Ordovician Red River dolomite reservoirs, Killdeer Field, North Dakota

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Authors:Derby, James R.; Kilpatrick, John T.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Derby and Assoc., Tulsa, OK, United States
Marathon Oil Co., United States
Consol. Oil and Gas Corp., United States
Volume Title:Carbonate petroleum reservoirs
Volume Authors:Roehl, Perry O., editor; Ginsburg, R. N., editor; Choquette, Philip W.
Source:Carbonate petroleum reservoirs, edited by Perry O. Roehl and Philip W. Choquette, p.59-69. Publisher: Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, United States. ISBN: 0-387-96012-0
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English. 12 refs.; illus. incl. 2 tables, sect., chart, sketch map
Summary:The Red River formation has been subdivided into four distinct zones A, B, C and D, based on depositional sequences and log characteristics of the sediments. Zones A,B and C are a series of deposits formed during three distinct upward-shoaling carbonate-evaporite hemicycles. Generally the sediments in each hemicycle are limestone, dolomite and anhydrite in ascending order. Each cycle started with open-marine conditions and became increasingly evaporitic, with increasingly restricted circulation. Rapid incursion of normal marine sea-water brought a return to open-marine conditions and the abrupt beginning of the next hemicycle. All four zones are productive of hydrocarbons. Two different styles of diagenesis have affected the different production zones. The depositional environments of the A,B and C dolomites are similar but are distinctly different from that of the D zone dolomite. [J.M.H.]
Subjects:Carbonate rocks; Dolostone; Economic geology; Ordovician; Paleozoic; Petroleum; Production; Red River Formation; Reservoir rocks; Sedimentary rocks; Upper Ordovician; Dunn County North Dakota; North Dakota; United States; Killdeer Field
Abstract Numbers:87M/1627
Record ID:1986002353
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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