Reservoir Characterization of Mississippian St. Louis Carbonate Reservoir Systems in Kansas, Stratigraphic and Facies Architecture Modeling

Kansas Geological Survey
Open-file Report 2003-27

Oolite shoals are tabular shape elongated bodies with thickness from 1 to 10’s of meters, width from hundreds of meters to several kilometers and length from several to tens of kilometers. The boundaries of depositional sets (red lines in left figure) indicate progradation due to longshore currents. The smaller scale cross-beds are the internal structures of sandwaves created by the tidal current. Oolite shoals can amalgamate and form an oolite shoal complex.

Internal Conceptional Model

Transverse View of an Oolitic Shoal

Complexity of Oolite Shoals

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Last updated May 2003