Frio Formation – Embanking Slope Offlap Episode
1984. "Frio Formation – Embanking Slope Offlap Episode", Structural and Depositional Styles of Gulf Coast Tertiary Continental Margins: Application to Hydrocarbon Exploration, Martin P.A. Jackson, William E. Galloway
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The Frio Formation of the Texas Coastal Plain consists of two major delta systems and an interdeltaic wave-dominated shore-zone system, all fronted by the shelf margin and continental slope (fig. 1). Depositional style of the Frio is amazingly similar to that of the Quaternary fig. 2). However, the major river entered along the Rio Grande rather than the Mississippi axis.
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Structural and Depositional Styles of Gulf Coast Tertiary Continental Margins: Application to Hydrocarbon Exploration
The structure and genetic stratigraphy of the Gulf of Mexico continental margin are inextricably intertwined. As hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation advance into the deeply buried Tertiary basin fill, interpretation of the complex depositional and structural styles of the outer shelf and upper slope setting will increasingly challenge the interpreter. This publication provides a coherent summary of the key concepts, models, and tools that are needed to meet this exploration challenge, and includes chapters on: basic principles, submarine slope systems, models of growth faults, mechanics of diapir growth, petroleum traps, and techniques on analyzing normal faults and balancing cross sections with extended strata.