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Lithostratigraphy of Shell 272-1 and 273-1 Wells: implications as to depositional history of the Baltimore Canyon Trough, Mid- Atlantic OCS.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin

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Abstract

The Shell 272-1 and 273-1 wells, located c106km SE of Atlantic City, in the NW part of the Baltimore Canyon Trough penetrate strata from Cenozoic down to Upper Jurassic, and the lithology of each is described. 7 major lithologic units were established and correlated to the COST B-2 and B-3 wells. The depositional environments of the Upper Jurassic rocks range from an upper delta plain facies to a back-reef facies. The Lower Cretaceous strata, in a vertical sequence, consist of upper delta plain, lower delta plain, marginal marine, and distributary-mouth-bar deposits. A Cenomanian sandstone is the youngest indicator of deltaic deposition; marine strata dominate the remainder of the Upper Cretaceous and Cenozoic.-from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Lithostratigraphy of Shell 272-1 and 273-1 Wells: implications as to depositional history of the Baltimore Canyon Trough, Mid- Atlantic OCS.
Series title:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
Volume
65
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
First page:
1476
Last page:
1484
Number of Pages:
9