Ernest A. Mancini












B.S. 1969, Albright College
M.S. 1972, Southern Illinois University
Ph.D. 1974, Texas A&M University

Email: emancini@geo.ua.edu


Geoscientist Named UA BURMUN WINNER

MANCINI SELECTED AS BLACKMON-MOODY PROFESSOR AT UA – Dr. Ernest A. Mancini, distinguished research professor of petroleum geology and stratigraphy at UA, has been named the winner of the Blackmon-Moody Outstanding Professor Award for 2007.

Dr. Mancini is written up in University magazine 2005 Collegian in article entitled “Evolution of a Rock Star: National geosciences leader grounded in his students”

AGI Profile – published in the November 2004 issue of Geotimes

Mancini named UA distinguished research professor
March 15, 2005 University of Alabama News

Research Interests

Primary areas of research are petroleum geology, sedimentary basin studies, and stratigraphic analysis. Research focus is on reservoir characterization and modeling, petroleum systems, and application of stratigraphic analysis in petroleum exploration, stratal correlation, and sedimentary basin studies.

Representative Publications

2008, Mancini, E.A., Paleogene lowstand systems tract sandstone deposits of the eastern Gulf Coastal Plain: potential reservoir facies in the offshore northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 58:669-675.

2008, Mancini, E.A., Li., P., Ramirez, V.O., Goddard, D.A., and Talukdar, S.C., Mesozoic (Upper Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous) deep gas reservoir play, central and eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, USA, Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull. 92:283-308.

2008, Mancini, E.A., Obid, J., Badali, M., Liu, K., and Parcell, W.C., Sequence-stratigraphic analysis of Jurassic and Cretaceous strata and petroleum exploration in the central and eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, United States, Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull. 92:1655-1686.

2008, Mancini, E.A., Parcell, W.C., Ahr, W.M., Ramirez, V.O., Llinas, J.C., and Cameron, M., Upper Jurassic updip stratigraphic trap and associated Smackover Microbial and nearshore carbonate facies, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, USA, Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull. 92:409-434.

2008, Katz, B.J., Mancini, E.A., and Kitchka, A.A., A review and technical summary of the AAPG Hedberg Research Conference on origin of petroleum-biogenic and/or abiogenic and its significance in petroleum exploration, Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull. 92:549-556.

2008, Goddard, D.A., Mancini, E.A., Horn, M.R., and Talukdar, S.C., 2008, Hydrocarbon generating potential: Jurassic Cotton Valley-Bossier Group, North Louisiana Salt Basin, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 58:305-324.

2007, Mancini, E.A., Goddard, D.A., Li, P., and Ramirez, V.O., Gas potential of deeply buried Mesozoic facies and reservoirs in the onshore interior salt basins, north central and northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 57:543-555.

2007, Scott, R.W., Molineux, A., Loser, H., and Mancini, E.A., Lower Albian sequence stratigraphy and coral buildups: Glen Rose Formation, Texas, U.S.A., Cretaceous Rudists and Carbonate Platforms: Environmental Feedback, SEPM Special Publication No. 87, p. 181-191.

2006, Mancini, E.A., Goddard, D.A., Obid, J.A., and Ramirez, V.O., Characterization of Jurassic and Cretaceous facies and petroleum reservoirs in the interior salt basins, central and eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, East Texas Geological Society Symposium Volume, p. 11-1 to 11-27.

2006, Mancini, E.A., Parcell, W.C., Ahr, W.M., Upper Jurassic Smackover thrombolite buildups and associated nearshore facies, southwest Alabama, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 56:551-563.

2006, Mancini, E.A., and Scott, R.W., Sequence stratigraphy of Comanchean Cretaceous outcrop strata of northeast and south central Texas: Implications for enhanced petroleum exploration, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 56:539-550.

2006, Mancini, E.A., and others, Improved oil recovery from Upper Jurassic Smackover carbonates through the application of advanced technologies at Womack Hill oil field, Choctaw and Clarke Counties, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, DOE Project Final Technical Report, DE-FC-00BC15129, 364 p.

2006, Mancini, E.A., and others, Basin analysis and petroleum system characterization and modeling, interior salt basins, central and eastern Gulf of Mexico, US DOE Project Final Technical Report, Phase I, DE-FC26-03NT15395, 427 p.

2006, Mancini, E.A., and others, T-R cycle characterization and imaging: advanced diagnostic methodology for petroleum reservoir and trap detection and delineation, US DOE Project Final Technical Report, DE-FC26-03NT15409, 246 p.

