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Fine-Grained Turbidite Systems: Overview

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Charles E. Stelting
Charles E. Stelting
Chevron Petroleum Technology Company, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
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Arnold H. Bouma
Arnold H. Bouma
Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.
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Charles G. Stone
Charles G. Stone
Arkansas Geological Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
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Published:
January 01, 2000

Abstract

Fine-grained, mud-rich turbidite systems primarily occur in basins with a large fluvial input. Depositional models derived from sand-rich turbidite systems are not appropriate because the large volume of mud in fine-grained turbidite systems produces different sediment distribution patterns, geomor-phic features, and internal architecture at bed-to-sequence scales. Many of the chapters in this volume demonstrate that understanding fine-grained turbidite systems requires a number of steps and degrees of resolution, very similar to the range of data utilized in the oil industry. Industrial examples include 2-D and 3-D seismic, cores, and well logs. To refine the understanding of a turbidite field, the earth scientist must integrate the most applicable models with subsurface data, outcrop analyses, modern analogs, and experimental results.

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AAPG Memoir

Fine-Grained Turbidite Systems

Arnold H. Bouma
Arnold H. Bouma
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Charles G. Stone
Charles G. Stone
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
72
ISBN electronic:
9781629812625
Publication date:
January 01, 2000

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