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Tectonic Evolution of the Ixtapa Graben, an Example of a Strike-slip Basin of Southeastern Mexico: Implications for Regional Petroleum Systems

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Javier J. Meneses-Rocha
Javier J. Meneses-Rocha
PEMEX Exploración y Producción, Vïllahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico
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Published:
January 01, 2001

Abstract

The Ixtapa graben is located in the center of the Strike-slip Fault province of the Sierra de Chiapas, Mexico. In this graben, rocks of middle Cretaceous (Albian-Cenomanian) to Pleistocene age represent a section in which successively younger beds lie to the south-east. This section is 15,365 m thick and represents marine, transitional, and continental environments with numerous vertical and lateral facies changes through the whole section and unconformities in the uppermost part. Along the flanks of the graben, beds are upturned and form positive flower structures.

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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
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75
ISBN electronic:
9781629810638
Publication date:
January 01, 2001

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