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Deep-water Channel-complex Architecture, Popo Fault Black, Brushy Canyon Formation, Texas, USA — Part 1: Stratal Framework

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C. J O’Byrne
C. J O’Byrne
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M. D Barton
M. D Barton
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B Prather
B Prather
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C Pirmez
C Pirmez
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Z Sylvester
Z Sylvester
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D Commins
D Commins
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A Coffa
A Coffa
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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-slope and basin-floor deposits are well exposed along the western flank of the Delaware Mountains, Culberson County, Texas (Figure 1). The trend of the Delaware Mountains (northwest to southeast) is oblique to the direction of sediment transport, which is to the east and southeast in this part of the basin. The regional setting and depositional framework of the Brushy Canyon has been summarized by Zelt and Rossen (1995), Gardner et al. (2000), and Beaubouef et al. (2000). Barton et al. (chapter 109, this volume) discuss details of the facies architecture of the Popo channel complex.

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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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