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West Texas Geological society 2019 Fall Symposium Field Trip

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Date(s) - 09/26/2019 - 09/29/2019
All Day




Middle Permian Conventional & Unconventional

Composite-Scale Sequence Stratigraphy & Lithofacies Distribution Guadalupe Mountains & Delaware Basin


Field Trip Leaders: Xavier Janson, Greg Hurd and Zane Jobe

Thursday, September 26 – Sunday, September 29, 2019


This core and field workshop will examine slope & basinal strata of the Permian Basin in cores and outcrops of the southern (Glass Mountain), western (Sierra Diablo), and northwestern (Guadalupe Mountains) parts of the Delaware Basin. The first day will be spent reviewing general shelf-to-basin stratigraphic architecture and examining several core examples of various depositional environments in both the Delaware and Midland Basins.

During the 3 field days, we will visit several outcrop locations around the Delaware Basin where we will examine Wolfcampian through Guadalupian slope & basin deposits. In each outcrop location, we will observe a variety of sediment gravity flow deposits and stratigraphic architectures. We will also discuss how the local shelf-to-basin profile & proximity to major tectonic features act to control styles of sediment distribution. Integration of subsurface data throughout the fieldtrip will facilitate further discussion about implications for subsurface interpretation and prediction of reservoir quality.

The Field Trip will depart from Midland, spend two nights in Alpine, TX, and one night in Van Horn, TX then return to Midland. Attendance is limited to 23 participants. There are a limited number of double occupancy rooms available, which may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Please indicate your roommate if requesting Double Occupancy. If you have food allergies, please indicate so we may accommodate you. If flying out of Midland on Sunday, schedule flights leaving after 7:00 pm.


Field trip price includes guidebook, vehicle transportation, 3 nights lodging, breakfast (3 days), lunch (3 days), and 1 group dinner:


Registration Form


Notes: The hikes on this trip are extremely difficult. Please ensure that you are capable of rigorous physical activity for more than 6 hours in a row prior to registering for this trip. Rugged, closed-toed shoes and long-rugged pants are required. Temperatures can range from 30-50 degrees F to more than 110 degrees F during this time period. Please take these extreme weather conditions into consideration before registering for this trip.


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