factors for delineating areas for clean coal: examples in Texas, USA: Environmental Earth Science, v. 63, p. 513‒532.

Ambrose, W. A., 2011, Coal, in Warwick, P. D., ed., Unconventional Energy Resources: 2011 Review: Natural Resources Research, v. 20, no. 4, p. 280-282.

Ambrose, W. A., Johnson, B. E., Hammes, Ursula, and Johnstone, Dean, 2010, Sequence stratigraphic framework and depositional history of Oligocene Frio slope-fan, lowstand prograding wedge, and shallow-marine transgressive-regressive deposits in the Lavaca Bay area, Texas: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 60, p. 29–38.

Baumgardner, R. W., Jr., DiMichele, W. A., and de Siqueira Vieira, N., 2016, An early Permian coastal flora dominated by Germaropteris martinsii from basinal sediments in the Midland Basin, West Texas: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 459, p. 409–422.

Baumgardner, R. W., Hamlin, H. S., and Rowe, H. D., 2016, Lithofacies of the Wolfcamp and lower Leonard interval, southern Midland Basin: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations No. 281, 67 p.

Baumgardner, R. W., Jr., Hamlin, H. S., and Rowe, H. D., 2016, Lithofacies of the Wolfcamp and lower Leonard intervals, southern Midland Basin, Texas: Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations, no. 281, 67 p.

Becker, S. P., Eichhubl, P., Laubach, S. E., Reed, R. M., Lander, R. H., and Bodnar, R. J., 2010, A 48 m.y. history of fracture opening, temperature, and fluid pressure: Cretaceous Travis Peak Formation, East Texas Basin: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 122, no. 7/8, p. 1081–1093.

Brown, L. F., Jr., Ambrose, W. A., Hentz, T. F., and Carr, D. L., Guidebook to the Pennsylvanian system of north-central Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology and the Austin Geological Society, Field Trip Guidebook, 49 p.

Browning, J., Tinker, S. W., Ikonnikova, S., Gülen, G., Potter, E., Fu, Q., Horvath, S. C., Patzek, T., Male, F., Fisher, W. L., Roberts, C., and Medlock, K., 2013, Barnett study determines full-field reserves, production forecast: Oil and Gas Journal, v. 111, no. 11, p. 88–95.

Budd, D. A., Frost, E. L., Huntington, K. W., and Allwardt, P., 2013, Syndepositional deformation features in high-relief carbonate platforms: long-lived conduits for diagenetic fluids: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 83, no. 1, p. 12–36.

Day-Stirrat, R. J., Milliken, K. L., Dutton, S. P., Loucks, R. G., Hillier, S., Aplin, A. C., and Schleicher, A. M., 2011, Discussion in response to Knut Bjørlykke regarding JMPG_1376 “Open-System Chemical Behavior in Deep Wilcox Group Mudstones, Texas Gulf Coast, USA”: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 1383‒1384.

Dutton, S. P., Ambrose, W. A., Horodecky, B. B., and Loucks, R. G., 2017, Regional trends in diagenesis and reservoir quality of Jurassic Cotton Valley sandstones, northern Gulf of Mexico Basin: GCAGS Journal, v. 6, p. 47-62.

Dutton, S. P., Ambrose, W. A., and Loucks, R. G., 2016, Diagenetic controls on reservoir quality in deep upper Wilcox sandstones of the Rio Grande delta system, South Texas: GCAGS Journal, v. 5, p. 95-110.

Dutton, S. P., Loucks, R. G., and Day-Stirrat, R. J., 2012, Impact of regional variation in detrital mineral composition on reservoir quality in deep to ultradeep lower Miocene sandstones, western Gulf of Mexico: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 35, p. 139‒153.

Dutton, S. P., and Loucks, R. G., 2010, Diagenetic controls on evolution of porosity and permeability in lower Tertiary Wilcox sandstones from shallow to ultradeep (200–6700 m) burial, Gulf of Mexico Basin, U.S.A.: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 27, no. 1, p. 69–81. Reprinted in Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 27, no. 8, p. 1775–1787.

Eastwood, Ray, and Hammes, U., 2011, Log model development for the Bossier and Haynesville shales, in SPWLA 52nd Annual Logging Symposium, May 14‒18, p. 1‒17.

Eluwa, A., Mohrig, D., Ogiesoba, O. C., and Ambrose, W. A., 2018, Depositional settings and history of the Lower Miocene Fleming Group, Refugio County, Texas, as defined using seismic geomorphology: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 92, p. 565-581.

Fongngern, R., and Ambrose, W. A., 2012, Variability of sandstone architecture and bypass systems of the Miocene Oakville and lower Lagarto Formations in the Carancahua Bay area, Texas Gulf Coast: GCAGS Transactions, v. 62, p. 131–144.

