One outcome of the CASCADE meeting was to include a bibliography of topical, current and peer-reviewed journal articles which are relevant to the Carboniferous geology of the UK (with a particular focus on shale).


This section includes a bibliography of articles with links (where possible) to external sources.

Featured Articles

Recent Publications

Newport, L.P., Aplin, A.C., Gluyas, J.G., Greenwell, H.C., Gröcke, D.R., 2016, Geochemical and lithological controls on a potential shale reservoir: Carboniferous Holywell Shale, Wales, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 71, pp. 198-210. DOI:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.11.026

Könitzer, Sven F.  ; Stephenson, Michael H.  ; Davies, Sarah J.  ; Vane, Christopher H.  ; Leng, Melanie J., 2016, Significance of sedimentary organic matter input for shale gas generation potential of Mississippian Mudstones, Widmerpool Gulf, UK. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 224 (2), pp. 146-168.

Słowakiewicz M., Tucker, M.E., Vane, C.H., Harding, R., Collins, A., Pancost, R.D., 2015, Shale-Gas Potential of the Mid-Carboniferous Bowland-Hodder Unit in the Cleveland Basin (Yorkshire), Central Britain, Journal of Petroleum Geology, 38(1), pp.59-76. DOI: 10.1111/jpg.12598

Gross, D., Sachsenhofer, R.F., Bechtel, A., Pytlak, L., Rupprecht, B., Wegerer, E., 2015, Organic geochemistry of Mississippian shales (Bowland Shale Formation) in central Britain: Implications for depositional environment, source rock and gas shale potential, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 59, pp. 1-21. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.07.022

Hennissen, J. A. I., M. J. Head, et al. (2014). "Palynological evidence for a southward shift of the North Atlantic Current at ~2.6 Ma during the intensification of late Cenozoic Northern Hemisphere glaciations." Paleoceanography: 2013PA002543.

Könitzer, S.F., Davies, S.J., Stephenson, M.H. & Leng, M.J., 2014. Depositional controls on mudstone lithofacies in a basinal setting: implications for the delivery of sedimentary organic matter. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84, 198-214. DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2014.18

De Schepper, S., J. Groeneveld, Naafs, B.D.A., Van Renterghem, C., Hennissen, J.,Head. M.J. (2013). "Northern Hemisphere Glaciation during the Globally Warm Early Late Pliocene." PLoS ONE 8(12): e81508.

Davies, S.J., Leng, M.J., Macquaker, J.H.S., Hawkins, K., 2012, Sedimentary process control on carbon isotope composition of sedimentary organic matter in an ancient shallow-water shelf succession, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 13 (1), Q0AI04. DOI: 10.1029/2012GC004218

Könitzer, S.F., Leng, M.J., Davies, S.J., Stephenson, M.H. 2012 An assessment of geochemical preparation methods prior to organic carbon concentration and carbon isotope ratio analyses of fine-grained sedimentary rocks. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13, Q0AI02   DOI: 10.1029/2012GC004094

Waters, C.N., Condon, D.J., 2012, Nature and timing of Late Mississippian to Mid-Pennsylvanian glacio-eustatic sea-level changes of the Pennine Basin, UK, Journal of the Geological Society, 169 (1), pp. 37-51. DOI: 10.1144/0016-76492011-047

 

Bibliography

Pulications on the Carboniferous of the UK

 Andrews, I.J., 2013, The Carboniferous Bowland Shale gas study: geology and resource estimation. British Geological Survey for Department of Energy and Climate Change, London, UK. URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/503839

Armstrong, J.P., Smith, J., D’Elia, V.A.A., Trueblood, S.P., 1997, The occurrence and correlation of oils and Namurian source rocks in the Liverpool Bay- North Wales area, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 124, pp. 195-211. DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.1997.124.01.12

Bott, M.H.P., Johnson, G.A.L., 1967, The controlling mechanism of Carboniferous cyclic sedimentation, Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, 122, pp. 421-441. DOI: 10.1144/gsjgs.122.1.0421

Church, K.D., Gawthorpe, R.L., 1994, High resolution sequence stratigraphy of the late Namurian in the Widmerpool Gulf (East Midlands, UK), Marine and Petroleum Geology, 11, pp. 528-544. DOI: 10.1016/0264-8172(94)90066-3

Collinson, J.D., 1988, Controls on Namurian sedimentation in the Central Province basins of northern England, in Sedimentation in a Synorogenic Basin Complex: the Upper Carboniferous of Northwest Europe (eds Besly B. M., Kelling G), Blackie, Glasgow, pp. 85–101, ISBN: 0216920256.

