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Kansas Interdisciplinary Carbonates Consortium

What is KICC?

The KICC Program: Broad, Deep, Interdisciplinary

The Kansas Interdisciplinary Carbonates Consortium (KICC) is a research and training program specializing in carbonate sediments, rocks and reservoirs. The program is housed in the Department of Geology, Earth Energy and Environment Center at the University of Kansas, and benefits from interactions with the staff of the Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP), Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS).

The program’s focus is on fundamental and applied research on carbonates with industry relevance, including the following:

  • Sequence stratigraphic controls on facies distribution in carbonates
  • Carbonate diagenetic controls on porosity and permeability
  • Geologic reservoir characterization, petrophysics and modeling
  • Geophysical signatures of porosity, fractures, fluids, and facies in carbonates
  • Carbonate-rich unconventional reservoirs
  • Enhanced oil recovery/CO2 sequestration
  • Facies distribution and architecture of Holocene carbonates

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