2006, Mancini, E.A., and others, Resource assessment of the in-place and potentially recoverable deep natural gas resource of the onshore interior salt basins, north central and northeastern Gulf of Mexico, US DOE Project Final Technical Report, DE-FC26-03NT41875, 173 p.

2005, Mancini, E.A., Li, P., Goddard, D.A., and Zimmerman, R.K., Petroleum source rocks of the onshore interior salt basins, north central and northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 55:486-504.

2005, Mancini, E.A., Llinas, J.C., Scott, R.W., and Llinas, R., Potential reef-reservoir facies: Lower Cretaceous deep-water thrombolites, onshore central Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 55:505-515.

2005, Mancini, Ernest A., and Puckett, T.M., Upper Jurassic and Cretaceous transgressive-regressive (T-R) cycles, northern Gulf of Mexico, USA, Stratigraphy 2:31-48.

2005, Mancini, E.A., Scott, R.W., and Llinas, J.C., Lower Cretaceous carbonate petroleum reservoir characterization, northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Minerals Management Service Final Technical Report, 71 p

2004, Mancini, E.A., Aurell, M., Llinas, J.C., Parcell, W.C., Badenas, B., and Benson, D.J., Upper Jurassic thrombolite reservoir play, northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull., v.88, pg. 1575-1602.

2004, Mancini, E.A., Blasingame, T.A., Archer, R., Panetta, B.J., Haynes, C.D., and Benson, D.J., Improving hydrocarbon recovery from mature oil fields producing from carbonate facies through integrated geoscientific and engineering reservoir characterization and modeling studies, Upper Jurassic Smackover Formation, Womack Hill Field (Eastern Gulf Coast, USA), Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull., v. 88, pg. 1629-1651.

2004, Mancini, E.A., Blasingame, T.A., Archer, R., Hart, B.S., and Benson, D.J., Integrated geologic-engineering models for reef and carbonate shoals associated with paleohighs: Upper Jurassic Smackover Formation, northeastern Gulf of Mexico, DOE Project Technical Report, Final Report, DE-FC26-00BC15303, 430p.

2004, Mancini, E.A., Blasingame, T.A., Archer, R., Hart, B.S., and Benson, D.J., Improved oil recovery from Upper Jurassic Smackover carbonates through the application of advanced technologies at Womack Hill oil field, Choctaw and Clarke Counties, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, DOE Topical Technical Report, Final Report, Phase I, DE-FC26-00BC15129, 300p.

2003, Mancini, E. A., Parcell, W.C., Puckett, T.M., and Benson, D.J., Upper Jurassic (Oxfordian Smackover carbonate petroleum system characterization and modeling, Mississippi Interior Salt Basin area, northeastern Gulf of Mexico, USA, Carbonates and Evaporites 18:125-150.

2003, Mancini, E.A. and Puckett, T.M., Petroleum potential of aggrading sandstones of transgressive-regressive cycles in the Mississippi-Alabama Area,Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 53: 527-536.

2002, Mancini, E.A., and Panetta, B.J., Reservoir characterization and modeling of Upper Jurassic Smackover carbonate shoal complex reservoirs, Womack Hill oil field, Choctaw and Clarke Counties, Alabama, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 52: 707-716.

2002, Mancini, E.A., and Puckett, T.M., Transgressive-regressive cycles: application to petroleum exploration for hydrocarbons associated with Cretaceous shelf carbonates and coastal and fluvial-deltaic siliciclastics, northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Sequence Stratigraphic Models for Exploration and Production: Evolving Methodology, Emerging Models and Application Case Histories: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Research Conference, Gulf Coast Section, SEPM Foundation, p.173-199.

2002, Mancini, E.A., Puckett, T.M., Parcell, W.C., Llinas, J.C., Kopaska-Merkel, D.C., and Townsend, R.N., Basin analysis of the Mississippi Interior Salt Basin and petroleum system modeling of the Jurassic Smackover Formation, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, U.S. Department of Energy, DE-FG22-96BC14946, 487p.

2002, Mancini, E.A., and Puckett, T.M., Transgressive-regressive cycles in Lower Cretaceous strata, Mississippi Interior Salt Basin area of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Cretaceous Research 23: 409-438.

2001, Mancini, E.A. (ed.), Sequence Stratigraphic and Allostratigraphic Principles and Concepts, AAPG Hedberg Research Conference, Program and Abstracts Volume, p. 61

2001, Mancini, E.A., Badali, M., Puckett, T.M., Parcell, W.C., and Llinas, J.C., Mesozoic carbonate petroleum systems in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, Petroleum Systems of Deep-Water Basins: Global and Gulf of Mexico Experience, Proceedings of the 21st Annual Research Conference, Gulf Coast Section, SEPM Foundation, p. 423-451.