Frébourg, G., Ruppel, S. C., Loucks, R. G., and Lambert, J., 2016, Depositional controls on sediment body architecture in the Eagle Ford/Boquillas system: Insights from outcrops in West Texas, United States: AAPG Bulletin, v. 100, no. 4, p. 657–682.

Frébourg, G., 2015, Depositional processes and architecture of the Upper Cretaceous Eagle Ford Formation: insights from outcrops and cores: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 90227, 2 p.

Frost, E. L., Budd, D. A., and Kerans, C., 2012, Syndepositional deformation in a high-relief carbonate platform and its effect on early fluid flow as revealed by dolomite patterns: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 82, no. 11, p. 913–932.

Frost, E. L., Budd, D. A., Kerans, C., Huntington, K. W., and Allwardt, T., 2012, Syndepositional deformation and its effect on fluid-flow though reflux dolomitization, burial, and exhumation, in Kerans, C., and Bellian, J. A., eds., Digital geospatial context for 3-D source-to-sink models: new insights into the classic shelf to basin system of the Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains: Proceedings, SEPM Research Conference, Carlsbad, New Mexico, p. 101–108.

Fu, Q., Ambrose, W. A., and Barton, J. W., 2017, Reservoir characterization of the Pennsylvanian Caddo Limestone in Stephens County, Texas: a case study of Komia-dominated algal mounds: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 86, p. 991-1013.

Fu, Q., Horvath, S., Potter, E., Roberts, F., Tinker, S. W., Ikonnikova, S., Fisher, W., and Yan, J., 2015, Log-derived thickness and porosity of the Barnett Shale, Fort Worth Basin, Texas: implications for assessment of gas shale resources: AAPG Bulletin, v. 99, no. 1, p. 119–141.

Gale, J. F. W., and Holder, J., 2010, Natural fractures in some U.S. shales and their importance for gas production: The Geological Society, London, Petroleum Geology Conference Series, v. 7, p. 1131‒1140. doi: 10.1144/0070899.

Hackley, P. C., Warwick, P. D., Ambrose, W. A., Hammes, U., et al., 2015, Unconventional Energy Resources: 2015 Review: Natural Resources Research, v. 24, no. 4, p. 443–508.

Hamlin, H. S., and Baumgardner, R. W., Jr., 2012, Wolfberry (Wolfcampian-Leonardian) deep-water depositional systems in the Midland Basin: stratigraphy, lithofacies, reservoirs, and source rocks: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations No. 277, 62 p. + 4 pls. in pocket.

Hamlin, H. S., and Baumgardner, R. W., Jr., 2012, Wolfberry play, Midland Basin,
West Texas: AAPG Search and Discovery Article No. 10419.

Hammes, U., Hamlin, H. S., and Ewing, T. E., 2013, Geologic analysis of the Upper Jurassic Haynesville Shale in east Texas and west Louisiana: Reply: AAPG Bulletin, v. 97, no. 3, p. 529.

Hammes, U., and Frébourg, G., 2012, Haynesville and Bossier mudrocks: a facies and sequence stratigraphic investigation, East Texas and Louisiana, USA: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 31, p. 8‒26.

Hammes, U., Hamlin, H. S., and Ewing, T. E., 2011, Geologic analysis of the Upper Jurassic Haynesville Shale in east Texas and west Louisiana: AAPG Bulletin, v. 95, no. 10, p. 1643–1666.

He, Y., Zeng, H., Kerans, C., and Hardage, B. A., 2015, Seismic chronostratigraphy at reservoir scale: statistical modeling: Interpretation, v. 3, no. 2, p. SN69–SN87.

Hendrix, C., 2016, A core based chemostratigraphic study of the upper Cretaceous Buda Limestone and Austin Chalk, south Texas, USA: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 90249, 1 p.

Hentz, T. F., Ambrose, W. A., and Hamlin, H. S., 2017, Upper Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian shelf-to-basin facies architecture and trends, Eastern Shelf of the southern Midland Basin, West Texas: Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations, no. 282, 68 p.

Hentz, T. F., Ambrose, W. A., Palacios, F. C., and Baumgardner, R. W., Jr., 2017, Upper Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian shelf, slope, and basin depositional facies of the southern Eastern Shelf of the Midland Basin, in Hentz, T. F., ed., Upper Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian shelf, slope, and basin depositional facies of the southern Eastern Shelf of the Midland Basin: core workshop: Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, Workshop No. SW0023, 38 p.

Hentz, T. F., Ambrose, W. A., and Hamlin, H. S., 2016, Upper Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian shelf-to-basin facies architecture and trends, Eastern Shelf of the southern Midland Basin, West Texas: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 10847, 6 p.Hentz, T. F., Ambrose, W. A., and Hamlin, H. S., 2016, Upper Pennsylvanian and Lower Permian shelf-to-basin facies architecture and trends, Eastern Shelf of the southern Midland Basin, West Texas: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 10847, 6 p.

