The next in a series of databases in the Ava Clastics suite is the Shallow-Marine Architecture Knowledge Store commonly referred to as SMAKS. The SMAKS database was created by the University of Leeds’ Shallow-Marine Research Group (SMRG), and is also available as part of a subscription to Ava Clastics.
Their exhaustive research is captured in a relational database storing hard and soft data about shallow-marine sedimentary systems. This data is derived from both original SMRG fieldwork studies and peer-reviewed literature syntheses. The database incorporates information from both modern and ancient systems that have been specifically selected because they are considered to represent potential analogues to hydrocarbon reservoirs hosted in shallow-marine rocks.