Deposits, Architecture, and Controls on Carbonate Margin, Slope and Basinal Settings

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Deposits, Architecture, and Controls on Carbonate Margin, Slope and Basinal Settings

SEPM Special Publication 105

Klaas Verwer, Ted E. Playton, and Paul M. (Mitch) Harris

Publication date: 2014
Subject: Carbonates

Carbonate margin, slope and basinal depositional environments, and their transitions, are highly dynamic and heterogeneous components of carbonate platform systems. Carbonate slopes are of particular interest because they form repositories for volumetrically significant amounts of sediment produced from nearly all carbonate environments, and form the links between shallow-water carbonate platform settings where prevailing in situ factories reside and their equivalent deeper-water settings dominated by resedimentation processes. Slope environments also provide an extensive stratigraphic record that, although is preserved differently than platform-top or basinal strata, can be utilized to unravel the growth evolution, sediment factories, and intrinsic to extrinsic parameters that control carbonate platform systems.  In addition to many stimulating academic aspects of carbonate margin, slope, and basinal settings, they are increasingly recognized as significant conventional hydrocarbon reservoirs as well.  The papers in this volume, which are drawn from the presentations made at the AAPG Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California (USA), in May 2012, as well as solicited submissions, provide insights into the spectrum of deposit types, stratal configurations, styles of growth, spatial architectures, controlling factors behind variations, and the hydrocarbon reservoir potential observed across the globe in these systems. The sixteen papers in this Special Publication include conceptual works, subsurface studies and outcrop studies, and are grouped into sections on conceptual works or syntheses, margin to basin development and controlling factors, architecture and controls on carbonate margins, and carbonate distal slope and basin floor development.

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Introduction and Synthesis

Deposits, Architecture and Controls of Carbonate Margin, Slope, and Basinal Settings–Introduction
Klaas Verwer, Ted E. Playton and Paul M. (Mitch) Harris

Conceptual Works or Syntheses

So Different, Yet So Similar: Comparing and Contrasting Siliciclastic and Carbonate Submarine Slopes
Erwin W. Adams and Jeroen A.M. Kenter

Ramp-to-Rimmed Shelf Transition in the Guadalupian (Permian) of the Guadalupe Mountains, West Texas and New Mexico
Charles Kerans, Ted E. Playton, Ryan Phelps, and Samuel Z. Scott

Lithofacies, Depositional Environments, Burial Diagenesis, and Dynamic Field Behavior in a Carboniferous Slope Reservoir, Tengiz Field (Republic of Kazakhstan), and Comparison with Outcrop Analogs
Joel Collins, Wayne Narr, Ted Playton, Steve Jenkins, Jeroen A.M. Kenter, Paul M. (Mitch) Harris, and Terrell Tankersley

Studies—Margin-to-Basin Development and Controlling Factors

Triassic Tank: Platform Margin and Slope Architecture in Space and Time, Nanpanjiang Basin, South China
Marcello Minzoni, Dan J. Lehrmann, Jonathan Payne, Paul Enos, Meiyi Yu, Jiayong Wei, Brian Kelley, Xiaowei Li, Ellen Schaal, Katja Meyer, Paul Montgomery, Alexa Goers, and Tanner Wood

Warm- vs. Cool-Water Carbonate Factories and Adjacent Slopes: Pennsylvanian–Early Permian Sverdrup Basin, Arctic Canada
Benoit Beauchamp, Candice V. Schultz, and Kaylee D. Anderson

Magnetic Susceptibility (c) Stratigraphy and Chemostratigraphy Applied To an Isolated Carbonate Platform Reef Complex; Llucmajor Platform, Mallorca
E.J. Davies, K.T. Ratcliffe, P. Montgomery, L. Pomar, B.B. Ellwood, and D.S. Wray

Origin of Mixed Carbonate and Siliciclastic Sequences at the Margin of a “Giant” Platform during the Quaternary (Bonaparte Basin, NW Australia)
Julien Bourget, R. Bruce Ainsworth, and Rachel Nanson

Sequence Stratigraphic Architecture and Evolution of Platform Margin to Basin Sedimentation: The Devonian Beaverhill Lake Group in Alberta, Canada
Chris L. Schneider, Tyler E. Hauck, and Matthias Grobe

Carbonate Margin, Slope, and Basin Facies of the Lisburne Group (Carboniferous–Permian) in Northern Alaska
Julie A. Dumoulin, Craig A. Johnson, John F. Slack, Kenneth J. Bird, Michael T. Whalen, Thomas E. Moore, Anita G. Harris, and Paul B. O’Sullivan

Studies—Architecture and Controls of Carbonate Margins

Lower Jurassic Microbial and Skeletal Carbonate Factories and Platform Geometry (Djebel Bou Dahar, High Atlas, Morocco)
Giovanna Della Porta, Oscar Merino-Tome, Jeroen A.M. Kenter, and Klaas Verwer

Holocene Accretion Rates and Styles for Caribbean Coral Reefs: Lessons for the Past and Future
Dennis Hubbard

Annealing the Chicxulub Impact: Paleogene Yucatàn Carbonate Slope Development in the Chicxulub Impact Basin, Mexico
Michael T. Whalen, Sean S.P. Gulick, Zulmacristina F. Pearson, Richard D. Norris, Ligia Perez Cruz, and Jaime Urrutia Fucugauchi

Lower Permian (Wolfcampian) Carbonate Shelf-Margin and Slope Facies, Central Basin Platform and Hueco Mountains, Permian Basin, West Texas, USA
Gregory P. Wahlman and Douglas R. Tasker

Studies—Carbonate Distal Slope and Basin Floor Development

Reservoir-Analog Modeling of Focused-Flow and Dispersed-Flow Deep-water Carbonates: Miocene Agua Amarga Basin, Southeast Spain
Rachel A. Dvoretsky, Robert H. Goldstein, Evan K. Franseen, and Alan P. Byrnes

Reservoir Compartmentalization of a Deep-water Ooid Fan, Happy Field, Permian Basin
Jason L. Clayton and Charles Kerans

Distal Facies Variability within the Upper Triassic Part of the Otuk Formation in Northern Alaska
K.J. Whidden, J.A. Dumoulin, M.T. Whalen, E. Hutton, T.E. Moore, and S.B. Gaswirth

PDF ebook file size: 155 mb

Pages: 416
Publisher: SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology)
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