Marathon Thrust Belt-- structure, stratigraphy, and hydrocarbon potential

WTGS and PBS-SEPM, field seminar, May 10-12, 1990

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Other titlesWTGS/PBS-SEPM Marathon Thrust Belt 1990 Field Seminar.
StatementT. Matthew Laroche and Lee Higgins, editors.
ContributionsLaroche, T. Matthew., Higgins, Lee., West Texas Geological Society., Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. Permian Basin Section., WTGS and PBS-SEPM Field Seminar (1990)
LC ClassificationsQE606.5.U6 M37 1990
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Paginationix, 148 p. :
Number of Pages148
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Open LibraryOL1606264M
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phy is well established; however, potential controls by foreland basin stratigraphy on thrust belt architecture have not been fully evalu-ated. Mechanical properties of typical foreland basin stratigraphic successions influence the structural development of fold-thrust belts in predictable ways. Fundamental features of foreland basins include. nism and formation of a retroarc fold and thrust belt (i.e., Hudson Valley Fold and Thrust Belt) that loaded the eastern edge of the North American craton (Ettensohn, , ; Faill, ; Figure 1). This event drastically reshaped the depositional and biological character of the basin, which is. Structural Styles and Hydrocarbon Prospectivity in Fold Thrust Belt Settings: A Global Perspective This workshop brings together experts from academia and industry from a range of disciplines to share experiences, new approaches, new data and new ways of integrating information that can help in reducing the uncertainties related to the.   MAJOR TECTONIC ELEMENTS AND THEIR HYDROCARBON POTENTIAL • In view of the hydrocarbon potential of this arc-trench setting, following main features from north to south are discussed indetails: • 1. Volcanic Arc with associated depression • 2. Hamun-i-Masl1kel Fore-Arc Basin& Kharan Desert • 3. Makran Accretionary Prism.

Describe the key elements of hydrocarbon systems in Kurdistan, and place these elements within a regional litho-stratigraphic framework. Identify four-way closing anticlines as potential hydrocarbon traps, using satellite imagery and geological maps. Examine anticlines to assess the structural integrity and look for evidence that a trap is. In many fold and thrust belts, thrust faults dip in the same direction and all join together at a low­angle master fault at depth. This is the decollement. Fold and thrust belts where all the deformation occurs in the hanginwall of a shallow (i.e. up­ per 5 – 10 kms of the crust) decollement are known as a thin­skinned thrust belt. Some of these structures are believed to hold potential for large hydrocarbon discoveries. and petroleum potential of the Dagestan thrust belt, NE Caucasus, Russia," Bul. Canadian Petroleum. Hydrocarbon Potential of the northern Pakistan fold-thrust belt $, National Academy of Sciences and USAID D.M., , The Structure and Stratigraphy of the Almora Thrust Footwall and the Implications for the Evolution of the Himalayan Thrust Belt, GSA Abstracts with Programs, v. Title “Appalachian-Ouachita-Marathon.

Kinematic Evolution and Structural Styles of Fold and thrust Belts Book Summary: Fold-and-thrust belts occur worldwide, have formed in all eras of geological time, and are widely recognized as the most common mode in which the crust accommodates shortening. Much current research on the structure of fold-and-thrust belts is focused on structural studies of regions or individual structures and. The TaskForceMajella (TFM) is an industry funded geoscientific research project conducted between the years and The project involved numerous universities distributed worldwide, and was sponsored by a number of international major oil area of research was the Majella Mountain in Central Italy, regarded as an analogue of a faulted and fractured hydrocarbon reservoir . Thin skinned fold and thrust belts are generally characterized by the shingle­like stacking of sheets of rock whereby rocks are commonly translated large horizontal distances and older, deeper parts of the stratigraphy are placed on younger, shallower units. Some basic, common observations include: 1. Faults can be very low angle, commonly. Brookian seismic stratigraphy in the undeformed part of the area, (2) thermal history inferred from temperature and thermal maturity data from wells located adjacent to the area, and (3) hydrocarbon generation kinetic data representative of kerogen present in basal Brookian strata.

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Buy Marathon Thrust Belt: Structure, Stratigraphy, and Hydrocarbon Potential: Wtgs Abd Pbs-Sepm Field Seminar May/Book and Maps (Publicatio) on. Get this from a library. Marathon Thrust Stratigraphy structure, stratigraphy, and hydrocarbon potential: WTGS and PBS-SEPM, field seminar, May[T Matthew Laroche; Lee Higgins; West Texas Geological Society.; Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists.

