Team Member

Neal Auchter

Ph.D. Candidate
Virginia Tech
auchter@vt.edu

Topic: Intraslope Sandstone Body Architectures and Basin-Scale Depositional Context

 

Research Topics

  • Slope evolution and stratigraphic framework of the Tres Pasos Formation, northern Magallanes Basin, Chilean Patagonia --- download Neal's AAPG 2014 poster for more information: All three poster panels in a single pdf file.
  • Proximal to distal facies variability and mass transport deposit-influenced architectures along a 3.5 km slope transect, Tres Pasos Formation at Rio Zamora Valley, southern Chile --- download Neal's AAPG 2014 poster for more information: All three poster panels in a single pdf file.
  • Architectural analysis of outcropping deep-water channel deposits, Tres Pasos Formation, southern Chile: Implications for sedimentary processes and seismic interpretation --- download Neal's AAPG 2013 poster for more information: All three poster panels in a single pdf file.
  • Intrastratal slope deformation preserved in outcrop, Tres Pasos Formation, Magallanes Basin, southern Chile --- more about this project in 2015
  • Detrital strontium stratigraphic constraints on basin infill history of a deep-water foreland basin, Magallanes Basin, southern Chile --- samples collected in 2014 field season, preliminary results to be delivered in 2015

Publications and Presentations

  • Auchter, N.C., Romans, B.W., Hubbard, S.M., Stright, L., Daniels, B. 2015, Outcrop Example of Intrastratal Slope Deformation Controlled by Depositional Architecture, Tres Pasos Formation, Magallanes Basin, Chile, AAPG Annual Meeting, Denver Poster PDF
  • Auchter, N.C., Romans, B.W., Hubbard, S.M., Stright, L., Reimchen, A.P., and Daniels, B.G., 2014, Slope evolution revealed by analysis of sandstone body architecture, Tres Pasos Formation at Cerro Mirador, Chile. AAPG Annual Meeting, Houston Poster PDF
  • Daniels, B.G., Hubbard, S.M., Stright, L., Romans, B.W., Fletcher, S.D.T., Reimchen, A.P., and Auchter, N.C., 2014, Longitudinal channel architecture and facies variability along an eight kilometer long downslope transect of a high-relief clinoform, Tres Pasos Formation, Chile. AAPG Annual Meeting, Houston Poster PDF
  • Reimchen, A.P., Hubbard, S.M., Auchter, N.C., Daniels, B., Jackson, A., Stright, L., and Romans, B.W., 2014, The record of sediment transfer on deep-water slopes: Characterization of an aggradational channel complex 25 km from the shelf edge, Tres Pasos Formation, Chile. AAPG Annual Meeting, Houston Poster PDF
  • Auchter, N.C., Romans, B.W., Hubbard, S.M., Stright, L., 2013, Stratigraphic architecture of punctuated deep-water channel migration, Upper Cretaceous Tres Pasos Formation, Magallanes Basin, Chile. AAPG Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh Poster PDF
  • Romans, B.W., Hubbard, S.M., Stright, L., and Auchter, N.C., 2013, Variability in slope sandstone bodies: Linkage to slope morphology and evolution. AAPG Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh.

Previous degrees:

  • B.Sc. (University of Wisconsin), M.S. (University of Montana)

Little known fact:

Outstanding mustache grower.