publication . Article . 2006

Depositional turbidity currents in diapiric minibasins on the continental slope: Formulation and theory

Toniolo, Horacio; Lamb, Michael; Parker, Gary;
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  • Published: 01 May 2006
  • Publisher: Society for Sedimentary Geology
Abstract
The northern continental slope of the Gulf of Mexico is riddled with numerous subsiding diapiric minibasins bounded by ridges, many but not all of which are connected by channels created by turbidity currents. The region is economically relevant in that many of these diapiric minibasins constitute focal points for the deposition of sand. Some of these sandy deposits in turn serve as excellent reservoirs for hydrocarbons. A better understanding of the "fill and spill" process by which minibasins fill with mud and sand as the intervening ridges are dissected by canyons may serve to aid in the location of such reservoirs. In the present paper a theory is developed ...
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