2001, Mancini, E.A., Cate, D., Blasingame, T., Major, R.P., Brown, L., and Stafford, W., Improved oil recovery from Upper Jurassic Smackover carbonates through the application of advanced technologies at Womack Hill oil field, Choctaw and Clarke Counties, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, U.S. Department of Energy, DE-FC26-00BC15129, 89p.

2001, Mancini, E.A., and Parcell, W.C., Outcrop analogs for reservoir characterization and modeling of Smackover microbial reefs in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico area, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 51: 207-228.

2000, Mancini, E.A., Benson, D.J., Hart, B.S., Balch, R.S., Parcell, W.C., and Panetta, B.J., Appleton field case study (eastern Gulf Coastal Plain): field development model for Upper Jurassic microbial reef reservoirs associated with paleotopographic basement structures, Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull. 84:1699-1717.

2000, Mancini, E.A., and Puckett, T.M., Sequence stratigraphy and petroleum potential of Lower Cretaceous strata, Mississippi Interior Salt Basin, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 50:351-360.

2000, Mancini, E.A., Puckett, T.M., and Parcell, W.C. (eds.), Carbonate Reservoir Characterization and Modeling for Enhanced Hydrocarbon Discovery and Recovery, AAPG/EAGE International Research Conference, Program and Abstracts Volume, 68p.

2000, Bearden, Bennett L., Mancini, E. A., and Puckett, T.M., Salt anticline play in the Mississippi Interior Salt Basin, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 50:261-268.

1999, Mancini, E.A., Benson, D.J., Hart, R.S., Chen, H., Balch, R.S., Parcell, W.C., Wang, W.-T., and Panetta, B.J., Integrated geological, geophysical and computer modeling approach for predicting reef lithofacies and reservoirs: Upper Jurassic Smackover Formation, Appleton Field, Alabama, Advanced Reservoir Characterization for the Twenty-First Century, Proceedings of the 19th Annual Research Conference, Gulf Coast Section, SEPM Foundation, p. 235-247.

1999, Mancini, E.A., Parcell, W.C., and Puckett, T.M., Analysis of rift basins for optimum development: Mississippi Interior Salt Basin, Proceedings of the U.S. Department of Energy 1999 Oil and Gas Conference, 23p.

1999, Mancini, E.A., Parcell, W.C., and Puckett, T.M., Multidimensional burial and thermal history modeling of Mesozoic and Cenozoic strata in the Mississippi Interior Salt Basin, northeastern Gulf of Mexico, AAPG Hedberg Research Conference, 3p.

1999, Mancini, E.A., Parcell, W.C., and Puckett, T.M., Modeling of the burial and thermal histories of strata in the Mississippi Interior Salt Basin, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 49:332-341.

1999, Benson, D. J., and Mancini, E. A., Diagenetic influence on reservoir development and quality in the Smackover updip basement ridge play, southwest Alabama, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 49:94-101.

1999, Li, H., Chen, Hue-Chuan, and Mancini, E. A., Classification of porosity and permeability category with regression trees, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 49:20-22.

1999, Yang, W.T., Chen, Hue-Chuan, and Mancini, E. A., Prediction of porosity and permeability using a data mining approach: Appleton Field, Alabama, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Trans. 49:520-530.

1998, Mancini, E.A. and Benson, D.B., Upper Jurassic carbonate reservoir, Appleton Field, Escambia County, Alabama: 3-D seismic case history, in 3-D Seismic Case Histories from the Gulf Coast Basin, p. 1-14.

1998, Carlson, E.C., Benson, D.J., Groshong, R.H., and Mancini, E.A., Improved oil recovery from heterogeneous carbonate reservoirs associated with paleotopographic basement structures: Appleton Field, Alabama, SPE/DOE Eleventh Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, p. 99-105.

1997, Mancini, E.A. and Tew, B.H., Recognition of maximum flooding events in mixed siliciclastic-carbonate systems: Key to global chronostratigraphic correlation, Geology 25:351-354.

1997, Mancini, E. A., Epsman, M. L., and Stief, D. D., Characterization and evaluation of the Upper Jurassic Frisco City sandstone reservoir in southwestern Alabama utilizing fullbore formation micro imager technology, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 47:329-335.

