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Canterbury Plains braid delta

The Canterbury Plains braid delta, New Zealand: Outcrop analogue for sequence development with reservoir implications

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Canterbury Plains braid delta field trip photo

The modern Canterbury Plains provides lessons on system tracts, reservoir architecture and quality, progradation vs. retrogradation, and valley and shoreface incision. This two to three day field trip illustrates the stratigraphic and sedimentologic aspects of a modern braid-delta system in its entirety, from source in the Southern Alps to the ocean basin. This is undertaken with a view to establishing some analogues and lessons for the workings of petroleum reservoirs representing similar depositional settings.

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