Hentz, T. F., and Ambrose, W. A., 2015, Stratigraphic and depositional context of the Eaglebine play: Upper Cretaceous Woodbine and Eagle Ford Groups, southwestern East Texas Basin: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 51094, 22 p.

Hentz, T. F., Ambrose, W. A., and Smith, D. C., 2014, Eaglebine play of the southwestern East Texas Basin: stratigraphic and depositional framework of the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) Woodbine and Eagle Ford Groups: AAPG Bulletin, v. 98, no. 12, p. 2551–2580.

Hentz, T. F., Ambrose, W. A., and Carr, D. L., 2012, Reservoir systems of the Pennsylvanian lower Atoka Group (Bend Conglomerate), northern Fort Worth Basin, Texas: high-resolution facies distribution, structural controls on sedimentation, and production trends: AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, no. 7, p. 1301‒1332.

Hentz, T. F., 2011, Chronostratigraphy and depositional history of the Pennsylvanian Marmaton Group and Cleveland Formation on a structurally complex shelf: western Anadarko Basin, Texas and Oklahoma, in Ambrose, W. A., ed., Sequence stratigraphy, depositional systems, and hydrocarbon play analysis of the Pennsylvanian Cleveland Formation and Marmaton Group, Anadarko Basin, North Texas and western Oklahoma: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations No. 275, p. 1‒34.

Hentz, T. F., and Ambrose, W. A., 2010, Cleveland and Marmaton tight-gas reservoirs (Pennsylvanian), northwest Anadarko Basin: sequence stratigraphy, depositional framework, and production controls on tide-dominated systems: Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 52, no. 9, p. 25–29.

Hessler, A. M., Zhang, J., Covault, J., and Ambrose, W. A., 2017, Continental weathering coupled to Paleogene climate changes in North America: Geology, v. 45, no. 10, p. 911-914.

Hu, H., Zhang, T., Wiggins-Camacho, J. D., Ellis, G. S., Lewan, M. D., and Zhang, X., 2015, Experimental investigation of changes in methane adsorption of bitumen-free Woodford Shale with thermal maturation induced by hydrous pyrolysis: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 59, p. 114–128.

Hull, D., and Loucks, R. G., 2010, Depositional systems and stratal architecture of the Lower Cretaceous (Aptian) Pearsall Formation in South Texas: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 60, p. 901–906.

Kerans, C., Bellian, J. A., Playton, T. E., Harman, C. A., Rush, J., and Frost, E. L., 2012, 3-D sequence framework of Leonardian to Guadalupian shelf-to-basin successions of the Guadalupe Mountains, in Kerans, C., and Bellian, J. A., eds., Digital geospatial context for 3-D source-to-sink models: new insights into the classic shelf to basin system of the Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains: Proceedings, SEPM Research Conference, Carlsbad, New Mexico, p. 45–58.

Ko, Lucy (Ting-Wei), Zhang, T., Loucks, R. G., Ruppel, S. C., and Shao, D., 2016, Pore evolution in the Barnett, Eagle Ford (Boquillas), and Woodford mudrocks based on gold-tube pyrolysis thermal maturation: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 51228, 4 p.

Loucks, R. G., Frébourg, G., and Rowe, H. D., 2017, Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Ozan and Annona Chalks in Caddo-Pine Island Field, northwestern Louisiana: depositional setting, lithofacies, and nanopore/micropore network: GCAGS Journal, v. 6, p. 73-91.

Loucks, R. G., Kerans, C., Zeng, H., and Sullivan, P. A., 2017, Documentation and characterization of the Lower Cretaceous (Valanginian) Calvin and Winn carbonate shelves and shelf margins, onshore northcentral Gulf of Mexico: AAPG Bulletin, v. 101, no. 1, p. 119-142.

Loucks, R. G., and Fu, Q., 2016, Origin and characterization of the lithofacies and dual micropore/macropore network in Pennsylvanian (early Desmoinesian) Caddo shelf-buildup complexes, Stephens County, north-central Texas: GCAGS Journal, v. 5, p. 1-24.

Loucks, R. G., and Reed, R. M., 2016, Natural microfractures in unconventional shale-oil and shale-gas systems: real, hypothetical, or wrongly defined?: GCAGS Journal, v. 5, p. 64-72.

Loucks, R. G., Reed, R. M., and Ambrose, W. A., 2015, Analysis of pore networks and reservoir quality of the Upper Cretaceous Woodbine sandstone in the high-recovery-efficiency, giant East Texas field: GCAGS Journal, v. 4, p. 88–108.

