Geochemistry of sedimentary basin formation water

 

 

 

 

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Pore water in sedimentary basins reflects long-period water-rock interaction, with initial solutions being either buried seawater or halite-dissolution water.  The Gulf Coast sedimentary basin contains three major types of water:  relatively low-salinity Na-acetate rich water, Na-Ca-Cl water, and Na-Cl water.  These fluids occupy distinct positions in the stack of sediments that fill in the basin, and the trace elements associated with these waters reflect different degrees and types of chemical reactions with host sediments.

 

Refereed articles

Hanor, J. S., L. S. Land, and G. L. Macpherson, 1993, Carboxylic acid anions in formation waters, San Joaquin Basin and Louisiana Gulf Coast, U.S.A.--Implications for clastic diagenesis:  Critical Comment:  Applied Geochemistry, 8(3): 305-307.

 

Macpherson, G. L., 1992, Regional variations in formation-water chemistry, Gulf of Mexico Sedimentary Basin--Major and minor elements, Frio Formation fluids, Texas:  Bulletin, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 76(5): 740-757.

 

Land, L. S., and G. L. Macpherson, 1992, Origin of saline formation waters, Cenozoic section, Gulf of Mexico sedimentary basin:  Bulletin, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 76(9): 1344-1362.

 

Land, L. S., and G. L. Macpherson, 1992, Geothermometry from saline brine analyses--Lessons from the Texas Gulf Coast:  Applied Geochemistry, 7(4): 333-340.

 

Macpherson, G. L., 1989, Sources of lithium and barium in Gulf of Mexico Basin formation waters:  Sixth International Water-Rock Interaction Conference Proceedings, p. 453-456.

 

Macpherson, G. L. and L. S. Land, 1989, Boron in saline brines, Gulf of Mexico sedimentary basin, USA:  Sixth International Water-Rock Interaction Conference Proceedings, p. 457-460.

 

Land, L. S., and G. L. Macpherson, 1989, Geochemistry of formation waters, Plio-Pleistocene reservoirs, offshore Louisiana:  Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, 39: 421-430.

 

Land, L. S.,  G. L. Macpherson, and L. E. Mack, 1988, The geochemistry of formation waters, Lower Miocene, off-shore Louisiana:  Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, 38:  503-511.

 

Sharp, J. M., Jr., W. E. Galloway, L. S. Land, E. F. McBride, P. E. Blanchard, D. P. Bodner, S. P. Dutton, M. R. Farr, P. B. Gold, T. J. Jackson, P. D. Lundegard, G. L. Macpherson and K. L.Milliken, 1988, Diagenetic processes in northwestern Gulf of Mexico sediments, in  Chilingarian, G.V., and K. A. Wolf, eds., Diagenesis II:  Developments in Sedimentology 43, Elsevier, New York, p. 43-113.

 

Guidebooks, Open-File Reports

Macpherson, G. L., 1995, Bromide in formation water--An organic source?:  39th Annual Report on Research, Petroleum Research Fund, American Chemical Society, p. 203.

 

Macpherson, G. L., 1994, Bromide in formation water--An organic source?:  38th Annual Report on Research, Petroleum Research Fund, American Chemical Society, p. 414.

 

Abstracts

Macpherson, G. L., 1995, Minor halogens in Eocene Wilcox Group Formation Waters, Texas Gulf Coast Sedimentary Basin:  GSA Abstracts with Programs, 27(6): A95-96.

 

Macpherson, G. L., 1994, Bromide content of Pennsylvanian black shales, implications for sources of halogens in formation waters:  GSA Abstracts with Programs, 26(7): 164.

 

Macpherson, G. L., 1993, Mg and Ca during burial of sea water in sediments--Relation to salt dissolution and other water-rock interaction:  GSA Abstracts with Programs, 25(6):  253.

 

Land, L. S., L. E. Mack, G. L. Macpherson, and K. L. Milliken, 1990, Open-system diagenesis and the loss of provenance signatures--Isotopic and elemental data from sandstones, Frio Formation, South Texas [invited]:  Bulletin, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 74(): 699.

 

Macpherson, G. L., 1989, Bromide in Gulf Basin formation waters:  Organics as an alternate source: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, 21(6): 316.

 

Macpherson, G. L., M. R. Farr and H. H. Posey, 1988, Rare earth element concentration in formation waters, Gulf Coast sedimentary basin:  SEPM Annual Midyear Meeting Abstracts, 5:  42.

 

Macpherson, G. L., and L. S. Land, 1986, Boron in formation waters of Tertiary- and Quaternary-age sediments, Gulf of Mexico Basin: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Program, 18(6):  679.