Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure results from outcrop samples in the Homer area of Cook Inlet

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Title:
Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure results from outcrop samples in the Homer area of Cook Inlet
Abstract:
The Alaska Division of Geological & Geological Surveys (DGGS) personnel collected rock samples while conducting stratigraphic studies in the Beluga and Sterling Fomrations in the Homer area of Cook Inlet.Funding for this stratigraphic work was provided by Benchmark Oil and Gas, Pioneer Natural Resources, Chevron North American Exploration and production Company, and the State of Alaska.This data set conveys information about samples collected during fieldwork in the Homer area of Cook Inlet.Samples were collected from outcrops for Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure (MICP) analyses.Analytical data from these rock samples are tabulated in this publication.
Supplemental_Information:
The data are available in tabular format as comma delimited ASCII files organized into four entities as described in this metadata file under the "Entity_and_Attribute_Information" section.The tables are as follows:
Table_1		summarizes sample name, formation from which the samples were collected, coordinates of sample location, and brief description of MICP samples
Table_2		summary of pore system and capillary properties for Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure analyses
Table_3		summary height data for Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure analyses.
MICP_Raw_Data	summarizes the raw data for Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure samples, composed of tables 4-17.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Loveland, A.M., and LePain, D.L., 2009, Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure results from outcrop samples in the Homer area of Cook Inlet: Preliminary Interpretive Report PIR 2009-8D, State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: p. 117-187.
    This is part of the following larger work.

    LePain, D.L., 2009, Preliminary results of recent geologic investigations in the Homer-Kachemak Bay area, Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska: Progress during the 2006-2007 field season: Preliminary Interpretive Report PIR 2009-8, State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 187 p.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -151.71409
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -151.12128
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.08353
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 57.65990

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: 2007
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Point data set.

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.00001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.00001. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.25722210088.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Table_1.csv
    Table 1 is a summary of samples collected in the Homer area of Cook Inlet for Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure analysis.Information includes sample name, the formation from which the samples were collected, coordinates of sample collection, and a brief sample description. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Sample
    "Sample" refers to the name of the sample given by the geologist. Naming convention is based on the two-digit year, the two- or three-letter collector initials, and the measured section station number followed by a dash and a number representing the meter in the measured section at which the sample was collected. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Sample descriptions are documented in the field and are sample-specific, therefore unrepresentable

    Formation
    Refers to the geologic unit from which a sample was collected. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    ValueDefinition
    Sterling FormationTertiary sedimentary unit
    Beluga FormationTertiary sedimentary unit

    Latitude
    Refers to a position on earth with respect to the equator (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:59.65990
    Maximum:60.08353
    Units:decimal degrees

    Longitude
    Refers to a position on earth with respect to the prime meridian (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:-151.12128
    Maximum:-151.71409
    Units:decimal degrees

    Sample Description
    A brief description of sample lithology and other significant characteristics (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Sample descriptions are documented in the field and are sample-specific, therefore unrepresentable

    Table_2.csv
    Table 2 is a summary of pore system and capillary properties for Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure analyses performed on samples from the Homer area of Cook Inlet collected during the 2007 field season. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Sample Depth (ft.)
    This describes the sample name and interval at which the sample was collected within a measured section. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    These attributes are names assigned by the geologist and are unrepresentable.

    Porosity (%)
    This attribute refers to the porosity of the sample. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:11.3
    Maximum:35.7
    Units:percent

    Kair (md)
    Refers to the Klinkenberg porosity of the sample. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0.0141
    Maximum:1.07
    Units:md

    Median Aperture
    Refers to the median aperture of the sample. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0.0299
    Maximum:0.3717

    Entry
    Refers to the capillary pressure at mercury saturations of "entry" (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:112
    Maximum:964
    Units:percent

    5%
    Refers to the capillary pressure at mercury saturation of 5%. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:205
    Maximum:1500
    Units:percent

    7.5%
    Refers to the capillary pressure at mercury saturation of 7.5%. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:138
    Maximum:1735
    Units:percent

    10%
    Refers to the capillary pressure at mercury saturation of 10%. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:150
    Maximum:1962
    Units:percent

    Table_3.csv
    Table summarizing height data for Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure analyses. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Capillary pressure (psia) 0%
    Refers to the capillary pressure at 0% (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:78
    Maximum:964
    Units:percent

    Capillary pressure (psia) 5%
    Refers to capillary pressure at 5%. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:124
    Maximum:1500
    Units:percent

    Capillary pressure (psia) 7.5%
    Refers to the capillary pressure at 7.5%. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:138
    Maximum:1735
    Units:percent

    Capillary pressure (psia) 10%
    Refers to the capillary pressure at 10%. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:150
    Maximum:1962
    Units:percent

