Identification of buried karst geomorphology beneath aeolian and alluvial sedimentary cover in the Delaware Basin via airborne full tensor gradiometry data
- Alan Morgan (Bell Geospace) | Scott Payton (Bell Geospace) | Kevin W. Stafford (Stephen F. Austin University)
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- Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- SEG International Exposition and Annual Meeting, 15-20 September, San Antonio, Texas, USA
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- 2019. Society of Exploration Geophysicists
- Gravity tensor, Near surface, Airborne survey, Gradiometry, Resolution
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Dissolution of halite and gypsum within the Rustler, Salado and Castile formations has created numerous karst features within the Delaware Basin of west Texas. These features range in size from local breccia pipes such as the Wink sinkholes to basin scale dissolution features such as the Pecos and Monument troughs. Aeolian and alluvial sediments in the western Delaware basin mask many such features, making them a challenge for both drilling and seismic imaging efforts. Recently acquired ultra-high-resolution Full Tensor Gradiometry data in Reeves County, Texas offers an unprecedented look at anomalies correlating to large-scale dissolution collapse structures which have little or no surface expression due to burial by aeolian and alluvial sediments.
Presentation Date: Monday, September 16, 2019
Session Start Time: 1:50 PM
Presentation Time: 1:50 PM
Location: Poster Station 1
Presentation Type: Poster
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