Masters Theses

Abstract

"A textural analysis was made of the heavy oil-bearing sandstones in the Middle Pennsylvanian (Desmoinesian) Warner and Bluejacket formations of mid-western Missouri in order to determine and compare their depositional environments.

Grains of the Bluejacket sandstones are smaller and more rounded than grains of the Warner sandstones. The Bluejacket sandstone is also better sorted than the Warner sandstone.

The Bluejacket sandstone is thin-bedded; the Warner is mostly massive-bedded. These differences in bedding between the two formations have affected distribution of oil in the area of study.

Both the Bluejacket and Warner sandstones are better sorted than the Warrensburg sandstones; the Warrensburg sandstones are more highly skewed than the Warner and Bluejacket sandstones.

The cross-bedded character of the Warner and Bluejacket sandstones, the well rounded nature of the sands of the Riverton and Drywood formations, and the broken shell debris of the overlying Seville Limestone represent a high energy depositional environment which is unfavorable for oil formations. The black shale of the Riverton Formation, on the other hand, appears to have formed in a low energy reducing environment"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Morgan, Ray E., 1908-1997

Committee Member(s)

Spreng, Alfred C., 1923-2012
Gevecker, Vernon A. C., 1909-1992
Rupert, Gerald B., 1930-2016

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1966

Pagination

viii, 55 pages, map

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 53-54)

Geographic Coverage

Missouri

Rights

© 1966 Rafid Abdul-Halim Jasim, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Soil texture
Petroleum -- Geology -- Missouri
Sandstone -- Missouri -- Testing

Thesis Number

T 1846

Print OCLC #

5973037

Electronic OCLC #

895200617

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Geology Commons

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