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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.