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Middle Jurassic-Upper Cretaceous Paleogeographic Evolution and Sequence-stratigraphic Framework of the Northwest Gulf of Mexico Rim

By
R. K. Goldhammer
R. K. Goldhammer
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
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C. A. Johnson
C. A. Johnson
ExxonMobil Exploration Company, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
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Published:
January 01, 2001

Abstract

The area of northern Mexico and Texas combines elements from two different tectono-stratigraphic provinces—(a) the Gulf of Mexico province (GOM province), located along the northwest rim of the present-day Gulf of Mexico in northeast Mexico and south Texas, and (b) the western Pacific Mexico province (WPM province), located in northwest Mexico and west Texas—and thereby enables one to compare and contrast Gulf of Mexico-driven versus Pacific-driven tectonostratigraphic processes. The area addressed in this paper (that is, the northwest rim of the Gulf of Mexico) contains elements related to both Gulf of Mexico passive-margin development (principally the stratigraphy) and to the Pacific-related convergent margin (arc) tectonism (chiefly the structure). The emphasis in the paper is on the GOM province, with particular reference made to the Sierra Madre Oriental region in the vicinity of the cities of Monterrey and Saltillo, in northeast Mexico.

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Memoir - AAPG

The Western Gulf of Mexico Basin: Tectonics,Sedimentary Basins, and Petroleum Systems

Claudio Bartolini
Claudio Bartolini
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Richard T. Buffler
Richard T. Buffler
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Abelardo Cantú-Chapa
Abelardo Cantú-Chapa
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
75
ISBN electronic:
9781629810638
Publication date:
January 01, 2001

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