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Relation of Geophysics to Salt-Dome Structures

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J. Brian Eby
J. Brian Eby
Houston, Texas
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Robert P. Clark
Robert P. Clark
Houston, Texas
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Published:
January 01, 1936

Abstract

This paper presents eighteen geophysical maps covering nine salt domes and deep-seated structures of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast. Two shallow domes, namely, Moss Bluff and Fannett, are given. Fannett is a gravity maximum, and Moss Bluff is a combination of a gravity minimum and maximum. The Sugarland dome is given as an example of a medium-depth structure, which is indicated by the torsion balance as a minimum. Six deep-seated structures are shown, including Sheppards Mott, Pledger, Mykawa, Tombali, Livingston, and English Bayou-Gillis. The deeper-seated structures invariably show a gravity-minimum influence.

A refraction seismograph map of Moss Bluff is given, and reflection-seismograph maps are given for Sheppards Mott, Tombali, and English Bayou-Gillis. A magnetic map of the Fannett field is likewise presented.

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AAPG Special Publication

Gulf Coast Oil Fields: A Symposium on the Gulf Coast Cenozoic

Donald C. Barton
Donald C. Barton
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George Sawtelle
George Sawtelle
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ISBN electronic:
9781629812540
Publication date:
January 01, 1936

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