Clastic Diagenesis

SEPM Clastic Diagenesis Research Group

Annual Meeting Report

Date: May 21, 2018

Venue: Salon E, Salt Lake Marriott Downtown

Report by: T. Kosanke (ALS Oil & Gas)

2018 Organizer: T. Kosanke (ALS Oil & Gas)


This year's SEPM Clastic Diagenesis Research Group met during the AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Salt Lake City, Utah. The meeting took place in Salon E of the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM. The program included the following:

Approximately 20 people attended the session, with several students attending for the first time and several more students returning for their second year. (Due to confusion regarding sign in location, several attendees did not sign in.) As last year, students were encouraged to attend this year's event and it is hoped that this will continue next year. The remainder of the audience was composed of industry geologists and faculty/research scientists from academia.

Goals of the meeting:

The goal of the meeting was to present an opportunity for the clastic diagenesis community, from academia and industry, to discuss challenges and develop scientific ways forward in issues in clastic diagenesis. The meeting also provided opportunities for students, academics and industry representatives to network in an informal manner.

Talks and Presentations:

I. Diagenetic Evolution of Organic Matter Cements: Implications for Unconventional Shale Reservoir Quality Prediction, Wayne Camp, Distinguished Geological Advisor, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

II. Rock-Typing Using Hyperspectral Core Imaging Data, XiuJu Liu, Principal Stratigrapher, ALS Oil & Gas Laboratories.

III. Pre-depositional Organic-Matter Pores from Low Thermal Maturity Mudrocks: A Terrestrial Thing? Robert Reed, Research Scientist Associate, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas.

IV. Challenge Question: In the attached image, what is the green luminescent authigenic cement?

The presented research served as an excellent basis for both spirited and in-depth discussion.

Questions? Please contact one of the organizers (listed above) or Hayley Cooney at SEPM headquarters: