dolomites, geoscience, sedimentology, oil, Bakken, stratigraphy
The Upper Devonian-Mississippian Bakken Formation in the Williston Basin is one of the most prolific onshore petroleum systems in the continental U.S., consisting of a middle carbonate-siliciclastic member sandwiched between two organic-rich units, the Lower and Upper Bakken shales. Dr. Egenhoff discusses the formation’s surprising departures from standard stratigraphy models and depositional models which contribute to its unique characteristics.
Egenhoff, Ph.D., Sven, "Layer-cake, anoxia, and other myths: A new look at the Devonian-Mississippian Bakken Formation Reservoir, Williston Basin, North Dakota" (2013). Public Lecture Series. 21.