Renewed Petroleum Generation Related to Tertiary Intrusions and Increased Heat Flow, Western Permian Basin, Texas and New Mexico: ABSTRACT

@inproceedings{Barker1989RenewedPG,
  title={Renewed Petroleum Generation Related to Tertiary Intrusions and Increased Heat Flow, Western Permian Basin, Texas and New Mexico: ABSTRACT},
  author={Charles Edward Barker and Mark J. Pawlewicz},
  year={1989}
}
Higher paleogeothermal gradients, commencing in the Tertiary after maximum burial, have caused renewed petroleum generation in the western Permian basin. Evidence for this reheating is two distinct trends in the mean random vitrinite reflectance (R/sub m/) and depth data compiled from over 40 wells. One group, with a 0.7% R/sub m//km gradient, is from the western edge of the basin; the other, with a 0.5% R/sub m//km gradient, is from the central and eastern portions. Post-Mississippian tilting… CONTINUE READING