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Facies Architecture of a Deep-water Fan Valley, Plane Crash Canyon, Brushy Canyon Formation, Texas, USA

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M. D Barton
M. D Barton
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C. J O’Byrne
C. J O’Byrne
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C Pirmez
C Pirmez
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Published:
January 01, 2008

Abstract

The Brushy Canyon Formation is a deep-water siliciclastic unit that accumulated in the Delaware basin during the Late Permian. Submarine canyon, slope, and basin-floor strata, deposited in the northwestern part of the Delaware basin, are exposed along the western flank of the Delaware Mountains, Culberson County, west Texas (Figure 1). The trend of the outcrop belt (northwest to southeast) is oblique to the direction of sediment transport, which is largely to the east and southeast in this part of the basin. The outcrops have been the focus of considerable research, with additional information on the regional setting and depositional framework of the Brushy Canyon Formation summarized by Zelt and Rossen (1995), Gardner et al. (2000), and Beaubouef et al. (2000).

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Atlas of Deep-Water Outcrops

Tor H. Nilsen
Tor H. Nilsen
Desceased
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Roger D. Shew
Roger D. Shew
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Gary S. Steffens
Gary S. Steffens
Shell International E&P
Houston, Texas
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Joseph R. J. Studlick
Joseph R. J. Studlick
Maersk Oil America Inc.
Houston, Texas
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
56
ISBN electronic:
9781629810331
Publication date:
January 01, 2008

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