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Late Oligocene-Pliocene Transgressive-Regressive Cycles of Sedimentation in Northwestern Puerto Rico

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George A. Seiglie
George A. Seiglie
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Mounir T. Moussa
Mounir T. Moussa
Gulf Oil Exploration and Production Company Houston, Texas
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Published:
January 01, 1984

Abstract

Several transgressive-regressive sedimentation cycles were recognized in the upper Oligocene to lower Pliocene in northwestern Puerto Rico. These are represented by the upper San Sebastian-Lares, “lower Montebello,” Los Puertos, “Aymamon,” and Quebradillas formations. The inner neritic to terrestrial paleoenvironments of the Cibao Formation do not allow the recognition of cycles.

Correlation of the northern Puerto Rican cycles of sedimentation with global sea-level changes is possible because tectonic movements in the Oligocene to Pliocene did not affect the water paleodepths significantly. The cycles of sedimentation were used to correlate some of the lithostratigraphic units of northern Puerto Rico.

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AAPG Memoir

Interregional Unconformities and Hydrocarbon Accumulation

John S. Schlee
John S. Schlee
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
36
ISBN electronic:
9781629811581
Publication date:
January 01, 1984

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