Skip to Main Content
Book Chapter

Sequences, Depositional Systems, and Synsedimentary Tectonics, Oligocene Rocks, Corpus Christi Region, South Texas: Revisiting Mature Fields with New Prospecting Tactics

By
L. Frank Brown, Jr.
L. Frank Brown, Jr.
Bureau of Economic Geology John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences The University of Texas at Austin University Station Box X Austin, Texas 78713
Search for other works by this author on:
Robert G. Loucks
Robert G. Loucks
Bureau of Economic Geology John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences The University of Texas at Austin University Station Box X Austin, Texas 78713
Search for other works by this author on:
Ramón H. Treviño
Ramón H. Treviño
Bureau of Economic Geology John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences The University of Texas at Austin University Station Box X Austin, Texas 78713
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
December 01, 2002

Abstract

Subregional 3-D seismic volumes and wireline logs permitted definition of second- to fifth-order (~10 my–10 ky) Frio and Anahuac (Oligocene) sequences, systems tracts, and associated syntectonics. Third- and most fourth-order sequences were correlated within several subregional wireline-log and seismic networks. Vicksburg and Miocene sequences were of secondary interest. Composite sequence logs (Figs. 1 and 2) characterized principal fields. Sequence analysis identified and correlated all key surfaces: type 1 unconformities, maximum-flooding surfaces, and transgressive surfaces bounding systems tracts. Although microfossil occurrences are not necessarily required for sequence analysis, limited data were integrated with the final sequence frameworks, providing secondary verification of assigned ages.

You do not currently have access to this article.
Don't already have an account? Register

Figures & Tables

Contents

GCSSEPM

Sequence Stratigraphic Models for Exploration and Production: Evolving Methodology, Emerging Models and Application Histories

John M. Armentrout
John M. Armentrout
Houston, Texas
Search for other works by this author on:
Norman C. Rosen
Norman C. Rosen
Houston, Texas
Search for other works by this author on:
SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
22
ISBN electronic:
978-0-9836096-8-1
Publication date:
December 01, 2002

GeoRef

References

Related

A comprehensive resource of eBooks for researchers in the Earth Sciences

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal