Paleoalgology pp 306-314 | Cite as

Taxonomic Survey of Lower Permian Algae from the Southern Tatum Basin, Southeastern New Mexico, U.S.A.

  • J. M. Cys

Abstract

The Tatum Basin (Fig. 1) is located in southeastern New Mexico on the Northwest Shelf of the Permian Basin, a major hydrocarbon-producing region of North America. It is a local subsurface basin that appeared in Early Pennsylvanian time, with maximum development during the Middle Pennsylvanian. As a result of depositional infilling, the area ceased to be a basin sensu stricto by Early Permian (Wolfcamp) time and became a shallow, open carbonate shelf.

Keywords

Permian Porosity Hydrocarbon Shale Lithology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Cys
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  1. 1.MidlandUSA

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