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The authors thank Exxon Production Research Company for permission to publish this book. Paul Weimer, Tom Moslow, Karen Loomis, and Keith Shanley reviewed the manuscript. Their constructive criticisms resulted in a greater clarity of expression. P. R.Vail, J. Hardenbol, H. W. Posamentier, A. D. Donovan,F. B.Zeit, S. R. Morgan, S. M. Kidwell, J. R. Suter, N. I.Corbett, and D. P. James have shared freely with us their thoughts and observations about sequence stratigraphy. We are grateful for these conversations. We thank E. Mutti for sharing with us his views of sequence stratigraphy. B. Trujillo carefully turned the senior author's drawings into polished figures .Finally, we thank the hundreds of geologists from Exxon Company, U.S.A., and Exxon affiliate companies around the world who have attended our schools over the years. Their questions and healthy skepticism have improved the concepts and techniques of sequence stratigraphy immeasurably.
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Siliciclastic Sequence Stratigraphy in Well Logs, Cores, and Outcrops: Concepts for High-Resolution Correlation of Time and Facies
Application of sequence-stratigraphic analysis depends on the recognition of a hierarchy of stratal units including beds, bedsets, parasequences, parasequence sets, and sequences bounded by chronostratigraphically significant surfaces of erosion, nondeposition, or their correlative surfaces. This method of stratigraphic analysis contrasts with the use of transgressive and regressive cycles of strata for regional correlation of time and facies. Transgressive and regressive cycles have been used for regional correlation for at least 50 years. Recently, proponents of transgressive and regressive cycles, referred to as T-R units, for regional correlation have included Ryer (1983), Busch and Rollins (1984), Busch et al. (1985), and Galloway (1989a). Galloway (1989a) introduced the “genetic stratigraphic sequence,” which is a regressive depositional unit bounded by transgressive surfaces. Although he did not define it specifically, he described it as “a package of sediments recording a significant episode of basin-margin outbuilding and basin filling, bounded by periods of widespread basin margin flooding.”