Loucks, R. G., and Reed, R. M., 2015, Distinguishing organic matter pores associated with depositional organic matter versus migrated organic matter in mudrocks: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 80477, 29 p.

Loucks, R. G., and Ulrich, M., 2015, Origin and characterization of the nanopore/micropore network in the Leonardian Clear Fork reservoirs in the Goldsmith field in Ector Co., Texas: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 51164, 27 p.

Loucks, R. G., and Reed, R. M., 2014, Scanning-electron-microscope petrographic evidence for distinguishing organic-matter pores associated with depositional organic matter versus migrated organic matter in mudrocks: GCAGS Journal, v. 3, p. 51–60.

Loucks, R. G., Lucia, F. J., and Waite, L., 2013, Origin and description of the micropore network within the Lower Cretaceous Stuart City Trend tight-gas limestone reservoir in Pawnee Field in South Texas, GCAGS Journal, v. 2, p. 29–41.

Loucks, R. G., and Hull, D. C., 2012, Depositional significance of siliciclastic component of the Lower Cretaceous Pearsall Cow Creek Limestone Member in the western Maverick Basin, South Texas: GCAGS Transactions, v. 62, p. 253–264.

Loucks, R. G., Reed, R. M., Ruppel, S. C., and Hammes, U., 2012, Spectrum of pore types and networks in mudrocks and a descriptive classification for matrix-related mudrock pores: AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, no. 6, p. 1071‒1098.

Loucks, R. G., Moore, B. T., and Zeng, H., 2011, On-shelf lower Miocene Oakville sediment-dispersal patterns within a three-dimensional sequence-stratigraphic architectural framework and implications for deep-water reservoirs in the central coastal area of Texas: AAPG Bulletin, v. 95, no. 10, p. 1795‒1817.

Loucks, R. G., Reed, R. M., Ruppel, S. C., and Hammes, Ursula, 2010, Preliminary classification of matrix pores in mudrocks: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 60, p. 435–441.

Lucia, F. J., and Loucks, R. G., 2013, Micropores in carbonate mud: Early development and petrophysics: GCAGS Journal, v. 2, p. 1–10.

Milliken, K. L., Esch, W. L., Reed, R. M., and Zhang, T., 2012, Grain assemblages and strong diagenetic overprinting in siliceous mudrocks, Barnett Shale (Mississippian), Fort Worth Basin, Texas: AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, no. 8, p. 1553–1578.

Ogiesoba, O. C., and Ambrose, W. A., 2017, Seismic attributes investigation of depositional environments and hydrocarbon sweet-spot distribution in Serbin field, Taylor group, central Texas: SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts, p. 2274.

Ogiesoba, O. C., 2016, Application of the instantaneous quality factor (Q) in the characterization of the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale, South Texas: AAPG Search and Discovery Article #41781, 31 p.

Ogiesoba, O. C., 2017, Application of thin-bed indicator and sweetness attribute in the evaluation of sediment composition and depositional geometry in coast-perpendicular subbasins, South Texas Gulf Coast: Interpretation, v. 5, no. 1, p. T87-T105.

Ogiesoba, O. C., and Klokov, A., 2017, Examples of seismic diffraction imaging from the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale, Maverick Basin, South Texas: Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, v. 157, p. 248-263.

Ogiesoba, O. C., and Hammes, U., 2014, Seismic-attribute identification of brittle and TOC-rich zones within the Eagle Ford Shale, Dimmit County, South Texas: Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, p. 133–151.

Ogiesoba, O., 2015, Application of instantaneous quality factor (Q) attribute in the characterization of the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale, Maverick Basin, south Texas: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 41781, 31 p.

Ogiesoba, O. C., and Hernandez, R., 2015, Diapiric shale and coast-perpendicular, fault-related subbasins, south Texas Gulf Coast: Interpretation, v. 3, no. 2, p. T43–T56.

Ogiesoba, O. C., Klokov, A., and Hernandez, R., 2015, Diffraction imaging of polygonal faults within a submarine volcanic terrain, Maverick Basin, south Texas: Interpretation, v. 3, no. 1, p. SF81–SF99.

Ogiesoba, O. C., and Eastwood, R., 2013, Seismic multiattribute analysis for shale gas/oil within the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale in a submarine volcanic terrain, Maverick Basin, South Texas: Interpretation, v. 1, no. 2.

Ogiesoba, O. C., and Hammes, U., 2012, Seismic interpretation of mass-transport deposits within the upper Oligocene Frio Formation, south Texas Gulf Coast: AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, no. 5, p. 845–868.

Ogiesoba, O. C., and Hammes, U., 2012, Seismic interpretation of mass-transport deposits within the upper Oligocene Frio Formation, south Texas Gulf Coast: AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, no. 5, p. 845‒868.

