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Benson

D. Joe Benson

Professor Emeritus

Education

  • PhD, University of Cincinnati, 1976
  • MS, University of Cincinnati, 1971
  • BS, College of Woster, 1968

Selected Publications

  • 1999, Benson, D.J., and Mancini, E.A., Diagenetic influence on reservoir development and quality in the Smackover updip basement ridge play, southwest Alabama: Transactions Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 49, p. 96-101.
  • 1998, Mancini, E.A., and Benson, D.J., Upper Jurassic Smackover carbonate reservoir, Appleton Field Escambia County, Alabama, 3-D seismic case history study: in J.L. Allen, T.S. Brown, C.J. John, and C.F. Lobo (eds.), 3-D Seismic Case Histories from the Gulf Coast Basin, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Special Publication, p. 1-14.
  • 1998, Nolte, R.A., and Benson, D.J., Silica diagenesis of Mississippian carbonates of Northern Alabama: Transactions Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 48, p. 301-310.
  • 1998, Mancini, E.A., Parcell, W.C., Benson, D.J., Chen, H., and Yang, W-T., Geological and computer modeling of Upper Jurassic Smackover reef and carbonate shoal lithofacies, Eastern Gulf Coastal Plain: Transactions Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, v. 48, p. 225-234.
  • 1998, Mancini, E.A., and Benson, D.J., Fracture porosity and stylolites in Upper Jurassic Norphlet Sandstone and Smackover carbonate deep gas reservoirs, northeastern Gulf of Mexico: Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, Fractured Reservoirs: Practical Exploration and Development Strategies Symposium, p. 365-368.
  • 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, Benson, D.J., Schroeder, W.W., and Shultz, A.W., Sandstone hardbottoms along the western rim of DeSoto Canyon, northeast Gulf of Mexico: Transactions Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies, v. 47, p. 43-48.
  • 1997, Benson, D.J., Groshong, R.H., Fang, J.H., Pultz, L.M., Mancini, E.A., and Carlson, E.S., Petroleum geology of Appleton Field, Escambia County, Alabama: Transactions Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies, v. 47, p. 35-42.
  • 1996, Benson, D.J., Pultz, L.M., and Bruner, D.D., The influence of paleoto-pography, sea level fluctua-tion, and carbonate productivity on deposition of the Smackover and Buckner Formations, Appleton Field, Escambia County, Ala-bama: Trans-actions Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies, v. 46, p. 15-23.
  • 1996, Benson, D.J., Classification of heterogeneities in Smackover reservoirs, south-west Alabama: Geo-logical Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 28, no. 2, p. 3.
  • 1993, Benson, D.J., Batchelder, E.C., and Hooks, J.D., Deposition and diagenesis of the Knox Group in the Southernmost Appalachians:American Association Petroleum Geologists Convention Program, p. 74-75
  • 1992, Nolte, R.A., and Benson, D.J., Genesis of cherts in Upper Mississippian carbonates of northern Alabama: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 24, no. 2, p. 55-56.
  • 1991, Benson, D.J., Markland, L.A., and Powers, T.J., Paleotopographic control on Smackover reservoir evolution: Southwest Alabama: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 75, p. 540-41.
  • 1990, Benson, D.J., Origin of Smackover Dolomites: Southwest Alabama: American Association Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 74, p. 609.
  • 1988, Vaughan, R.L., and Benson, D.J., Diagenesis of the Upper Jurassic Norphlet Formation, Mobile and Baldwin Counties and offshore Alabama: Transactions Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies, v. 38, p. 543-551.
  • 1988, Benson, D.J., Depositional history of the Smackover Formation in Southwest Alabama: Transactions Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies, v. 338, p. 197-205.
  • 1986, Benson, D.J., Structural and stratigraphic setting of the Middle Ordovician of Alabama: in Benson, D.J., and Stock, C.W. (editors), Shelf to basin transition in Middle Ordovician carbonates of the Alabama Appalachians: Field Trip Guidebook, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1986 Annual Meeting, p. 2-15.
  • 1986, Benson, D.J., Depositional setting and history: in Benson, D.J., and Stock, C.W. (editors), Shelf to basin transition in Middle Ordovician carbonates of the Alabama Appalachians: Field Trip Guidebook, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1986 Annual Meeting, p. 38-58.
  • 1985, Benson, D.J., Diagenetic controls on reservoir development and quality, Smackover Formation of southwest Alabama: Transactions Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies, v. 35, p. 317-326.
  • 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 Third Annual Research Conference GCS-SEPM , p. 1-17.
  • 1983, Benson, D.J. and Mink, R.M., Depositional history and petroleum potential of Middle and Upper Ordovician strata of the Alabama Appalachians: Transactions Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies, v. 33, p. 67-79.
  • 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: Transactions Gulf Coast Association Geological Societies, v. 32, p. 67-76.