Publications and Activities


Milliken, K.T., Anderson, J.B., Simms, A.R., Blum, M.D., in revision; Sediment Flux variations correlated with climate zones of the Gulf of Mexico for the past 10kyr – testing the BQART equation, Journal of Sedimentary Research,

Milliken, K.T., Blum, M.D., Snedden, J.S., Galloway, B., 2016, Cenomanian Gulf of Mexico Paleodrainage – Application of Channel-Belt Scaling to Drainage Basins; in Mesozoic of the Gulf Rim and Beyond: New Progress in Science and Exploration of the Gulf of Mexico Basin; Proceeding from the 2016 35th Annual GCSsEPM Foundation Perkins-Rosen Research Conference, Lowery, C.M., Snedden, J.W., and Rosen, N.C., Eds. p 367-379.

Xu, J., Snedden, J.W., Galloway, W.E., Milliken, K.T., and Blum, M.D., 2016, Channel-belt scaling relationships and application to the early Miocene source-to-sink systems in the Gulf of Mexico basin; Geosphere, doi; 10.1130.

Anderson, J.A., Wallace, D.J., Simms, A., Rodriguez, A.B., and Milliken, K. T, 2014, Variable Response of Coastal Environments of the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico to Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change: Implications for Future Change; Marine Geology, v 352; p 348-366.

Blum, M.D., Martin, J., Milliken, K. T., Garvin, M., 2013, Paleovalley systems: Insights from Quaternary analogs and experiments; Earth-Science Reviews, v 116, p 128-169.

Simms, A.R., Milliken, K.T., Anderson, J.B., Wellner, J.S., 2011, The marine record of deglaciation of the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica since the Last Glacial Maximum; Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 30, p. 1583-1601.

Anderson, J.B., Milliken, K.T., Wallace, D., Rodriguez, A., Simms, A., 2010, Coastal impact underestimated from rapid sea-level rise, EOS Trans, AGU v 9, p. 205-206.

Milliken, K.T., Anderson, J.B., Wellner, J.S., Bohaty, S.M., and Manley, P.L., 2009, High-resolution Holocene climate record from Maxwell Bay, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica; The Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, p. 1711-1725.

Milliken, K.T., Anderson, J.B., and Rodriguez, A.B., 2008, A new composite Holocene sea-level curve for the northern Gulf of Mexico; The Geological Society of America Special Paper 443, p. 1-10.

Milliken, K.T., Anderson, J.B., Rodriguez, A.B., 2008.  Record of dramatic Holocene environmental changes linked to eustasy and climate change in Calcasieu Lake, Louisiana, USA; The Geological Society of America Special Paper 443, p. 43 – 63.

Milliken, K.T., Anderson, J.B., Rodriguez, A.B., 2008. Tracking the Holocene evolution of Sabine Lake through the interplay of eustasy, antecedent topography, and sediment supply variations, Texas and Louisiana, USA; The Geological Society of America Special Paper 443. p. 65 – 88.

Maddox, J., Anderson, J.B. Milliken, K.T. Rodriguez, A.B. Dellapenna, T.M. Giosan , L.  2008, The Holocene evolution of the Matagorda and Lavaca estuary complex, Texas, USA , GSA Special Paper 443

Simms, A.R, Anderson, J.B., Milliken, K.T., and Wellner., J.S., 2007. The geomorphology and age of the OIS 2 (last lowstand) sequence boundary on the northwestern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf. SEPM Special Publication on Seismic Geomorphology.

Tramp, K.L., Soreghan, G.S., and Elmore, R.D., 2004, Paleoclimatic inferences from paleopedology and magnetism of the Permian Maroon Formation loessite, Colorado, USA: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 116, no. 5/6, p. 671-686.

Tramp, K. L., 2000, Integrated sedimentologic, geochemical, and rock magnetic data as a high resolution record of pedogenesis in the Pennsylvanian Maroon Formation loessite (Colorado) [M.S. Thesis]: Norman, University of Oklahoma, 212 p.


Selected Abstracts:
Blum, M., Milliken, K.T., Snedden, J.W., and Galloway, W.E., 2015, Record of Cretaceous through Paleogene Gulf of Mexico Drainage Integration from Detrital Zircons; AAPG Search and Discover Article #30421.

Milliken, K.T., Blum, M., Snedden, J.W., and Galloway, W., 2015, Utilizing Channel-Belt Scaling Parameters to Constrain Discharge and Drainage Basin Character With Application to the Cretaceous to Tertiary Evolution of the Gulf of Mexico; AAPG Programs with Abstracts, Denver CO.,

Milliken, K.T., et al., 2013, Utilizing channel-belt scaling parameters to constrain discharge and drainage basin character with application to the Mungaroo Fm, Aus., 10th International Conference on Fluvial Sedimentology, University of Leeds, UK.

Milliken, K.T., Anderson, J.B., Wellner, J., 2008; Comparing Holocene Sediment Flux of Coastal Plain Rivers to Low Relief Glaciers, Northwestern Gulf of Mexico and South Shetland Islands, Antarctica; Geological Society of America Programs with Abstracts, session no 181 – 7

Milliken, K.T., Anderson, J.B., Wellner, J.S., Manley, P., Bohaty, S., 2006 Deriving a high resolution record of climate change, Maxwell Bay, South Shetland Islands.  Scientific Conference for Antarctic Research, Tasmania

Milliken, K.T., Holocene versus historical relative sea-level rise along the Louisiana and Texas Coast: Possible anthropogenic impact, Texas A&M Sigma XI spring symposium invited talk.

Tramp, K.L., Soreghan, G.S., and Elmore, R.D., 2002, Sedimentological, geochemical, and magnetic analyses of pedogenesis in Maroon Formation loessite with paleoclimatic implications: AAPG Hedberg Conference: “Late Paleozoic Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Systems of Western North America – The Greater Ancestral Rocky Mountains”; extended abstracts 4p.

Tramp, K. L., and Blum, M.D., 1998, Responses of barrier island systems to sea level change, central Texas coast, in, Morris, R. Proceeding of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences and Affiliated Sciences; 108 p. 52.

Internal Company Reports:

Milliken, K.T., and Blum, M.D., 2011, Scaling relationships of Meandering rivers: which includes a database of Quaternary fluvial systems to constrain sand-body thickness and extent in low-gradient fluvial depositional systems , ExxonMobil Research Report and publication in progress.

Milliken, K.T. Warren, I., Yeakel, J., 2010, Resource update and tight zone redefinition of the Piceance Basin oil shale, Green River Formation, Colorado, ExxonMobil Research Report, 48 p.

Milliken, K.T., Blum, M., Grice, W.G., Bream, B., Johnson, E., Johnston, T., Moore, D.W., 2010, Fluvial architecture and stacking patterns of a Cretaceous marginal-marine depositional system: Reservoir delineation of the Grand Rapids Fm, Alberta (G20 to G55 focus), ExxonMobil Research Report, 65 p.

Milliken, K.T., Hicks, P., 2011, Biogenic Gas Assessment methodology for the Mediterranean Region, ExxonMobil Exploration Company internal report, 22 p.

Milliken, K.T., Bream, B., 2011, Western Mediterranean Play analysis, ExxonMobil Exploration Company internal report 14 p.