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Kevin Nick, PhD
Associate Professor, Earth and Biological Sciences
School of Medicine
Member, Geology, SST, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Publications    Scholarly Journals--Published
  • Esperante, R., Muniz Guinea, F., Nick, K. E., 2009, Taphonomy of a Mysticeti whale in the Lower Pliocene Huelva Sands Formation (Southern Spain), Geologica ACTA; vol. 7 (4), 489-504 DOI: 10.1344/105.000001451 .,  Source: GEOLOGICA ACTA    Volume: 7    Issue: 4    Pages: 489-504

    ( 12/2009 ) Link...
  • Esperante, Raul, Leonard Brand, Kevin E. Nick, Orlando Poma, and Mario Urbina, 2008, Exceptional occurrence of fossil baleen in shallow marine seduments of the Neogene Pisco Formation, Southern Peru: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 257, p. 344-360. ( 7/2007 - 3/2008 )
  • Nick, Kevin E., Michael W. Conway, and Kathleen S. Fowler, 1995, The relation of diagenetic clays and sulfates to the treatment of coal bed methane reservoirs: paper number SPE 30736, preseented at the 1995 SPE annual meeting, October, 1995, pp. 363-372. ( 10/1995 )
    Field procedures and laboratory experiments to stimulate production from coalbed methane reservoirs have largely been designed from experience with fractured reservoirs and coal geochemistry. This paper describes experiments to investigate the occurrence of cements in the permeability pathways in coal samples from mines and cores and how these diagenetic materials interact with completion and stimulation fluids based on core flow tests. Core flow testing of coals generally suggests damage by polymers and stimulation by several acids. Examination of cleat surfaces from teh Mary Lee and Black Creek coal seams in the Black Warrior Basin and Fruitland coal from the San Juan Basin by light microscopy, SEM, and XRD analyses show the presence of carbonate, quartz, and iron sulfide cements in impermeable cleats and quartz, illite, kaolinite, barite, gypsum, and iron sulfates in permeable fractures. Fracture morphology is also complex with many branching shapes and surface textures. Illite is typically the most abundant clay and is also interlaminated with or interspersed in the coal. Kaolinite is most likely to migrate and its occurrence in meniscus forms and packed against steps in the cleats document mobility. Coal fines are also present in the cleats, concentrated with clays at steps and bends in the cleats. Injection of fluorescin tagged guar through coal plugs demonstrated the polymer''''s affinity for clay and identified permeability pathways in coal.
  • Nick, Kevin E., R.Douglas Elmore, and K. Xia, 1991, Paleomagnetic and petrographic evidece for early magnetizations in successive terra-rosa paleosols, Lower-Pennsylvanian Black rince Limestone, Arizona: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 96, p. 9873-9886. ( 1/1991 )
  • Nick, Kevin E., and R. Douglas Elmore. "Paleomagnetism of the Cambrian Royer Dolomite and Pennsylvanian Collings Ranch Conglomerate, southern Oklahoma: An early Paleozoic magnetization and non-pervasive remagnetization by weathering." GSA Bulletin, 102. (1990): 1517-1525. ( 1/1990 )
  • Cullen, A., D. Fruit, K. Nick, J. Swartz, T. Hillegeist, D. Kaiser, and R.D. Elmore, 1989, Atoka Formation, Brushy Narrows Section, Indian Nations Turnpike: in Suneson, N.H., J.A. Campbell, and M.J. Tilford (eds.) Geology and resources of the Frontal Belt of the Western Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma, Field Trip No. 2 AAPG Mid-Continent Section p. 63-67. ( 9/1989 )
  • Cullen, A., D. Fruit, K. Nick, J. Swartz, T. Hillegeist, D. Kaiser, and R.D. Elmore, 1989, Sandy tempestites in the lower/middle Atoka Formation, southeastern Oklahoma: in Suneson, N.H., J.A. Campbell, and M.J. Tilford (eds.) Geology and resources of the Frontal Belt of the Western Ouachita Mountains, Oklahoma, Field Trip No. 2 AAPG Mid-Continent Section p. 155-168. ( 9/1989 )
  Scholarly Journals--Accepted
  • Nyborg, Toerrey, Kevin E. Nick, Paul H. Buchheim, 2012, Stratigraphy, age, and formal designation of the Pliocene Copper Canyon Formation, Death Valley National Park, California. Submitted to Geological Journal May, 2012.

    ( 0/2012 )
  Books and Chapters
  • Elmore, R.D., Kevin E. Nick, Karen A. Cochran, and Lisa D. Crawford, 1988, Paleomagnetism of the Cambro-Ordovician Arbuckle Group and associated deposits in the southern Oklahoma aulacogen: Evidence for block rotations, Geophysical Research Letters, v. 15, p. 380-383. ( 9/1988 )
  • Elmore, R.D., M.H. Engel, L. Crawford, K. Nick, S. Imbus, and Z. Sofer, 1987, Evidence for a relationship between hydrocarbons and authigenic magnetite, Nature, v. 325, p. 428-430. ( 7/1987 )