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Slope channel-levee systems, Eastern Gulf of Mexico Survey

VSA Author: Zoltan Sylvester
Organization: Shell
Regions: 1
Scenes: 0
Interpretations: 0
Date Created: 2010-05-24

This survey includes images from 3D seismic data covering part of the upper slope in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico. The focus is on geomorphology of upper slope channels and gullies. Seismic data courtesy of CGGVeritas.

Regional Projects related to this Survey

Channel-levee systems linked to shelf-edge delta, Gulf of Mexico Regional Project

VSA Author: Zoltan Sylvester
Organization: Shell
Scenes: 7
Interpretations: 1
Date Created: 2010-05-24

This is a shaded relief image of the top surface of shelf-edge delta and two related channel-levee systems. Colors draped over the topography represent time thickness (two-way traveltime) between the top and the base of the system. Seismic data courtesy of CGGVeritas. Image presented at the "Frontiers of Seismic Geomorphology" showcase held at the Geological Society, London, June, 201...


  • Survey Administrator:
    • Zoltan Sylvester
  • VSA Author:
    • Zoltan Sylvester

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins


Basin Setting
Passive Margin

Geographic Context

Physical Geography
Deltas, Shelf-Slopes, Fans (Submarine)

Political Geography
United States of America


Survey Information
Marine, 3D

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Time