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Sequence Stratigraphy of Siliciclastic Systems - Paperback

Product Code: ES55014
Series: SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology
Author/Editor: Edited by: Vitor Abreu, Jack E. Neal, Kevin M. Bohacs & James L. Kalbas
Publication Date: 14 November 2011
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SEPM Concepts in Sedimentology 9

The stratigraphic concept of a depositional sequence was introduced to the scientific literature by Exxon Production Research Company (EPRco) in the late 70s, building on the shoulders of giants like Chamberlain, Sloss and Wheeler. Since then, several papers compared and contrasted the original Exxon (and later, ExxonMobil) sequence-stratigraphic school with other approaches to subdivide the geologic record, as well as, debating the ExxonMobil model validity and impact on the community. At its core, the ExxonMobil gmodel is really a stratigraphic interpretation method, which was never explicitly documented in the literature. The objective of this book is to present the ExxonMobil sequence stratigraphic method in its current form in an attempt to clarify its usage and application in diverse geologic data and depositional environments. This publication is the result of more than 3 decades of sequence stratigraphy research and application at EPRco and at the ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (URC). The objective is to emphasize the most important aspects of Sequence Stratigraphy, a method to guide geologic interpretation of stratigraphic data (seismic profiles, well logs, cores and outcrops) across scales (from local to regional and global) and depositional environments (from continental to deep marine). This book in a 28cm x 43cm (spiral bound) format is designed to be easily used for teaching or self learning experiences.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-56576-288-6
Publisher: SEPM
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Weight: 1.8 kg

Contents

Part I: Core Concepts and Physical Stratigraphy


Introduction and Basic Concepts

Lithostratigraphy vs. Chronostratigraphy—Simple Examples of the Importance of a Genetic Framework A.D. Donovan, K.M. Campion and K.M. Bohacs


Beds, Bed Sets, Parasequences and Stacking Patterns

Parasequence Associations in a Wave?Dominated Shoreline Succession: Blackhawk Formation, near Helper Utah K.M. Campion, J.C. Van Wagoner, R.M. Mitchum, V.D. Rahmanian and J.L. Kalbas
Sequence-Stratigraphic Correlation of a Miocene Stratal Succession, Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela P.R. Vail, R.G. Todd, J.B. Sangree and V. Abreu
Multi-Dimensional Well-Log Correlation and Interpretation: Examples from a Cretaceous Foreland Shoreline-Marine Succession, Dakota Formation, LaBarge Field, Wyoming J.L. Kalbas, P.E. Patterson and T.M. Demko


Introduction to Seismic Stratigraphy

Geometric Elements of Idealized Depositional Sequences A.D. Donovan and K.M. Bohacs
Terminations and Critical Surfaces in a 2D Seismic Profile J.E. Neal, K.M. Bohacs and V. Abreu
Seismic Facies Analysis of a Prograding Deltaic Succession, Cretaceous Woodbine Formation, East Texas G.R. Ramsayer, F.W. Schroeder, J.E. Neal, V. Abreu and J.L. Kalbas


Seismic Response of Stratigraphic Surfaces

Variable-Resolution Seismic Forward Models of an Idealized Depositional Sequence V. Abreu
Variable-Resolution Seismic Forward Models of a Composite Deep?Marine Channel Complex Set, Tabernas Basin, Spain V. Abreu


Sequences, Sequence Sets and Composite Sequences

Seismic Stratigraphy of the West Siberia Basin, Beaufort Sea Shelf Margin J.E. Neal, V. Abreu and J.L. Kalbas
Seismic Stratigraphy of the Central North Sea Paleogene Basin, U.K. Sector J.E. Neal and V. Abreu


Part II: Sequence-Stratigraphic Expression of Depositional Systems

Sequence Stratigraphy in Lacustrine Systems

Seismic Stratigraphy of the Paleocene Waltman Shale Member, Fort Union Formation, Wind River Basin, Wyoming K.M. Bohacs and J.E. Neal


Sequence Stratigraphy in Alluvial Systems

Hierarchical Description and Sequence Stratigraphy of Cretaceous Alluvial Strata, Hawkins Field, Texas P.E. Patterson, C.R. Jones and R.L. Skelly


Sequence Stratigraphy of Incised Valleys

Sequence Stratigraphic Architecture of Miocene Incised Valleys, South? Central Louisiana J.C. Van Wagoner, R.M. Mitchum, K.M. Campion, V.D. Rahmanian, H.R. Feldman, V. Abreu, J.L. Kalbas and A.D. Donovan


Sequence Stratigraphy in Shallow-Marine Systems

Sequence Architecture of the Lagniappe Delta, Northeastern Shelf Margin, Gulf of Mexico J.W. Snedden, H.R. Feldman, J.E. Neal and V. Abreu


Sequence Stratigraphy in Deep-Marine Systems

High-Resolution Seismic Stratigraphy of Intraslope Fans, East Breaks Basin, Gulf of Mexico R.T. Beaubouef, C. Pirmez and V. Abreu


Part III: Constructing an Integrated Interpretation


Chronostratigraphy and Cycle Charts

The Time-Space Expression of Depositional Sequences and Systems Tracts J.L. Kalbas, J.E. Neal and V. Abreu


Forcing Mechanisms

The Time-Space Expression of Depositional Elements J.K. Geslin


Seismic Stratigraphic Concepts—Learnings from Experimental Stratigraphy

Experiment Illustrations J.M. Martin, V. Abreu, J.E. Neal and L. Pratson


Integration of Sequence Stratigraphy Concepts

Building a Coastal Onlap Curve, Pelotas Basin, Brazil V. Abreu, J.E. Neal and P.R. Vail


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