Michael Hudec

Michael Hudec

Senior Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology 49596 Michael Desktop /Portals/0/PackFlashItemImages/WebReady/hudec-michael-v2.jpg?width=200&height=235&quality=75&mode=crop&encoder=freeimage&progressive=true

Mike Hudec is a senior research scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology and directs the Applied Geodynamics Laboratory, an industry-sponsored research consortium studying salt tectonics. He received his doctorate from the University of Wyoming in 1990, and spent the next eight years at Exxon Production Research, where he specialized in salt tectonics, extensional tectonics and seismic interpretation. His current research interests include palinspastic restoration of salt structures, deepwater structural styles and evolution of the Gulf of Mexico Basin.

 

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  • 50019 The Salina del Bravo region, on the continental slope just south of the Texas border, is dominated by four structures. From landward to seaward: the Bravo trough, Sigsbee Canopy, Perdido fold belt, and BAHA high. The Bravo trough lies beneath the updip part of the slope, and is characterized by a thick, intensely folded Tertiary section beneath which the Mesozoic section is thin or absent. The Bravo trough runs for roughly 400 km along strike, and is at least 40 km wide, with the west edge lying beyond the limits of our dataset. The downdip end of the Bravo trough is connected to the Sigsbee canopy by a feeder or weld. The Sigsbee canopy lies almost entirely seaward of the Bravo trough, and in most places overlies the Perdido fold belt. In many places the Perdido fold belt folds the base of the Sigsbee canopy. Elsewhere, Perdido folds are truncated beneath an unconformity on which the canopy is emplaced. At the seaward end of the system is the BAHA high, named for the first well drilled in it. The BAHA high is a structural high in the base of salt, with 1-2 km of relief in most places. Like the Bravo trough, it runs over 400 km along strike. The Perdido fold belt lies on top of or updip of the BAHA high. Evolution of the Salina del Bravo, Mexico: The Bravo Trough, Sigsbee Canopy and Perdido Fold Belt https://www.aapg.org/career/training/in-person/distinguished-lecturer/abstract/Articleid/50019/evolution-of-the-salina-del-bravo-mexico-the-bravo-trough-sigsbee-canopy-and-perdido-fold-belt
    Evolution of the Salina del Bravo, Mexico: The Bravo Trough, Sigsbee Canopy and Perdido Fold Belt