Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin (www.beg.utexas.edu).
AAPG International Conference and Exhibition, Cancun, Mexico, October 2427, 2004
Neogene Shelf, Slope, and Basin-Floor Gas Plays, Laguna Madre-Tuxpan Continental Shelf, Eastern Mexico
William A. Ambrose, Tim F. Wawrzyniec, L. Frank Brown, Jr., Khaled Fouad, Shinichi Sakurai, David C. Jennette, Dallas B. Dunlap, Edgar H. Guevara, Mario Aranda Garcia, Ulises Hernández Romano, Ramón Cárdenas Hernández, Eduardo Macías Zamora, and Suhas C. Talukdar
shelf, slope-fan, and basin-floor-fan plays in the Laguna Madre-Tuxpan
(LM-T) continental shelf reflect a variety of structural and stratigraphic
controls, including gravity sliding and extension, strike-slip motion,
salt evacuation, and lowstand canyon and fan systems associated with major
uplift of carbonate and volcanic terrains. In a 16-month study of the
eastern Mexico continental shelf, conducted jointly by the Bureau of Economic
Geology (BEG) and PEMEX Exploración y Producción, more than
30 plays were defined and mapped over a 50,000-km2 area that links the
Veracruz and Burgos Basins.