Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Geological and Environmental Sciences



First Advisor

Dr. David A. Barnes

Second Advisor

Dr. William B. Harrison III

Third Advisor

Dr. Duane Hampton

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The Upper (?) Cambrian Mount Simon Sandstone is an important deep saline geological carbon sequestration (GCS) target throughout the Midwest, USA. The distribution of sedimentary facies, primary mineralogy, and diagenetic alterations and the relationship to wireline log response and reservoir quality throughout the Michigan basin are not well known. This study uses rock core, thin section point counts, x-ray diffraction, inferred spectroscopy, conventional core plug porosity and permeability and pressure fall-off test data to constrain wireline log interpretations of regional geology and reservoir quality.

Prior to the permitting of a CO2 sequestration project, documentation of a robust transient injection model is needed to predict the possible outcomes of CO2 injection. The first step to creating a reliable transient model is creating a sound static geologic model. This study created static geologic models for two locations in Michigan using Schlumberger's Petrel. Gamma ray, wireline log porosity and wireline log estimated permeability were all modeled.


Additional files attached.

Llyod Cupp 1-11 Formation: Mount Simon

Angell & Kehrl 1-12 Formation: Eau Claire and Mt. Simon Sandstone

Consumers Power Company Formation: Mount Simon

Semet-Solvay #2 Formation: Knox Grp., Eau Claire, Mt. Simon Sandstone

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