Ogiesoba, O. C., Wright, W., Wang, F. P., Popini, M. V., Franco, M. P., Lourenco, A. T., and da Silva, G. B. D., 2011, Seismic conditioning and attenuation of high-angle coherent noise in a mixed carbonate and siliciclastic setting, Campos Basin, offshore Brazil: a case study: Geophysics, v. 76, no. 5, p. B199‒B212.

Olariu, M. I., and Zeng, H., 2018, Prograding muddy shelves in the Paleogene Wilcox deltas, south Texas Gulf Coast: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 91, p. 71-88.

Olariu, M. I., and Ambrose, W. A., 2016, Process regime variability across growth faults in the Paleogene lower Wilcox Guadalupe Delta, south Texas Gulf Coast: Sedimentary Geology, v. 341, p. 27–49.

Olariu, M., Zeng, H., and Ambrose, W., 2016, Process regime change from wave-modified and tidally-influenced to wave-dominated deltas across growth faults in the Paleogene lower Wilcox Guadalupe Delta, south Texas Gulf Coast: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 90259.

Olariu, M. I., and Ambrose, W. A., 2016, Process regime variability across growth faults in the Paleogene Lower Wilcox Guadalupe Delta, South Texas Gulf Coast: Sedimentary Geology, v. 341, p. 27-49.

Olariu, M. I., Ambrose, W. A., Clift, S. J., Clayton, A., Shunli, L., Olariu, C., Steel, R. J., Zeng, H., and Zhang, J., 2016, Architectural variability and depositional trends in the Wilcox Group in Texas: Bureau of Economic Geology, 75 p.

Olariu, M. I., and Olariu, C., 2015, Ubiquity of wave-dominated deltas in outer-shelf growth-faulted compartments: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 85, p. 768–779.

Olariu, M. I., Hammes, U., and Ambrose, W. A., 2013, Depositional architecture of growth-fault related wave-dominated shelf edge deltas of the Oligocene Frio Formation in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 48, p. 423–440.

Olariu, M. I., Hammes, U., Ambrose, W. A., and Loucks, R. G., 2012, Facies variability of the Oligocene Frio Formation in growth-faulted compartments in Corpus Christi Bay, Texas: GCAGS Transactions, v. 62, p. 331–343.

Over, D. J., and Ruppel, S. C., 2011, Woodford conodonts and biostratigraphy (Upper Devonian–Carboniferous) in the subsurface of eastern New Mexico and Texas: Stratigraphy, v. 8, no. 4, p. 271–279.

Peng, S., and Loucks, R. G., 2016, Permeability measurements in mudrocks using gas-expansion methods on plug and crushed-rock samples: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 73, p. 299–310.

Peng, S., Yang, J., Xiao, X., Loucks, R. G., Ruppel, S. C., and Zhang, T., 2015, An integrated method for upscaling pore-network characterization and permeability estimation: example from the Mississippian Barnett Shale: Transport in Porous Media, v. 109, no. 2, p. 359–376.

Peng, S., Zhang, T., and Ruppel, S. C., 2014, Upscaling of pore network and permeability from micron to millimeter scale in organic-pore dominated mudstones: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 41429, 31 p.

Phelps, R., Kerans, C., and Loucks, R. G., 2017, Reply to the discussion by Rose of Phelps et al. (2014) "Oceanographic and eustatic control of carbonate platform evolution and sequence stratigraphy on the Cretaceous (Valanginian-Campanian) passive margin, northern Gulf of Mexico," Sedimentology, 61, 461-496: Sedimentology, v. 64, p. 858-870.

Phelps, R. M., Kerans, C., Da-Gama, R.O.B.P., Jeremiah, J., Hull, D., and Loucks, R. G., 2015, Response and recovery of the Comanche carbonate platform surrounding multiple Cretaceous oceanic anoxic events, northern Gulf of Mexico: Cretaceous Research, v. 54, p. 117–144.

Phelps, R. M., Kerans, C., Loucks, R. G., Da Gama, R.O.B.P., Jeremiah, J., and Hull, D., 2014, Oceanographic and eustatic control of carbonate platform evolution and sequence stratigraphy on the Cretaceous (Valanginian-Campanian) passive margin, northern Gulf of Mexico: Sedimentology, v. 61, no. 2, p. 461–496.

Reed, R. M., 2017, Organic-matter pores: new findings from lower-thermal-maturity mudrocks: GCAGS Journal, v. 6, p. 99-110.

Reed, R. M., and Roush, R. S., 2016, Pore systems of the Cline Shale, Midland Basin, West Texas: Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, no. 2423781, San Antonio, Texas, 10 p. DOI 10.15530-urtec-2016-2423781.

