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Deep-Water Sedimentary Facies of the Magallanes Basin

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A. Fildani
A. Fildani
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B.W. Romans
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S.M. Hubbard
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Published:
January 01, 2009

Abstract

The Tres Pasos Formation is a continental margin-scale progradational mudstone- to siltstone-rich slope succession. The lower part of this formation is characterized by an architecturally variable suite of sandstone-rich channel and sheet elements punctuated by mudstone-rich mass transport deposits. Sandstone-rich sedimentary bodies comprise massive sandstone (mostly high-density turbidity current deposits; S1 and S3 sensu Lowe, 1982), intrabasinal mudstone-clast conglomerates, and various finer-grained turbidite facies (i.e., Bouma divisions; Bouma, 1962). The sandstone bodies exhibit a highly-variable internal architecture, including complex scour-and-fill features and lateral facies changes. Large-scale mudstone-dominated mass transport deposits (MTDs) typically contain mud-matrix supported debris flow deposits mixed with slide/slump blocks of variable sizes and are common between sandstone packages. The upper part of the Tres Pasos Formation is dominated by turbiditic mudstone and siltstone, hemipelagic mudstone, and sparse scours filled with coarse-grained pebbly material interpreted as by-pass conduits.

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Stratigraphic Evolution of Deep-Water Architecture: Examples of controls and depositional styles from the Magallanes Basin, southern Chile

Andrea Fildani
Andrea Fildani
Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
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Stephen M. Hubbard
Stephen M. Hubbard
Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary, Canada
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Brian W. Romans
Brian W. Romans
Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
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J.A. Covault
J.A. Covault
Chevron Energy Technology Company, USADepartment of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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W.H. Crane
W.H. Crane
Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
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A. Bernhardt
A. Bernhardt
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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Z.R. Jobe
Z.R. Jobe
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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D.A. Armitage
D.A. Armitage
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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J.C. Fosdick
J.C. Fosdick
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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M.R. Shultz
M.R. Shultz
Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
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J. Clark
J. Clark
Chevron Energy Technology Company, USA
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D.R. Lowe
D.R. Lowe
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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S.A. Graham
S.A. Graham
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, USA
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
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10
ISBN electronic:
9781565762923
Publication date:
January 01, 2009

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