Session No. 23 Monday, November 5, 2001

8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Hynes Convention Center: 309
T66. Coal Systems Analysis: A New Approach to the Understanding of Coal Formation, Coal Quality and Environmental Considerations, and Coal as a Source Rock for Hydrocarbons
Peter D. Warwick and Robert C. Milici, Presiding
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23-08:00 AM COAL SYSTEMS–AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO THE STUDY OF COAL GEOLOGY: MILICI, R. C., WARWICK, P. D., CECIL, C. B., and GLUSKOTER, H. J., U.S. Geol Survey, 956 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, rmilici@usgs.gov
23-08:15 AM PEAT FORMATION: INITIAL PHASE OF COAL SYSTEMS: NEUZIL, Sandra G. and CECIL, C. Blaine, MS 956, U.S. Geol Survey, Reston, VA 20192, sneuzil@usgs.gov
23-08:30 AM EXTENSIVE LATE HOLOCENE PEAT DEPOSITS IN THE ORINOCO DELTA, VENEZUELA–A MODERN ANALOG FOR COAL DEVELOPMENT IN A TROPICAL DELTA: WARNE, Andrew G.1, WHITE, William A.2, ASLAN, Andres3, and GUEVARA, Edgar H.2, (1) U.S. Geol Survey, 651 Federal Drive, Suite 400-15, Guaynabo, PR 00965, agwarne@usgs.gov, (2) Bureau of Economic Geology, The Univ of Texas at Austin, University Station, Box X, Austin, 00965, (3) Department of Physical and Environmental Science, Mesa State College, PO Box 2647, Grand Junction, CO 81501
23-08:45 AM THE GULF OF CARPENTARIA AS A MODERN TECTONIC AND EUSTATIC ANALOGUE FOR THE ILLINOIS BASIN DURING THE PENNSYLVANIAN: GLUSKOTER, Hal1, EDGAR, N. Terence2, CECIL, C. Blaine3, DULONG, Frank T.3, and DAMBERGER, Heinz H.4, (1) U. S. Geol Survey, MS 956 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, halg@usgs.gov, (2) U.S. Geol Survey, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, (3) MS 956, U.S. Geol Survey, Reston, VA 20192, (4) 1715 15th St, Boulder, CO 80302-6323
23-09:00 AM THE COALIFICATION PHASE OF COAL SYSTEMS: CECIL, C. Blaine, DULONG, Frank T., and NEUZIL, Sandra G., MS 956, U.S. Geol Survey, Reston, VA 20192, bcecil@usgs.gov
23-09:15 AM ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION OF SULFUR IN COALS: CHOU, Chen-Lin, Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820-6964, cchou@isgs.uiuc.edu.
23-09:30 AM A COMPARISON OF FOUR TROPICAL COAL SWAMPS FROM THE ILLINOIS BASIN DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE PENNSYLVANIAN ICE AGE: DIMICHELE, William A., Paleobiology, National Museum of Nat History, NHB mrc-121, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, dimichele.bill@nmnh.si.edu, PHILLIPS, Tom L., Univ Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, 505 S Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801-3707, and NELSON, W. John, Illinois State Geol Survey, 615 E. Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820
23-09:45 AM GEOLOGIC AND PALEOBOTANICAL EVOLUTION OF EARLY AND MIDDLE PENNSYLVANIAN STRATA IN THE WESTERN KENTUCKY COAL FIELD: EBLE, Cortland F.1, GREB, Stephen F.1, and WILLIAMS, David A.2, (1) Kentucky Geological Survey, Univ of Kentucky, 228 MMRB, UK, Lexington, KY 40506-0107, eble@kgs.mm.uky.edu, (2) Kentucky Geological Survey, Henderson Field Office, P.O. Box 653, 119 1/2 N. Main St, Henderson, KY 42420
23-010:00 AM SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL TRENDS OF LOWER AND MIDDLE PENNSYLVANIAN COALS, CENTRAL APPALACHIAN BASIN, U.S.A: GREB, Stephen F.1, EBLE, Cortland F.2, and CHESNUT, Donald R. Jr2, (1) Kentucky Geol Survey, 228 MMRB, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, greb@kgs.mm.uky.edu, (2) Kentucky Geological Survey, 228 MMRB, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0107
23-010:15 AM COAL FORMATION, SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY AND TECTONICS OF THE GERMAN VARISCIAN FORELAND (U.CARBONIFEROUS, GERMANY): SÜSS, Michael Peter, Institut f. Geologie u. Paläontologie, Univ of Tübingen, Sigwartstr. 10, Tübingen, 72074, Germany, suess@uni-tuebingen.de, DROZDZEWSKI, Günter, Geologisches Landesamt Nordrhein-Westfalen, De-Greiff-Str. 195, Krefeld, 47803, Germany, and SCHÄFER, Andreas, Geologisches Institut, Univ of Bonn, Nussallee 8, Bonn, 53115, Germany
23-010:30 AM PALYNOLOGY IN COAL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS—THE KEY TO FLORAS, CLIMATE, AND STRATIGRAPHY OF COAL-FORMING ENVIRONMENTS: NICHOLS, Douglas J., US Geol Survey, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225-0046, nichols@usgs.gov.
