July, 2019: New publication on the diagenesis of the Wolfcamp D

A new article concerning diagenesis of the Wolfcamp D (Cline shale) of the Midland Basin has been published in the journal Chemical Geology.

In the paper, the main author, Alex Reis, of the University of Kentucky, along with co-workers Andrea Erhardt and Michael McGlue, University of Kentucky, and Lowell Waite, Pioneer Natural Resources, evaluated carbon and oxygen isotope trends within marine carbonates from select basinal cyclothem intervals of the Wolfcamp D.  A main conclusion from this work is that diagenesis of the carbonates in this mud-rich interval was controlled primarily by fluctuations in bottom-water redox chemistry, which influenced the extent of deep-burial carbonate cementation.