Field Seminar: The Influence of Depositional Environments on Coal Stratigraphy

Title: The Influence of Depositional Environments on Coal Stratigraphy, Cretaceous Foreland Basin Deposits, Southwest Wyoming
Leader: Dr. John C. Horne, Orion International Limited
Dates: June 11-14, 2003
Overnights in Rock Springs, Wyoming
Sponsored by RMAG and PTTC

Published in: The Outcrop, April 2003, p. 19

Objectives and Highlights

This field seminar highlights coal depositional environments and stratigraphic relationships within a sequence stratigraphic framework. These concepts will be examined in Cretaceous foreland basin deposits of southwestern Wyoming. Large outcrop exposures will be visited on the fieldtrip to document a variety of coal facies relationships. Analog subsurface examples of these features will be discussed in the seminar and included in the guidebook.

About the Field Seminar Leader

Dr. Horne has more than thirty years technical and management experience in the petroleum industry, including more than 25 years of energy consulting in Rocky Mountain basins. He is a former AAPG Distinguished Lecturer and has taught industry courses in the applications of coal stratigraphy as well as depositional modeling and sequence stratigraphy in hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation.