DELTAIC PROVINCES A MAJOR FOCUS OF WORLDWIDE EXPLORATION EFFORTS

William A. Wescott Amoco Production Co. Houston Deltas have proven to be important worldwide oil and gas provinces for two main reasons. First, they are point sources from which sediment is introduced onto continental shelves and into marginal basins, where the interaction of fluvial and basinal processes frequently results in favorable associations of reservoir, source, and seal facies.

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