Editor's note: This paper won the Best Poster Paper Award from the 2001 Annual Meeting in San Antonio.

The study area consists of 180 miles2 within the Val Verde Basin. A new interpretation is proposed and is based primarily on 3D seismic data. Emphasis is placed on the Lower Permian to Pennsylvanian Section in which hydrocarbons have been found from tight reservoirs.

The general stratigraphy is summarized, the focus being on hydrocarbon source, reservoirs, and seal. Seismic lines, spread across the area, illustrate structure. The producing fields sit atop the Foreland Thrust, which was transported as a decollement zone...

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