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January 01, 1990

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Sequence stratigraphy provides a powerful methodology for analyzing time and rock relationships in sedimentary strata. Fundamental to sequence stratigraphy is the recognition that secIimentary rocks are composed of a hierarchy of stratal units, from the smallest megascopic unit, the lamina, to the largest unit considered in this book, the sequence. With theexception of the lamina, each of these units is a genetically related succession of strata bounded by chronostratigraphically significant surfaces. Correlation of these bounding surfaces provides a high-resolution chronostratigraphic framework for facies analysis and prediction of rock types at a regional to reservoir scale.

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AAPG Methods in Exploration

Siliciclastic Sequence Stratigraphy in Well Logs, Cores, and Outcrops: Concepts for High-Resolution Correlation of Time and Facies

J. C. Van Wagoner
J. C. Van Wagoner
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R. M. Mitchum
R. M. Mitchum
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K. M. Campion
K. M. Campion
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V. D. Rahmanian
V. D. Rahmanian
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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7
ISBN electronic:
9781629810164
Publication date:
January 01, 1990

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