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dc.contributor.advisorMohrig, Daviden
dc.contributor.advisorMilliken, Kittyen
dc.contributor.advisorPonten, Annaen
dc.contributor.advisorSteel, Ronalden
dc.creatorUstipak, Kelsi Raeen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-14T15:57:36Z
dc.date.available2016-04-14T15:57:36Z
dc.date.issued2015-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2015
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T21R4Gen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/34209en
dc.description.abstractTransitional flow deposits are identified, characterized, and placed in a stratigraphic context in the proximal Brushy Canyon Formation, Guadalupe Mountains, Texas. Transitional flows are sand-laden, mud-rich sediment gravity flows that deposit matrix-rich sandstones that are laterally equivalent to matrix-poor sandstones in deepwater lobe environments. Understanding spatial variability in deepwater facies and developing correct process models based on outcrop studies facilitates accurate predictive drilling and exploration in deepwater hydrocarbon reservoirs. In this study, two well-known outcrops of the Brushy Canyon Formation are investigated with high-resolution data sets of detailed stratigraphic sections, grain size analysis, and thin sections. Results of the study reveal that transitional flow deposits have grain size trends and lateral bed thickness trends that distinguish them from the deposits of other sediment gravity flows.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectTransitional flow depositsen
dc.subjectDeepwateren
dc.subjectSediment gravity flow processesen
dc.subjectBrushy Canyon Formationen
dc.subjectLobeen
dc.subjectGuadalupe Mountains
dc.subjectTexas
dc.subjectStratigraphy
dc.titleCharacterizing transitional flow deposits in the proximal Brushy Canyon Formation, Texasen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.date.updated2016-04-14T15:57:37Z
dc.description.departmentGeological Sciencesen
thesis.degree.departmentGeological Sciencesen
thesis.degree.disciplineGeological sciencesen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Geological Sciencesen


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