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Deep-water Channel-complex Architecture, Popo Fault Block, Brushy Canyon Formation, Texas, USA — Part 2: Facies Architecture

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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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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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Published:
January 01, 2008

Abstract

This paper focuses on the facies architecture of the Popo channel complex. A strong emphasis is placed on fine-grained deposits that line the erosional base of the channel elements. Although not volumetrically significant, these deposits are of interest because of their ability to act as reservoir baffles and/or barriers between juxtaposed channel elements in the subsurface. An overview of the Popo channel outcrop as well as a description of the stratal architecture is provided in a companion paper by O’Byrne et al. (chapter 108, this volume). Previous work by Zelt and Rossen (1995) documented the facies architecture near the southern margin of the channel complex (Figure 1). This and the paper by O’Byrne et al. (chapter 108, this volume) expands on that study by including additional exposures that extend another 400 m (1310 ft) to the north.

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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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