Introduction

  • Paul Weimer
  • Martin H. Link
Part of the Frontiers in Sedimentary Geology book series (SEDIMENTARY)

Abstract

A major gap in our knowledge of ancient turbidite systems can be solved with the use of multifold seismic data. Outcrops of ancient submarine fans are limited and expose only portions of turbidite systems. Consequently, the three-dimensional aspects, resolution, distribution, and architecture of ancient submarine fans can best be imaged with multifold seismic data. The integration of cores, well logs, biostratigraphy, three-dimensional seismic, and reservoir pressure data will also add significantly to the understanding of these deep-water systems. The use of seismicstratigraphic concepts for submarine-fan deposition with outcrops has changed the interpretation of facies and their distribution in turbidite systems (Mutti, 1985; Mutti and Normark, this volume; Sgavetti, this volume).

Keywords

Cretaceous Petrol Jurassic Stratigraphy Eocene 

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