Reed, R. M., and Loucks, R. G., 2015, Low-thermal-maturity (<0.7% VR) mudrock pore systems: Mississippian Barnett Shale, southern Fort Worth Basin: GCAGS Journal, v. 4, p. 15–28.

Reed, R. M., Loucks, R. G., and Ruppel, S. C., 2014, Comment on “Formation of nanoporous pyrobitumen residues during maturation of the Barnett Shale (Fort Worth Basin)”: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 127, p. 111–113.

Rowe, H. D., Loucks, R. G., and Kerans, C., 2015, Core chemostratigraphy and elemental geochemistry along a dip-section, Pearsall Formation, Lower Cretaceous, Central to South TX: Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTEC), 5 p.

Ruppel, S. C., Loucks, R. G., and Rowe, H. D., 2016, Eagle Ford facies and chemostratigraphy in the San Marcos Arch area of the South Texas Basin: Houston Geological Society, Applied Geoscience Conference, p. 102–107.

Zahm, L., 2010, Albian cyclic shelf tidal bar complexes, upper Glen Rose “D” Formation, Alabama Ferry field: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 60, p. 771–778.

Zeng, H., Ambrose, W. A., and Xu, W., 2016, Sediment dispersal patterns of the outer shelf to upper slope Paleocene-Eocene Wilcox Group, south-central Texas coast: GCAGS Journal, v. 5, p. 215-237.

Zeng, H., Marfurt, K., Fomel, S. B., Chopra, S., Partyka, G., Wallet, B., Smith, M., Matos, M., Zhou, H., Cai, Y., and Ogiesoba, O. C., 2015, Introduction to special section: Thin beds: Interpretation, v. 3, no. 3, p. SSi–SSii.

Zeng, H., 2015, Predicting geometry and stacking pattern of thin beds by interpreting geomorphology and waveforms using sequential stratal-slices in the Wheeler domain: Interpretation, v. 3, no. 3, p. SS49–SS64.

Zeng, H., Ambrose, W. A., Yin, Z., Xu, W., and Huang, P.-H., 2015, Seismic sedimentology of incised valley, lowstand delta, and slope fan systems in the Eocene Wilcox Group, central south Texas coast: AAPG Search and Discovery, no. 41609, 35 p.

Zeng, H., and Marfurt, K. J., 2015, Recent progress in analysis of seismically thin beds: Interpretation, v. 3, no. 3, p. SS15–SS22.

Zeng, H., Ambrose, W. A., Yin, Z., and Xu, W., 2014, Shale tectonics controlled depositional history, Eocene Wilcox Group, central south Texas coast: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 64, p. 463–471.

Zeng, H., 2013, Frequency-dependent seismic-stratigraphic and facies interpretation: AAPG Bulletin, v. 97, no. 2, p. 201–221.

Zeng, H., Zhu, X., and Zhu, R., 2013, New insights into seismic stratigraphy of shallow-water progradational sequences: Subseismic clinoforms: Interpretation, v. 1, no. 1, p. SA35–SA51.

Zhang, J., Covault, J., Pyrcz, M., Sharman, G. R., Carvajal, C., and Milliken, K., 2018, Quantifying sediment supply to continental margins: applications to the Paleogene Wilcox Group, Gulf of Mexico: AAPG Bulletin.

Zhang, J., Steel, R., and Ambrose, W., 2016, Greenhouse shoreline migration: Wilcox deltas: AAPG Bulletin, v. 100, no. 12, p. 1803-1831.

Zhang, T., Ellis, G. S., Ruppel, S. C., Milliken, K., and Yang, R., 2012, Effect of organic-matter type and thermal maturity on methane adsorption in shale-gas systems: Organic Geochemistry, v. 47, p. 120–131.

Ambrose, W. A., Hentz, T. F., Bonnaffe, F., Loucks, R. G., Brown, L. F., Wang, F. P. and E. Potter., 2009, Sequence-stratigraphic controls on complex reservoir architecture of highstand fluvial-dominated deltaic and lowstand valley-fill deposits in the Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian) Woodbine Group, East Texas field: Regional and local perspectives, AAPG Bulletin, V. 93, No. 2 

Hamlin, H.S., 2009, Ozona sandstone, Val Verde Basin, Texas: Synorogenic statigraphy and depositional history in a Permian foredeep basin: AAPG Bulletin, v. 93, no. 5, pp. 573-594 

Dutton, S. P., 2008, Calcite cement in Permian deep-water sandstones, Delaware Basin, west Texas: origin, distribution, and effect on reservoir properties: AAPG Bulletin, v. 92, no. 6, p. 765-787. 