1996, Mancini, E. A., Puckett, T. M., and Tew, B. H., Integrated biostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic framework for Upper Cretaceous strata of the eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, USA, Cretaceous Research 17:645-669.

1995, Mancini, E.A. and Tew, B.H., Geochronology, biostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy of a marginal marine to marine shelf stratigraphic succession: upper Paleocene and lower Eocene Wilcox Group, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, USA, SEPM Special Publication 54:281-293.

1995, Mink, R. M., and Mancini, E. A., Upper Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous oil reservoirs of the updip basement structural play, southwest Alabama, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 45:441ö448.

1994, Mancini, E.A., And Tew, B.H., Integrated biostratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic approach for intrabasin and interbasin correlations: Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene strata of the eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, USA, in Application of Sequence Stratigraphy to Oil Field Development, AAPG Hedberg Research Conference, p. M1-M5.

1994, Tew, B. H., and Mancini, E. A., Sequence stratigraphic setting of carbonate reservoirs: Upper Jurassic Smackover Formations, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, USA, in Application of Sequence Stratigraphy to Oil Field Development, AAPG Hedberg Research Conference, p. T1-T7.

1993, Mancini, E.A., Tew, B.H., and Mink, R.M., Petroleum source rock potential of Mesozoic condensed section deposits of southwest Alabama, in Source Rocks in a Sequence Stratigraphic Framework, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Studies in Geology 37:147-162.

1993, Mancini, E.A., and Tew, B. H., Eustasy versus subsidence: Lower Paleocene depositional sequences from southern Alabama, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, Geological Society of America Bulletin 105:3-17.

1992, Mancini, E. A., Tew, B. H., and Mink, R. M., Hydrocarbon productivity characteristics of Upper Jurassic Smackover carbonates, eastern Gulf Coastal Plain, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 42:237-244.

1992, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., and Tew, B. H., Norphlet fluvial and Eolian sandstone÷Alabama and Mississippi, in Atlas of Major Central and Eastern Gulf Coast Gas Reservoirs, p. 77-78.

1992, Mancini, E. A., and Mink, R. M., Upper Jurassic shallow marine carbonate and sandstoneöMAFLA region, in Atlas of Major Central and Eastern Gulf Coast Gas Reservoirs, p. 70-71.

1991, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., Tew, B. H., Kopaska Merkel, David C., and Mann, Steven D., Variability in carbonate reservoir heterogeneity among Jurassic Smackover oil plays of southwest Alabama, International Reservoir Characterization Technical Conference, 3rd, Tulsa, Oklahoma, DOE CONF 911125, NIPER 558/2, v. 2, 3RCö52ö1÷3RC 52-13.

1991, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., Tew, B. H., Kopaska Merkel, David C., and Mann, Steven D., Upper Jurassic Smackover oil plays in Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida panhandle, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 41:475-480.

1990, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., Tew, B. H., and Bearden, B. L., Natural gas plays in Jurassic reservoirs of southwestern Alabama and the Florida panhandle area, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 40:513-519.

1990, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., Bearden, B. L., Mann, S. D., and Bolin, D. E., Environments of deposition and petroleum geology of the Norphlet Formation (Jurassic), Hatter’s Pond Field, Mobile County, southwestern Alabama, in Sandstone Petroleum Reservoirs, Springer-Verlag, p. 153-180.

1990, Mancini, E. A., Tew, B. H., Mink, R. M., Jurassic sequence stratigraphy in the Mississippi interior salt basin, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions 40:521-529.

1989, Claypool, G. E., and Mancini, E. A., Geochemical relations of petroleum in Mesozoic resources and carbonate source rocks of Jurassic Smackover Formation, southwestern Alabama, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin 73:904-924.

1989, Mink, R. M., Bearden, B. L., and Mancini, E. A., Regional Jurassic geologic framework of Alabama coastal waters area and adjacent federal waters area, Marine Geology 90:39-50.

1988, Sexton, T. A., and Mancini, E. A., Coalbed methane gas development in northwestern Alabama÷a new frontier, Oil and Gas Journal 86(17): 55-58.

1988, Mink, R. M., Smith, C. C., Bearden, B. L., and Mancini, E. A., Regional geologic framework and petroleum geology of Miocene strata of Alabama coastal waters area and adjacent federal waters area, State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama Oil and Gas Report 16, 64p.

1988, Mink, R. M., Mancini, E. A., Bearden, B. L., and Smith, C. C., Middle and Upper Miocene natural gas sands in onshore and offshore Alabama, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 38:1ö6.

