Comparison of small salt-cored diapirs (northern Gulf of Mexico slope) with Green Knoll beyond the Sigsbee Escarpment: variability in surface expression and seismic character

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A comparative study of two mound-like features on the upper slope that have salt cores which penetrate to near the modern seafloor is carried out. The two salt-cored features occur in the Garden Banks (GB) lease area (blocks 189 and 427). The surface geology and to a lesser extent biology of these two mounds is compared to that of a much larger salt-cored diapir that is located seaward of the Sigsbee Escarpment, Green Knoll. Overall, the comparative study provides data sets that may help interpret the surface characteristics of similar features from other parts of the northern Gulf of Mexico slope.

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Proceedings of the Annual Offshore Technology Conference

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