Davies, S. J. & McLean, D. 1996. Spectral gamma ray and palynological characterisation of marine bands in the Kinderscoutian (Namurian, late Carboniferous) of the Pennine Basin. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 51, pp. 103-114.

Davies, S.J., Hampson, G.J., Elliott, T., Flint, S.S., 1999, Continental-scale sequence stratigraphy of the Namurian, Upper Carboniferous and its applications to reservoir prediction, Petroleum Geology of NW Europe: Proceedings of the 5th Conference, edited by A. J. Fleet and S. A. R. Boldy, pp. 757–770, Geol. Soc., London. DOI: 10.1144/0050757

Davies, S.J., 2008, The record of Carboniferous sea-level change in low latitude sedimentary successions from Britain and Ireland during the onset of the ate Paleozoic ice age, in, Fielding, C.R., Frank, T.D., and Isbell, J.L., eds., Resolving the Late Paleozoic Ice Age in Time and Space: Geological Society of America Special Paper 441, 187-204.

Davies, S.J., Leng, M.J., Macquaker, J.H.S., Hawkins, K., 2012, Sedimentary process control on carbon isotope composition of sedimentary organic matter in an ancient shallow-water shelf succession, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 13 (1), Q0AI04. DOI: 10.1029/2012GC004218

Fraser, A.J., Gawthorpe, R.L., 1990, Tectono-stratigraphic development and hydrocarbon habitat of the Carboniferous in northern England,  Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 55, pp. 49-86. DOI: 10.1144/GSL.SP.1990.055.01.03

Fraser, A.J., Gawthorpe, R.L., 2003, An Atlas of Carboniferous Basin Evolution in Northern England, Geological Society Memoirs, 28, 88 pages. ISBN: 1862391351

Gross, D., Sachsenhofer, R.F., Bechtel, A., Pytlak, L., Rupprecht, B., Wegerer, E., 2015, Organic geochemistry of Mississippian shales (Bowland Shale Formation) in central Britain: Implications for depositional environment, source rock and gas shale potential, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 59, pp. 1-21. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2014.07.022

Guion, P.D., Fielding, C.R., 1988, Westphalian A and B sedimentation in the Pennine Basin, UK, in Sedimentation in a Synorogenic Basin Complex: the Upper Carboniferous of Northwest Europe (eds Besly B. M., Kelling G), Blackie, Glasgow, pp. 85–101, ISBN: 0216920256.

Hennissen, J. A. I., M. J. Head, et al. (2014). "Palynological evidence for a southward shift of the North Atlantic Current at ~2.6 Ma during the intensification of late Cenozoic Northern Hemisphere glaciations." Paleoceanography: 2013PA002543.

Könitzer, S.F., Leng, M.J., Davies, S.J., Stephenson, M.H. 2012 An assessment of geochemical preparation methods prior to organic carbon concentration and carbon isotope ratio analyses of fine-grained sedimentary rocks, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13, Q0AI02   DOI: 10.1029/2012GC004094

Könitzer, S.F., Davies, S.J., Stephenson, M.H. & Leng, M.J., 2014. Depositional controls on mudstone lithofacies in a basinal setting: implications for the delivery of sedimentary organic matter, Journal of Sedimentary Research, 84, 198-214. DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2014.18

Könitzer, Sven F.  ; Stephenson, Michael H.  ; Davies, Sarah J.  ; Vane, Christopher H.  ; Leng, Melanie J., 2016 Significance of sedimentary organic matter input for shale gas generation potential of Mississippian Mudstones, Widmerpool Gulf, UK. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 224 (2), pp. 146-168.

Martinsen, O.J., Collinson, J.D., Holdsworth, B.K., 1995, Millstone Grit cyclicity revisited, II: sequence stratigraphy and sedimentary responses to changes of relative sea-level, Sedimentary Facies Analysis: A Tribute to the Research and Teaching of Harold G. Reading (ed A. G. Plint), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. DOI: 10.1002/9781444304091.ch13

Newport, L.P., Aplin, A.C., Gluyas, J.G., Greenwell, H.C., Gröcke, D.R., 2016, Geochemical and lithological controls on a potential shale reservoir: Carboniferous Holywell Shale, Wales, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 71, pp. 198-210. DOI:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2015.11.026

Ramsbottom, W.H.C., 1974, The Namurian of North Wales, in Owen, T.R., The Upper Palaeozoic and post-Palaeozoic of North Wales, Cardiff University Press, 426 pages, ISBN: 0-7083-0555-5.

Ramsbottom, W.H.C., 1977, Major cycles of transgression and regression (mesothems) in the Namurian, Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 41, pp. 261-291.

Ramsbottom, W.H.C., 1978, Namurian mesothems in South Wales and northern France, Journal of the Geological Society, 135, pp. 307-312. DOI: 10.1144/gsjgs.135.3.0307

Słowakiewicz M., Tucker, M.E., Vane, C.H., Harding, R., Collins, A., Pancost, R.D., 2015, Shale-Gas Potential of the Mid-Carboniferous Bowland-Hodder Unit in the Cleveland Basin (Yorkshire), Central Britain, Journal of Petroleum Geology, 38(1), pp.59-76. DOI: 10.1111/jpg.12598

Stephenson, M.H., Millward, D., Leng, M.J., Vane, C.H., 2008, Palaeoecological and possible evolutionary effects of early Namurian (Serpukhovian, Carboniferous) glacioeustatic cyclicity, Journal of the Geological Society, London, 165, pp. 993-1005. DOI: 10.1144/0016-76492007-153

Waters, C.N., and Davies, S.J., 2006, Carboniferous: extensional basins, advancing deltas and coal swamps, in Brenchley, P.J. and Rawson, P.F. eds., The Geology of England and Wales: The Geological Society London, 173-224.

Waters, C.N., Waters, R.A., Barclay, W.J., Davies, J.R., 2009, A lithostratigraphical framework for the Carboniferous successions of southern Great Britain (Onshore), British Geological Survey Research, Report RR/09/01.

Waters, C.N., 2009, Carboniferous geology of Northern England, Journal Open University Geological Society, 30 (2), pp. 5-16. URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/10713

Waters, C.N., Condon, D.J., 2012, Nature and timing of Late Mississippian to Mid-Pennsylvanian glacio-eustatic sea-level changes of the Pennine Basin, UK, Journal of the Geological Society, 169 (1), pp. 37-51. DOI: 10.1144/0016-76492011-047

Conference Abstracts and Presentations

2016

Newport, S.M., Taylor, K.G., Hough, E., Worden, R.H., 2016, Insights into sedimentological and diagenetic processes within a major shale gas play: the Mississippian Bowland Shale, UK. AAPG Annual Convention, Calgary, AB, Canada (20th June 2016). [Poster presentation - Theme 1: Insights into Mudstone Stratigraphy (SEPM)].

Fleming, C., Hough, E., Kemp, S.J., Cave, N., 2016, Feasibility of ASD AgriSpec analysis to indicate mineralogy of a potential shale gas reservoir from west Lancashire, UK. Oral presentation to ERE4.2 Unconventional hydrocarbon resources: Advances and new technologies, EGU General Assembly (April 2016), Vienna, Austria.

2015

Emmings, J, Davies, S., Stephenson, M., Vane, C. and Leng, M. 2015. Investigating the Bowland Shale: Preliminary Insights into Understanding the Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Organic Matter, Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly 2015, Vol. 17, EGU2015-12061.

Emmings. J., Davies, S., Stephenson, M., Vane, C. and Leng, M. 2015. The Bowland Shale at Outcrop: Understanding the Role of Modern Weathering  in the UK, Oral presentation at the 54th Annual General Meeting of the British Sedimentological Research Group.

Ma. L., Taylor, K.G., Lee, P.D., Dowey, P.J., Courtois, L., 2015, Multi-scale 3D quantification of an organic-rich mudstone, the Carboniferous Bowland Shale. 54th Annual General Meeting of the British Sedimentological Research Group.

Newport, S.M., Taylor, K.G., Hough, E., Worden, R.H., 2015, The Carboniferous Bowland Shale Formation (UK): Understanding the Sedimentological and Diagenetic Processes within a potential Shale Gas Exploration Play. Poster presented at the 54th Annual General Meeting of the British Sedimentological Research Group.

Hennissen, J., Hough, E., Vane, C.H., Stephenson, M.H., 2015, Characterisation of the organic content of Arnsbergian (Serpukhovian, early Namurian) mudstones from the Widmerpool Gulf, UK Pennine Basin. Poster presented at the 2015 Geological Society, London, Lyell Meeting.

 

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