Paleozoic Stratigraphy and Reservoirs, Permian Basin – Guadalupe, Hueco, and Franklin Mountains, West Texas and New Mexico
Date: Saturday, October 15, evening to Wednesday, October 19, early afternoon. (Departs and returns to the El Paso, Texas airport) (No flights should be scheduled before 5:00 pm on Wednesday October 19).
Location: El Paso, Texas and travel to Carlsbad New Mexico.
Trip Leader: Dr. Rick Sarg
Fee: $1500, Includes: 4 nights lodging (single occupancy), ground transportation, course notes, lunch and refreshments.
Limit: 30 people
This three day field trip will introduce participants to a series of some of the finest outcrop exposures of carbonate and deepwater siliciclastic rocks in the world. Two principle themes of the trip are: (1) to observe the characteristics of a wide variety of sedimentary environments and lithofacies in the Paleozoic section of the Permian basin, including examples of siliciclastic and carbonate reservoirs, and organic-rich mudrocks; and (2) to compare these outcrop observations with subsurface data from the Permian basin with emphasis on reservoir flow unit architecture. Continuous outcrops in West Texas and New Mexico expose the majority of the Paleozoic rocks which are producing both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons in the Permian basin of West Texas.