Permian Basin Section.;]. T.M. Laroche, L. Higgins (Eds.), Marathon Thrust Belt: Structure, Stratigraphy, and Hydrocarbon Potential, West Texas Geological Society and Permian Basin Section SEPM Field Seminar May 10–12 (), pp.

Cited by: Structural geology and petroleum exploration of the Marathon thrust belt, West Texas Marathon Thrust Belt: Structure, Stratigraphy, and Hydrocarbon Potential. West Texas Geological Society and.

Paleozoic rocks in the Marathon fold-and-thrust belt are exposed in a window through Mesozoic strata that unconformably overlie the fold-and-thrust belt (Corrigan et al., ).

Geology and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Makran Thrust Belt, Southwestern Pakistan. By James C. Pol 1, Dana M. Jurick 1, Oscar E.

Gilbert 1, David A. Nollsch 1, Shaji Alam 2, John D. Smewing 3 (1) Ocean Energy Inc, Houston, TX (2) Ocean Pakistan, Ltd, Islamabad, Pakistan (3) Earth Resources, Ltd, Swansea, United Kingdom.

The simplifica- tion of the thrust sheet geometry is justified because numerous published cross sections of thrust sheets [e.g. the Appalachian Mountains (Hatcher, ) or the Ouachita-Marathon orogeny (Ross, ; Viele and Thomas, )] stratigraphy be considered to.

What is the important geologic information recorded in Thrust Belts and Foreland Basins (TBFB) on the evolution of orogens. How do they transcript the coupled influence of deep and surficial geological processes.

Is it still worth looking for hydrocarbons in foothills areas. These and other questions are addressed in the volume edited by Lacombe, Lavé, Roure and Vergés, which constitutes the 5/5(1). The Delaware Basin is the larger of the two major lobes of the Permian Basin within the foreland of the Ouachita–Marathon thrust belt separated by the Central Basin Platform.

The basin contains sediment dating to Pennsylvanian, Wolfcampian (Wolfcamp Formation), Leonardian (Avalon Shale), and early Guadalupian eastward-dipping Delaware basin is subdivided into several formations. Abstract. Submarine fans and turbidite systems are major petroleum reservoirs in many sedimentary basins worldwide.

More than 80 sedimentary basins contain major petroleum-producing submarine fan deposits, and these reservoirs produce from a variety of structural, stratigraphic, and combined traps. The Abadan Plain Basin is located in the Middle East region which is host to some of the world’s largest oil and gas fields around the Persian Gulf.

This basin is a foredeep basin to the southwest of the Zagros Stratigraphy, bounded along its northern and eastern margins by the Dezful Embayment. Most of the rocks in this basin have been deposited in a carbonate environment, and existing. Pritam Ghosh, Kathakali Bhattacharyya, Chirantan Parui, Tracking progressive deformation of an orogenic wedge through two successive internal thrusts: Insights from structure, deformation profile, strain, and vorticity of the Main Central thrust (MCT) and the Pelling-Munsiari thrust (PT), Sikkim Himalayan fold thrust belt, Journal of Structural.

The Albania thrust belt consists of both internal and external tectonic zones, which are westward overthrusts with large amplitude (50– km), above the Apulian Patform and the South Adriatic Basin.

The External Albanides are subdivided into distinct tectonic-stratigraphic units: the Kruja zone (shallow carbonate water) in the east and the Ionian zone in the west, which is represented by. Onshore fold–thrust belts are commonly perceived as ‘difficult’ places to explore for hydrocarbons and are therefore often avoided.

However, these belts host large oil and gas fields and so these barriers to effective exploration mean that substantial unexploited resources may remain. Over time, evaluation techniques have improved. The tectonic history of the Permian Basin has a direct implication on the accumulation and preservation of the vast hydrocarbon reserves of the Guadalupian stage.

The structural development of the basin is generally be divided into three stages: the first stage encompasses the Cambrian through Mississippian in which the region was a broad marine basin in which vast carbonate and clastics.

tachment folds. These folds are a striking feature of the thrust belt. As a consequence of these stratigraphic characteristics, the style of much of the Marathon thrust belt contrasts with thrust belts that consist of a few large imbricate sheets underlain by thrusts with ramp-flat profiles.