1988, Mink, R. M., Bearden, B. L., and Mancini, E. A., Regional geologic framework of the Norphlet Formation of the onshore and offshore Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida area, Oceans ’88 3:762-767.

1988, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., Bearden, B. L., and Hamilton, R. P., A look at recoverable gas reserves in the Jurassic Norphlet Formation of Alabama, Oil and Gas Journal 86: 62-64.

1987, Mink, R. M., Hamilton, R. P., Bearden, B. L., and Mancini, E. A., Determination of recoverable natural gas reserves for the Alabama coastal waters area, State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama Oil and Gas Report 13, 74p.

1987, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., Payton, J. W., and Bearden, B. L., Environments of deposition and petroleum geology of the Tuscaloosa Group (Upper Cretaceous), South Carlton and Pollard fields, southwestern Alabama, Am. Assoc. of Petroleum Geologists Bull. 71:1128-1142.

1987, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., Bearden, B. L., and Hamilton, R. P., Recoverable natural gas reserves from the Jurassic Norphlet Formation, Alabama coastal waters area, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 37:153-160.

1986, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., and Bearden, B. L., Integrated geological, geophysical and geochemical interpretation of Upper Jurassic petroleum trends in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 36:219-226.

1986, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., and Bearden, B. L., Upper Jurassic Norphlet petroleum potential÷on and off Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, Oil and Gas Journal 84:142-148.

1985, Mink, R. M., Bearden, B. L., and Mancini, E. A., Regional Jurassic geologic framework of Alabama coastal waters area and adjacent federal waters area, State Oil and Gas Board of Alabama Oil and Gas Report 12, 58p.

1985, Bearden, B. L., and Mancini, E. A., Petroleum geology of the Carter sandstone (Upper Mississippian) in the Black Warrior Basin of Alabama, Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull. 69:361-377.

1985, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., Bearden, B. L., and Wilkerson, R. P., Norphlet Formation (Upper Jurassic) of southwestern and offshore Alabama: Environments of deposition and petroleum geology, Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull. 69:881-898.

1985, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., and Bearden, B. L., Upper Jurassic Norphlet hydrocarbon potential along the regional peripheral fault trend in Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida panhandle, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 35:225-232.

1985, Mancini, E. A., and Mink, R. M., Petroleum production and hydrocarbon potential of Alabama’s coastal plain and territorial waters, in Habitat of Oil and Gas in the Gulf Coast, Proceedings of the 4th Ann. GCS SEPM Research Conf., p. 43-60.

1984, Benson, D. J., and Mancini, E. A., Porosity development and reservoir characteristics of the Smackover Formation in southwest Alabama, in Jurassic of the Gulf Rim, Proceedings of the 3rd Ann. GCS SEPM Research Conf., p. 1-17.

1984, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., and Bearden, B. L., Paleoenvironments and hydrocarbon potential of the Upper Jurassic Norphlet Formation of southwestern and offshore Alabama, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 34:151-135.

1984, Mancini, E. A., Mink, R. M., and Bearden, B. L., Petroleum geology of the Norphlet Formation (Upper Jurassic), southwest and offshore Alabama, Oil and Gas Journal, 82:147-150.

1983, Mancini, E. A., Bearden, B. L., Holmes, J. W., and Shepard, B. K., Geology of Alabama’s Black Warrior Basin, Oil and Gas Journal 81:147-154.

1982, Benson, D. J., and Mancini, E. A., Petrology and reservoir characteristics of the Smackover Formation, Hatter’s Pond Field; implications for Smackover exploration in southwestern Alabama, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 32:67-75.

1982, Mancini, E. A., and Payton, J. W., A look at lower Tuscaloosa petroleum potential in southwest Alabama, Oil and Gas Journal 80:105-110.

1982, Mancini, E. A., Upper Jurassic Smackover petroleum geology of southwest Alabama, Proceedings on the Second Symposium on the Geology of the Southeastern Coastal Plain, Georgia Geologic Survey Information Circular 53:76-87.

1981, Mancini, E. A., and Payton, J. W., Petroleum geology of South Carlton Field, lower Tuscaloosa Pilot Sand, Clarke and Baldwin Counties, Alabama, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 31:139-147.

1981, Mancini, E. A., and Benson, D.J., Smackover carbonate petroleum geology in southwest Alabama, Oil and Gas Journal 79:266-275.

1980, Mancini, E. A., and Benson, D. J., Regional stratigraphy of Upper Jurassic Smackover carbonates of southwest Alabama, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Socs. Trans. 30:151-165.