Date of Award
Master of Science
Geological and Environmental Sciences
Dr. William Harrison III
Dr. John Grace
Dr. David Barnes
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Three lithofacies in the Lower Engadine Group, and four lithofacies in the Manistique Group were identified. Facies patterns suggest a transgression during deposition of the Manistique Group and Lower Engadine Group.
Environments of deposition were determined by analysis of facies found in the Lower Engadine and Manistique Groups using available cores, petrophysical logs, and well cuttings. The diagenetic sequence of events was identified using thin sections.
Diagenesis has greatly altered original fabric and porosity. Hydrocarbon accumulation in these units is dependent on facies distribution, diagenesis, and structural features.
Mater, "Facies Analysis and Diagenesis of the Lower Engadine Group and the Manistique Group in Manistee, Mason and Oceana Counties, Michigan" (1991). Master's Theses. 981.