Basin Evaluation Comparison: Paradox, San Juan, and Black Mesa Basins, 4-Corners Region, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona U.S.A.


Subsurface technical studies conducted in the 4-Corners region of New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Arizona U.S.A. provide geoscientists a view of the tectonic history of the basins.  The Paradox, San Juan, and Black Mesa basins, although located adjacent to each other and separated by the Defiance Uplift, have different basin histories resulting in quite different hydrocarbon productivity and prospectively.  The integration of GM geophysical data in the form of gravity and magnetic, with other available data, provides an approach to evaluate the early history of each basin.


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