Ambrose, W. A., Ayers, W. B. Jr., 2007, Geologic controls on transgressive-regressive cycles in the upper Pictured Cliffs Sandstone and coal geometry in the lower Fruitland Formation, northern San Juan Basin, New Mexico and Colorado: AAPG Bulletin, v. 91, no. 8, pp. 1099-1122 

Nance, S., 2006, Tracking Salinity Sources to Texas Streams: Examples from West Texas and the Texas Gulf Coastal Plain: Transactions - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 56, p. 675 - 693 

Brown, L. F., Jr., R. G. Loucks, and R. H. Treviño, 2005, Site-specific sequence-stratigraphic section benchmark charts are key to regional chronostratigraphic systems tract analysis in growth-faulted basins: AAPG Bulletin, v. 89, p. 715-724. 


Brown, L. F., Jr., R. G. Loucks, R. H. Treviño, and U. Hammes, 2004, Understanding growth-faulted, intraslope subbasins by applying sequence-stratigraphic principles: Examples from the south Texas Oligocene Frio Formation: AAPG Bulletin, v. 88, p. 1501-1523. 


Brown, L. F., Jr., R. G. Loucks, R. H. Treviño, and U. Hammes, 2006, Understanding growth-faulted, intraslope subbasins by applying sequence-stratigraphic principles: Examples from the south Texas Oligocene Frio Formation: Reply: AAPG Bulletin, v. 90, p. 799-805. 

Gale, J. F. W., and L. A. Gomez, 2007, Late opening-mode fractures in karst-brecciated dolostones of the Lower Ordovician Ellenburger Group, west Texas: Recognition, characterization, and implications for fluid flow: AAPG Bulletin, v. 91, p. 1005-1023.

Gale, J. F. W., R. M. Reed, and J. Holder, 2007, Natural fractures in the Barnett Shale and their importance for hydraulic fracture treatments: AAPG Bulletin, v. 91, p. 603-622. 

Hammes, U., R. G. Loucks, L. F. Brown, R. H. Treviño, P. Montoya, and R. L. Remington, 2007, Reservoir geology, structural architecture, and sequence stratigraphy of a growth-faulted subbasin: Oligocene Lower Frio Formation, South Texas Gulf Coast, Report of Investigation No. 272, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology p. 28.

Hammes, U., R. G. Loucks, L. F. Brown, R. H. Treviño, R. L. Remington, and P. Montoya, 2004, Structural setting and sequence architecture of a growth-faulted lowstand subbasin, Frio Formation, south Texas: Transactions - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 54, p. 237-246.

Hammes, U., R. G. Loucks, R. H. Treviño, and L. F. Brown, 2006, Fault Compartmentalization of Stacked Sandstone Reservoirs in Growth-Faulted Subbasins: Oligocene Frio Formation, Red Fish Bay Area, South Texas: Transactions - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 56, p. 631-650. 

Hammes, U., H. Zeng, L. F. Brown, R. G. Loucks, and P. Montoya, 2005, Seismic geomorphology of Oligocene Frio lowstand slope and basin-floor sedimentary bodies in growth-faulted subbasins in south Texas: Transactions - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 55, p. 278-282. 

Hammes, U., H. Zeng, R. G. Loucks, and L. F. Brown, 2007, All fill - no spill: slope-fan bodies in growth--faulted subbasins: Oligocene Frio Formation, South Texas Gulf Coast: Transactions - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 57. 

Loucks, R. G., 2005, Revisiting the importance of secondary dissolution pores in Tertiary sandstones along the Texas Gulf Coast: Transactions - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 55, p. 447-455.

Loucks, R. G., 2007, A review of coalesced, collapsed-paleocave systems and associated suprastratal deformation: Karst Waters Institute Special Publication, v. 12, p. 121-132. 
Loucks, R. G., and S. C. Ruppel, 2007, Mississippian Barnett Shale: Lithofacies and depositional setting of a deep-water shale-gas succession in the Fort Worth Basin, Texas: AAPG Bulletin, v. 91, p. 579-601.

Loucks, R. G., S. C. Ruppel, J. F. W. Gale, D. Jarvie, J. Kane, A. McDonnell, E. Potter, R. M. Reed, F. Wang, W. R. Wright, and H. Zeng, 2006, Barnett Shale-Gas Play of the Fort Worth Basin, Publication SW00016, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology p. 177.

Loucks, R. G., R. H. Treviño, L. F. Brown, and U. Hammes, 2007, Site-specific sequence stratigraphic sections (S5 benchmark charts): practical tool for correlating chronostratigraphic units in the Texas Gulf Coast Tertiary section: Transactions - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 57, p. 487 - 500.

Lucia, F. J., S. C. Ruppel, R. H. Jones, J. Kane, F. Wang, and H. Zeng, 2007, Reservoir characterization of the Fullerton Clear Fork field, Andrews County, Texas: Reservoir characterization: integrating technology and business practices: Proceedings of the 26th Annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins Research Conference, p. 651-683.

