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Lac Blanc Field, Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
Paul E. Boriskie (1)
The purpose of this study is to show the relationship between faulting, sedimentation, and accumulation of hydrocarbons as they occur in the Lac Blanc Field. The Lac Blanc Field is located in White Lake which occupies the southwest portion of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. The structure of the Field is that of a north-south striking anticline which in turn is cut by a down-to-the-south normal fault.
Faulting in this area was contemporaneous with sedimentation as evidenced by thickening of sediments with depth on both sides of the fault.
Production comes from several sands which lie between the Discorbis bolivarensis and Siphonina davisi markers (Lower Miocene) and are found on both the upthrown and downthrown sides of the fault.
A study of this Field was undertaken as a student project in the Department of Geology at the Southwestern Louisiana Institute, Lafayette, Louisiana. The writer wishes gratefully to acknowledge the co-operation of the geological department of Amerada Petroleum Corporation in permitting him the use of electric logs and in offering advice and constructive criticism. Special thanks also go to William R. Paine, Associate Professor of Geology at the Southwestern Louisiana Institute for his advice and criticism.
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