Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Conceptual model for predicting mudstone dimensions in sandy braided-river reservoirs

Citation

Lynds, Ranie, and Hajek, Elizabeth, Conceptual model for predicting mudstone dimensions in sandy braided-river reservoirs: .

Summary

Sandy braided-river deposits with high net-to-gross sand ratios are commonly attractive reservoirs, yet internal lithologic heterogeneities, particularly the presence of low-permeability mudstone deposits, significantly complicate the development of such units. Previous work has focused on measuring the scale and distribution of mudstone deposits in outcrop analogs; however, because of extreme differences in scale, discharge, sediment load, and geologic history, the results of these studies are difficult to apply with confidence to a wide range of sandy braided-river reservoirs. Based on work in modern braided rivers (Niobrara and North Loup rivers, Nebraska) and ancient braided-river deposits (Kayenta Formation, Jurassic and lower [...]

Contacts

Communities

  • Upper Colorado River Basin

Tags

Provenance

From Source - Mendeley RIS Export <br> On - Wed Sep 19 08:03:42 MDT 2012

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
Title Citation Conceptual model for predicting mudstone dimensions in sandy braided-river reservoirs

Citation Extension

noteNotes
tableOfContentsTable of Contents
citationTypeMendeley

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...