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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 65 (1981)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1680

Last Page: 1680

Title: Gulf Coast Stratigraphic Traps in Lower Cretaceous Carbonates: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Richard H. Sams

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Prolific oil and gas production is being obtained from carbonate patch-reef reservoirs within Lower Cretaceous formations along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Mexico. Many of these reservoirs are trapped stratigraphically where facies changes within a formation or patch-reef unit establish an updip permeability barrier. Examples of such traps from the literature illustrate oil and gas fields in Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and east Texas. A geologic model provides the explorationist with an actual drilling target suitable to a multiple-well exploratory program.

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