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"Hydrocarbon Source Rocks of the Greater Rocky Mountain Region " is the title of the Rocky Mountains Association of Geologists 1984 contribution to its annual symposium-guidebook series. This volume is comprised of over 25 papers that describe Precambrian through lower Tertiary source rocks and their associated maturation, migration, and accumulation patterns.
Placement of source rocks within a regional depositional framework indicates that they are generally associated with specific depositional environments associated with recognizable cycles of transgression and regression. When placed in a framework of depositional sequences, the source rocks can easily be related to the geometry of the associated reservoirs that they charge and to the seals that restrict hydrocarbon migration and control accumulation.
A series of maps shows distributions of source rocks for each critical stratigraphic sequence, and places the data and concepts of individual symposium papers in a regional context.
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