NEW MEXICO ELEVATOR BASINS-3: Elevator basin models-implications for exploration in central New Mexico

This is the third and concluding part of a three part article on late Paleozoic elevator basins of the southern ancestral Rocky Mountains.Three models have been developed from the elevator basins described in this article. The models are the Trementina model, the Cuervo model, and the Estancia model. The models are intended to be exploration tools that aid in the prediction of the location and quality of petroleum source rocks and reservoirs associated with elevator basins that are either undrilled or only sparsely drilled.The models are based on two variables. The first variable concerns the orientation of the basin relative to the bordering late Paleozoic uplift. Is the basin elongate ...

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