This paper focuses on the structural style of the. Oceanography Water temperature and circulation, light penetration, oxygenation, and salinity have a direct and paramount bearing on carbonate production (James and Kendall, ). carbonate production decreases sharply below 60 meters of water depth due to lack of the necessary light for carbonate fossils photosynthesis.

carbonate production is greatest in the upper 10 meter of water column. deep-water, gravitationally driven fold-and-thrust belts, such as those offshore West Africa or in the Gulf of Mexico (Rowan et al., [this volume]). Many of these fold-and-thrust belts contain major hydrocarbon accumulations in complex structural traps.

Fig. Stratigraphy of the Delaware Basin, Marathon Thrust Belt, and Ouachita Thrust Belt. Structural lithic units are shown for the Marathon Thrust Belt. Data presented modified from King (, ; ), Reed and Strickler (), and Hickman et al.

J.B. Chapman, R.S. McCarty / Journal of Structural Geology xxx () 1e12 3. View Structural Styles and Hydrocarbon Potential of Thrust Belts Research Papers on for free. moderate to high hydrocarbon potential measures ab sq km and contains more tm thick The regional stratigraphy is presented below as Fig Fig 2: Regional stratigraphy of the study area.

the thrust belt was probably more marine than the main basin area. The overall system was more marine during. N2 - The link between orogenic activity and foreland basin stratigraphy is well established; however, potential controls by foreland basin stratigraphy on thrust belt architecture have not been fully evaluated.

Mechanical properties of typical foreland basin stratigraphic successions influence the structural development of fold-thrust belts in. This example of structural exploration in the Laramide western Wyoming thrust belt in the late s and early s illustrates how the preceding tasks flow together and applies the techniques and approaches in Figure exploration process begins with an examination of the regional tectonic setting of the Wyoming thrust belt and gradually narrows to a study of structural features at the.

Hydrocarbon Exploration Challenges in Fold and Thrust Belts—Bhittani Range, Trans Indus Range, Pakistan*. Moin Raza Khan1, Mudassar Z. Khan2, and Ali Raza2.

Search and Discovery Article # ()** Posted February 1, @article{osti_, title = {Structure and tectonics of the Sierra Madre oriental fold-thrust belt near Monterrey, northeastern Mexico}, author = {Johnson, C.A.

and Gray, G.G. and Goldhammer, R.}, abstractNote = {The Monterrey salient was examined using Landsat TM and MSS images to determine factors controlling the development, distribution, and exposure of Laramide structures.

Thrust Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Systems resulted from an international conference at Royal Holloway University of London. This CD-ROM is a reprint of Memoir 82 (originally published inpages) and contains 33 chapters divided into four sections: Geodynamics of Thrust Systems, Analog Modeling of Thrust Systems, Fault-Related Folds in Thrust Systems, and Case : American Association Of Petroleum Geologists.

Sedimentary strata within thrust belts experience transient thermal histories which perturb the maturation paths of organic material contained within the rocks. Calculation of the thermal history, in. The TaskForceMajella (TFM) is an industry-funded geoscientific research project conducted between the years and The project involved numerous universities distributed worldwide, and was sponsored by a number of international major oil area of research was the Majella Mountain in Central Italy, regarded as an analogue of a faulted and fractured hydrocarbon reservoir.

Geology and hydrocarbon potential of the Barnett shale geochemistry and geochronology of volcanic clasts contained in Ordovician strata in the Marathon fold-thrust belt, West Texas by Roberts, Jonathon An evaluation of the stratigraphy, structure, and economic aspects of the Paleozoic strata in Erath County, north-central Texas.

thrust belts and related analogue and numerical modelling have revealed several recurrent characteristics that have led to the development of empirical, but not absolute rules regarding thrust geometry and growth.

These few basic rules are valid only if the thrust area was not deformed (i.e. folded) before the considered thrust event. @article{osti_, title = {Structural style and tectonic evolution of the marathon thrust belt, west Texas}, author = {Hickman, R G and Varga, R J and Altany, R M and Witmer, R J}, abstractNote = {A balanced cross section indicates that the basal Dugout Creek thrust is strongly folded and that the Marathon facies rocks overlie a folded and thrusted sequence of late Paleozoic strata.The U.S.

Geological Survey completed the following assessments of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the Marathon Thrust Belt province in southwestern Texas: Assessment (DDS) Status .inactive mountain belts (Allen et al., ). Since hydrocarbon traps are often found in thrust belts similar to the forelands of the Tian Shan, an understanding of the structural variations may illuminate future hydrocarbon exploration and lateral compartmentalization of reservoirs (Turner et al., ).