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Chemostratigraphy of Deep Water Silts and Shales

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Erik Scott
Erik Scott
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Arnold H. Bouma
Arnold H. Bouma
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Published:
January 01, 2004

Abstract

Stratigraphic correlation of deep water siliciclastic sequences generally is based on biostratigraphic, palynological, and lithologic markers. However, in sequences that are barren of, or have limited fossil assemblages along with inconclusive lithologic correlation, the chemical composition of the silts and shales in the stratigraphic section can be used to determine potential tie points in the basin fill. This chemical composition can be used to correlate sedimentary packages across a basin or even potentially between adjacent basins. Successfully used, correlation of the chemical composition of shales and silts can give a fuller understanding of the timing of the basin fill and depositional environments.

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SEPM Miscellaneous Publication

Depositional Processes and Reservoir Characteristics of Siltstones, Mudstones and Shales

Erik D. Scott
Erik D. Scott
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Arnold H. Bouma
Arnold H. Bouma
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
9781565761124
Publication date:
January 01, 2004

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