McDonnell, A., R. G. Loucks, and T. Dooley, 2007, Quantifying the origin and geometry of circular sag structures in northern Fort Worth Basin, Texas: Paleocave collapse, pull-apart fault systems, or hydrothermal alteration?: AAPG Bulletin, v. 91, p. 1295-1318.

Ruppel, S. C., J. F. W. Gale, R. G. Loucks, and W. R. Wright, 2007, Chappel type section and quarry, San Saba, TX: Mississippian Barnett Fm mudrocks: stratigraphy, facies, mineralogy, and chemistry, in Outcrop analogs for Paleozoic reservoir systems: examples from the Texas Hill Country: a fieldtrip for the Annual Meeting of the Permian Basin Geological Synthesis, Guidebook, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology p. 45-64.

Ruppel, S. C., J. F. W. Gale, R. G. Loucks, and W. R. Wright, 2007, Stop 2: Chappel type section and quarry, San Saba, Texas: Mississippian Barnett Formation mudrocks: stratigraphy, facies, mineralogy, and chemestry, in W. R. Wright, R. G. Loucks, J. F. W. Gale, J. Kane, and A. McDonnell, eds., Paleozoic reservoir systems: Texas Hill Country--stratigraphy to petrophysics: a field trip for the Annual Meeting of the Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, p. 37-58.

Ruppel, S. C., W. R. Wright, R. G. Loucks, and J. F. W. Gale, 2007, Outcrop analogs for Paleozoic reservoir systems: examples from the Texas Hill Country: a fieldtrip for the Annual Meeting of the Permian Basin Geological Synthesis, Guidebook, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology p. 83.

Treviño, R. H., L. F. Brown, R. G. Loucks, and U. Hammes, 2005, "Wheeler diagrams"; a useful exploration tool in the Gulf of Mexico: Transactions - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 55, p. 830-834.

Treviño, R. H., R. G. Loucks, L. F. Brown, and R. L. Remington, 2003, General Geology of the Mid-Tertiary Block 889 Field Area, Offshore Mustang Island, Texas: Transactions - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 53, p. 802-814. 

Treviño, R. H., R. G. Loucks, J. F. W. Gale, and A. K. Abdelmoniem, 2007, Extending facies interpretations by integrating core, image-log and wireline-log data in the Upper Cretaceous Olmos Formation of soouth Texas: Transactions - Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 57, p. 591-594. 
Wang, F., S. C. Ruppel, F. J. Lucia, R. H. Jones, J. Kane, and H. Zeng, 2007, Full-field modeling of the largest Lower Permian Carbonate Reservoir in the Permian Basin: Fullerton Clear Fork Field, Andrews County, Texas: West Texas Geological Society Bulletin, v. 46, p. 4-9.

Wright, W. R., J. F. W. Gale, S. C. Ruppel, and R. G. Loucks, 2007, Stop 1: Bend section, Colorado River, San Saba, Texas: Lower Pennsylvanian (Atokan) Upper Marble Falls Formation carbonates and Smithwick Formation mudrocks: stratigraphy, ecology, facies, structure, and mineralogy: their infleunce on lateral and vertical variations in reservoir quality, in W. R. Wright, R. G. Loucks, J. F. W. Gale, J. Kane, and A. McDonnell, eds., Paleozoic reservoir systems: Texas Hill Country--stratigraphy to petrophysics: a field trip for the Annual Meeting of the Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, p. 5-36.

Wright, W. R., R. G. Loucks, J. F. W. Gale, J. Kane, and A. McDonnell, 2007, Paleozoic reservoir systems: Texas Hill Country-stratigraphy to petrophysics: a field trip for the Annual Meeting of the Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts, Guidebook, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology p. 77.

Zeng, H., ed., 2007, Seismic imaging for seismic geomorphology beyond the seabed: potentials and challenges: Seismic geomorphology: applications to hydrocarbon exploration and production, v. 277: London, Geological Society.
Zeng, H., and R. G. Loucks, 2007, Seismic sedimentological expression of higher-order lowstand slope fans and prograding deltas in the frio fromation, Corpus Christi Bay, Texas Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 57.

Zeng, H., R. G. Loucks, and L. Frank Brown, Jr., 2007, Mapping sediment-dispersal patterns and associated systems tracts in fourth- and fifth-order sequences using seismic sedimentology: Example from Corpus Christi Bay, Texas: AAPG Bulletin, v. 91, p. 981-1003.
Zeng, H., R. G. Loucks, and U. Hammes, 2007, Linear Amplitude Patterns in Corpus Christi Bay Frio Subbasin, South Texas: Artifacts or Depositional Features: Society of Exploration Geophysiicists International Exposition and Seventy-Seventh Annual Meeting, p. 912-916.