By S. A. Lomas
This ebook arose from a starting to be appreciation of the level to which the improvement of turbidite depositional structures is essentially suffering from basin-floor topography. in lots of turbidite platforms and turbidite hydrocarbon reservoirs, depositional styles were reasonably to strongly restricted through pre-existing slopes; therefore 'submarine fanatics' might be faraway from fan-shaped the place limited via major bathymetric good points. This quantity examines features of sediment dispersal and accumulation in deep-water platforms the place sea-floor topography has exerted a decisive keep an eye on on deposition, and explores the linked controls on hydrocarbon reservoir structure and heterogeneity. The papers provided the following provide a world viewpoint, that is wide-ranging when it comes to technique in addition to place, together with contrasting stories and case reports of outcrop, subsurface, sleek and experimental structures. This ebook should be of use either to educational geologists and to geoscience execs in facing the characterization/modelling of deep-water clastic reservoirs. additionally on hand: Alluvial enthusiasts: Geomorphology, Sedimentology, Dynamics (Geological Society designated book) - ISBN 1862391890 Western North Atlantic Palaeogene and Cretaceous Palaeoceanography - ISBN 1862390789 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the planet, and one of many greatest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of high quality peer-reviewed titles for teachers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign acceptance for the standard of its work.The many parts within which we submit in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reviews and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses
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G. g. the deep Macaroni Field). Sand deposition in outlet channel fills may be related to local gradient reductions. The example shown here is from the western Niger Delta slope (Figs 2, 9 & 10). Here, an incised channel (channel X in Pirmez et al. 2000) is the conduit for a depositional system that occupies an intraslope depression with a diameter of approximately 10km (Fig. 9). 2°. Seismic profiles show baselapping reflector geometries indicating an early phase of distal confinement; however, the present depositional surface grades to the spillpoint of the subbasin.
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