Nature and distribution of clay minerals in high net-to-gross deepwater fans: Taranaki Basin outcrops, New Zealand case study
Submarine fans can be highly complex in their internal stratigraphic architecture and the way sand and mud are spatially distributed. Previous works have focused on predicting the spatial distribution of sand in channel and lobe complexes of high net-to-gross systems (HNG) for exploration purposes (e.g. King and Browne, 2001; Baas et al., 2005; Hempton et al., 2005; Lynds and Hajek, 2006; Mayall et al., 2006). In contrast, addressing the spatial distribution of clay content in these types of systems has received little attention, even though clay content can be the most significant factor to ...
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