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Architecture, growth patterns, and early diagenetic modifications of a greenhouse ramp to rimmed shelf system; Danian of the Urbasa-Andia Plateau, western Pyrenees, north Spain

Juan Ignacio Baceta, V. P. Wright, A. Berreteaga and V. Pujalte
Architecture, growth patterns, and early diagenetic modifications of a greenhouse ramp to rimmed shelf system; Danian of the Urbasa-Andia Plateau, western Pyrenees, north Spain (in Special issue; outcrops that change the way we practice petroleum geology, Andrew Hurst (editor), Jeroen A. M. Kenter (editor) and S. Graham (editor))
AAPG Bulletin (April 2017) 101 (4): 563-570

Abstract

The Danian carbonates exposed in the Urbasa-Andia plateau (western Pyrenees, North Spain) provide the opportunity to examine at different scales the facies types and architecture of a greenhouse ramp to rimmed shelf from the slope to coralgal reefal margin through to the highly restricted evaporitic inner shelf areas, integrated with a range of porosity-forming, early diagenetic phases associated with third-order highstands and lowstands. The detailed nature of the stratal architecture of this greenhouse system provides an understanding of potential reservoir layering, lateral facies and facies cycle changes, and widespread early dolomitization but significantly allows a whole paleokarst macroporosity system related to a third-order lowstand to be accessed, illustrating how eogenetic karstic porosity can vary drastically from margins to shelf interiors. The outcrops serve as potential analogs for fields in Paleocene carbonates in North Africa and the Middle East and also offer valuable depositional and digenetic models for greenhouse platforms of other ages.


ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 101
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Architecture, growth patterns, and early diagenetic modifications of a greenhouse ramp to rimmed shelf system; Danian of the Urbasa-Andia Plateau, western Pyrenees, north Spain
Title: Special issue; outcrops that change the way we practice petroleum geology
Author(s): Baceta, Juan IgnacioWright, V. P.Berreteaga, A.Pujalte, V.
Author(s): Hurst, Andreweditor
Author(s): Kenter, Jeroen A. M.editor
Author(s): Graham, S.editor
Affiliation: University of the Basque Country, Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Leioa, Spain
Pages: 563-570
Published: 201704
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 8
Accession Number: 2017-043757
Categories: StratigraphySedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sects., sketch maps
N42°00'00" - N44°00'00", W04°00'00" - E03°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: National Museum of Wales, GBR, United Kingdom
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201724
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