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Synchronous highs; preferential habitat of oil?

Robert Scholten
Synchronous highs; preferential habitat of oil?
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (August 1959) 43 (8): 1793-1834


Synchronous highs are "hills" on the sea floor present during sedimentation. Their origin may be diastrophic, depositional, erosional, or inherited through compaction or draping, or a combination of these. They tend to create conditions favorable to all 3 stages in the natural history of petroleum - origin, migration, accumulation - and are therefore thought to represent preferential habitats of oil and gas. This thesis is examined in the light of various modern observations and experimental data and exemplified through published descriptions and illustrations of numerous pools. Traps of this type may possess a variety of characteristic structural, topographic, sedimentary, and stratigraphic features which may be found in some cases through field, air-photo, or geophysical methods, but more commonly through careful studies of subsurface samples and logs.

ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 43
Serial Issue: 8
Title: Synchronous highs; preferential habitat of oil?
Author(s): Scholten, Robert
Pages: 1793-1834
Published: 195908
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1959-027354
Categories: Economic geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1959
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