23-010:45 AM A COMPARISON OF LATE PALEOCENE AND LATE EOCENE LIGNITE DEPOSITIONAL SYSTEMS USING PALYNOLOGY, UPPER WILCOX AND UPPER JACKSON GROUPS, EAST-CENTRAL TEXAS: KLEIN, Jennifer M., Geological Sciences, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0053, jenniklein@hotmail.com, SANCAY, Recep Hayrettin, Turkish Petroleum Corporation, Ankara, Turkey, RAYMOND, Anne L., Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX 77843-3115, and YANCEY, Thomas E., Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX 77843-3115
23-011:00 AM COALS OF THE LOWER OLMOS FORMATION (UPPER CRETACEOUS) IN SOUTH TEXAS, AND COAHUILA, MEXICO: PRELIMINARY CSM (COAL-SYSTEM MODEL) DATA: WARWICK, Peter D.1, HOOK, Robert W.2, BARKER, Charles E.3, GOSE, Matt4, KLEIN, Jennifer M.5, NICHOLS, Douglas J.3, SANFILIPO, John R.1, and KARLSEN, Alexander W.1, (1) Energy Resources Team, U.S. Geol Survey, 956 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, pwarwick@usgs.gov, (2) Consultant, Austin, TX 78746, (3) US Geol Survey, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225-0046, (4) Consultant, San Antonio, TX 78209, (5) Geological Sciences, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0053
23-011:15 AM TEXTURAL CONTROLS ON COALBED METHANE CONTENT IN THE SUBBITUMINOUS COAL OF THE POWDER RIVER BASIN: FLORES, Romeo M., US Geol Survey, PO Box 25046, Denver, CO 80225-0046, rflores@usgs.gov, MOORE, Timothy A., CRL Energy Ltd, P.O. Box 29-415, Christchurch, New Zealand, STANTON, Ronald W., US Geol Survey, 956 National Ctr, Reston, VA 20192-0001, and STRICKER, Gary D., U.S. Geological Survey, Box 25046, MS 939, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225
23-011:30 AM COMPETING MODELS FOR THE FRUITLAND FORMATION COAL AND COAL-BED METHANE SYSTEM OF THE SAN JUAN BASIN, NEW MEXICO AND COLORADO: FASSETT, James E., U. S. Geol Survey, Emeritus, 552 Los Nidos Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87501, jimfassett@qwest.net.
23-011:45 AM COAL BED METHANE FORMATION AND WATER MOVEMENT: APPLICATIONS OF THE I-129 AND CL-36 SYSTEMS: FEHN, Udo, Earth and Env. Sci, Univ of Rochester, 207 Hutchison Hall, Rochester, NY 14627, fehn@earth.rochester.edu, SNYDER, Glen, Earth and Env. Sci, Univ of Rochester, 227 Hutchison Hall, Rochester, NY 14627, RIESE, Walter C., 22003 Castlewind Cir, Katy, TX 77450-8639, FRANKS, Stephen G., RockFluid Systems Inc, 2200 Old Orchard Drive, Plano, TX 75023, and MORAN, Jean E., Lawrence Livermore National Lab, PO Box 808, Livermore, CA 94551-0808

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