    Height in feet 0% (gas)
    Refers to the height in feet at 0% (gas) (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:48
    Maximum:376
    Units:percent

    Height in feet 5% (gas)
    Refers to the height in feet at 5% (gas) (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:53
    Maximum:640
    Units:percent

    Height in feet 7.5% (gas)
    Refers to the height at 7.5% (gas) (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:59
    Maximum:740
    Units:percent

    Height in feet 10% (gas)
    Refers to the height at 10% (gas) (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:64
    Maximum:837
    Units:percent

    Height in feet 0% (oil)
    Refers to the height at 0% (oil) (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:45
    Maximum:557
    Units:percent

    Height in feet 5% (oil)
    Refers to the height in feet at 5% (oil) (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:72
    Maximum:867
    Units:percent

    Height in feet 7.5% (oil)
    Refers to the height at 7.5% (oil) (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:149
    Maximum:1003
    Units:percent

    Height in feet 10% (oil)
    Refers to the height at 10% (oil) (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:87
    Maximum:1134

    MICP_Raw_Data
    summarizes the raw data for Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure samples. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Capillary Pressure (psia)
    Refers to the capillary pressure measured in units of absolute pressure per square inch. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:1.64
    Maximum:59500
    Units:psia

    Pore Aperture Diameter (microns)
    Refers to the diameter of the pore aperture measured in units of microns. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0.0036
    Maximum:5.13
    Units:microns

    Cumulative Bulk Vol. (%)
    Refers to the cumulative bulk volume measured as a percentage. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:3.99
    Maximum:17.07
    Units:percent

    Wetting Phase Saturation (%)
    Refers to the percent of saturation in the wetting phase of mercury injection capillary pressure analysis. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0.0
    Maximum:100
    Units:percent

    Incremental Wetting Phase Change (%)
    Refers to the incremental wetting phase change in percent. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0.0
    Maximum:3.16
    Units:percent

    Saturation Change per psia
    Refers to the saturation change in relation to the capillary pressure. (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0.0
    Maximum:0.0118


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?


Why was the data set created?

The purpose of the overall project was to collect detailed geologic information and assess hydrocarbon potential in measured sections in the Beluga and Sterling Formations.This data set provides information on the collection location, formation, and physical description of samples collected for Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure analysis.Analytical data for theses samples are presented in this report.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    Varva and others, 1992 (source 1 of 1)
    Varva, C.L., Kaldi, J.G., and Sneider, R.M., 1992, Geological applications of capillary pressure: a review: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 1992-01-01.

    Other_Citation_Details: v76, n6, p. 840-850
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: Summarizes the geological application of MICP

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 2009 (process 1 of 1)
    MICP sample collection in the field (2007) and subsequent documentation of collection location on topographic base maps provide a check on the field-gathered spatial data.MICP analyses were performed by PetroTech Associates, Houston, TX.

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    The latitude and longitude values in this report were collected with handheld GPS units which are accurate to approximately 4 meters.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    The horizontal position accuracy on point data is approximately 4 meters based on the error range in the handheld GPS units used to collect spatial information.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    When plotted on a topographic base map, the locations of the samples collected accurately reflect the location of sample collection.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    No topologic relationships are present in this data set.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints:
This report, map, and/or dataset are available directly from the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (see contact information below).
Use_Constraints:
Any hard copies or published datasets utilizing these datasets shall clearly indicate their source. If the user has modified the data in any way, the user is obligated to describe the types of modifications the user has made. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent these datasets, nor to imply that changes made by the user were approved by the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
    Natural Resource Technician
    3354 College Road
    Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
    USA

    907-451-5020 (voice)
    907-451-5050 (FAX)
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    Contact_Instructions:
    Please view our Web site (<http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us>) for the latest information on available data. Please contact us using the e-mail address provided above when possible.
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Preliminary Interpretive Report 2002-1A

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    The State of Alaska makes no express or implied warranties (including warranties of merchantability and fitness) with respect to the character, function, or capabilities of the electronic services or products or their appropriateness for any user's purposes. In no event will the State of Alaska be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential, or other damages suffered by the user or any other person or entity whether from the use of the electronic services or products, any failure thereof, or otherwise, and in no event will the State of Alaska's liability to the requester or anyone else exceed the fee paid for the electronic service or product.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 06-May-2008
Last Reviewed: 06-May-2008
To be reviewed: 05-Jan-2009
Metadata author:
State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Metadata Manager
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Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
USA

907-451-5039 (voice)
907-451-5050 (FAX)
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Contact_Instructions:
Please contact us through the e-mail address above whenever possible.
Metadata standard:
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