ABSTRACT: Pliocene-Pleistocene Sequence Stratigraphy, Outer Shelf and Upper Slope, Central Offshore Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico
ZHANG, JIE, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, JOEL S. WATKINS, Department of Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, JIH-PING SHYU, Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
The Pliocene-Pleistocene continental margin along offshore Louisiana is an unstable progradational margin characterized by abundant salt diapirs, major gravity-driven growth faults, and/or salt-related growth faults. Morphologies of sequences, systems tracts and their bounding surfaces are difficult to identify. The present outer shelf and upper slope, central offshore Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, was mainly a slope environment during the deposition of Pliocene-Pleistocene sediments. We present a sequence stratigraphic model for this environment based on seismic, well log, and nannofossil abundance data.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #91014©1992 AAPG GCAGS and GC-SEPM Meeting, Jackson, Mississippi, October 21-23, 1992 (2009)