Deep-water sandstones, Brushy Canyon Formation, West Texas by R.T. Beaubouef, C. Rossen, F.B. Zelt, M.D. Sullivan, D.C.

By R.T. Beaubouef, C. Rossen, F.B. Zelt, M.D. Sullivan, D.C. Mohrig, D.C. Jennette

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4), therefore provides a depositional strike perspective. At Buena Vkta the upper member is interpreted as lower slope deposits and characterized by deeply incised channels. This core summary-plot illustrates the relationship between well-log patterns, core lithofacies associations and environments of deposition. Dominating the cored interval is approximately 250 feet of stacked channel-axis deposits for the upper confined channel complex (UBC-2) and a mixture of channel-margin and channel-axis deposits for the lower confined channel complex (UBC-I).

3b. 3. Proximal Basin Floor: Brushy Mesa, Lower Brushy Canyon Formation. 3a. Oblique depositional strike perspective of proximal fan channels of the lower member. Dominating this exposure are laterally offset, erosional based, narrow (low aspect ratio) channels and interchannel sheets. Channels tend to be filled from axes to margins by amalgamated, thick-bedded sandstones suggesting rapid filling of chan- nels by high-concentration turbidity flows. The interchannel strata are comprised of non-amalgamated thin- to thickbedded massive sandstones and interbedded siltstones.

61-69. King, P. , 1942, Permian of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 26, 535-763. King, P. , 1948, Geology of the Southern Guadalupe Mountains, Texas. U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 215, 183 p. S. Geologic Survey Professional Paper, 480, 185 p. , 1972, Cyclic Sedimentation in Middle Permian Strata of the Permian Basin; in Cyclic Sedimentation in the Permian Basin, West Texas Geological Society Publication, 72-60, p. 203-232.

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