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RI0285-2. Anatomy of a Paleozoic Basin: The Permian Basin, USA, Volume 2. Edited by Stephen C. Ruppel. 538 p., 391 figs., 2020. Copublished with AAPG as AAPG Memoir 118. ISBN: 978-1-970007-35-0. Downloadable PDF.
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About This Publication
This is Volume 2 of a two-volume set. The set is the first comprehensive analysis of the Permian Basin in more than 60 years. Collectively, these chapters provide a spectrum of data and interpretations that characterize one of the largest hydrocarbon-producing super basins in the world.
This publication will interest all who seek information on the distribution of hydrocarbons in the basin, as well as those wanting to better understand the evolution of the basin during the Phanerozoic.
In Memoriam - Stephen C. Ruppel
In Memoriam - Hardie Seay Nance
Section 1 - Paleozoic Stratigraphy and Sedimentology II
The Middle Silurian–Lower Devonian Wristen Group, Permian Basin: Impact of Tectonic Subsidence on Patterns of Deposition, Diagenesis, and Reservoir Development, by Stephen C. Ruppel
Proximal Shallow-Water Carbonates and Distal Biosiliceous Cherts of the Lower Devonian Thirtyone Formation, Permian Basin, by
Stephen C. Ruppel, Susan D. Hovorka, and Roger Barnaby
The Woodford Formation of the Permian Basin: Regional, Middle to Late Devonian Transgression of the Southern Midcontinent and Accompanying Global Anoxia, by Stephen C. Ruppel, Harry Rowe, Robert M. Reed, James E. Barrick, E. J. James, and Robert G. Loucks
The Mississippian System in the Permian Basin: Proximal Platform Carbonates and Distal Organic-Rich Mudrocks, by Stephen C. Ruppel, Harry Rowe, Robert M. Reed, and Robert G. Loucks
Pennsylvanian (Upper Carboniferous) Paleodepositional Evolution of the Greater Permian Basin, Texas and New Mexico: Depositional Systems and Hydrocarbon Reservoir Analysis, by Wayne R. Wright
Early Permian (Wolfcampian) Succession in the Permian Basin: Icehouse Platform, Slope Carbonates, and Basinal Mudrocks, by Qilong Fu, Robert W. Baumgardner, Jr., and H. Scott Hamlin
Lower Permian (Leonardian) Platform Carbonate Succession: Deposition and Diagenesis during a Waning Icehouse Period, by Stephen C. Ruppel
Lower Permian (Leonardian) Deepwater Successions in the Midland Basin: Lithofacies, Stratigraphy, Reservoirs, and Source Rocks, by H. Scott Hamlin and Robert W. Baumgardner, Jr.
The Bone Spring Formation (Leonardian) of the Delaware Basin: Deepwater Lithofacies and Stratigraphy, by H. S. Nance and H. Scott Hamlin
Composite and High-Frequency Cyclicity in Middle Permian Shelf Carbonates: The San Andres and Grayburg (Guadalupian) Succession in the Permian Basin, by Charles Kerans and Stephen C. Ruppel
Upper Permian Delaware Mountain Group: Record of Highstand/Lowstand Platform Shedding, by H. S. Nance
Guadalupian (Artesia Group) and Ochoan Shelf Successions of the Permian Basin: Effects of Deposition, Diagenesis, and Structure on Reservoir Development, by H. S. Nance
Section 2 - Hydrocarbon Systems
Oil and Gas Production, Permian Basin: A Giant Conventional Oil Province Being Transformed by Shale Oil Production, by Eric C. Potter, Mark P. Walsh, Caroline L. Breton, Casee Lemons, and Robert C. Reedy
Keywords: basins, hydrocarbon reservoirs, mudrocks, New Mexico, Paleozoic, Permian Basin, radiogenic isotopes, sandstone systems, stable isotopes, super basin, Texas, West Texas
Ruppel, S. C., ed., 2020, Anatomy of a Paleozoic Basin: The Permian Basin, USA (vol. 2): The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Report of Investigations No. 285; AAPG Memoir 118, 538 p., doi: doi.org/10.23867/RI0285-2.