Catastrophism and the Historical Roots of Sequence Stratigraphy

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The “eureka” moments of petroleum geology are celebrated in an ongoing series within AAPG’s publication called EXPLORER. Discover the journey of “Catastrophism and the Historical Roots of Sequence Stratigraphy” here. Written by Mike Simmons, Technology Fellow for geosciences and exploration at Halliburton, the article delves into the historical debates about sudden transgressions and regressions as a part of Earth history and the alignment of sequence stratigraphy with some of the earliest interpretations of the rock record.