SUBSIDENCE AND THERMAL HISTORY OF SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA AULACOGEN: IMPLICATIONS FOR PETROLEUM EXPLORATION.

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Abstract

Reconsturcted subsidence curves and the thermal history of the Southern Oklahoma aulacogen support the concept of thermally controlled isostaic subsidence for the formation of the basin and indicate the significance of this concept for petroleum exploration. Two mechanisms - initial elastic flexure, followed by detachment and differential subsidence of the aulacogen - are inferred from the subsidence curves. Two methods have been used for reconstruction of the thermal history of basin evolution and reconstruction of the geothermal history on the basis of geothermometry. The implications of what these methods indicate for petroleum exploration are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2521-2533
Number of pages13
JournalAAPG Bulletin
Volume65
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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