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Sequence Stratigraphy

  • ID: 2176359
  • Book
  • 304 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Following publication of the landmark
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 26 in 1977, seismic and sequence stratigraphy revitalized the traditional subject of stratigraphy. It became one of the liveliest and most controversial disciplines in the earth sciences. The dust has now largely settled but the science of sequence stratigraphy is still being driven forward, with work on high resolution examples from outcrop and the subsurface and computer modeling of sedimentary fill from parasequence to basin scales.

Sequence Stratigraphy, based on the successful training course of BP, sets out to define and explain the concepts, principles and applications of this profoundly influential set of techniques. Not least, the dense terminology of the subject is carefully de–mystified, with reference to numerous real examples.

This book is, above all, a practical guide and presents the tools and techniques of sequence stratigraphy. It is a arranged to cover four main themes: a brief history; concepts and principles; tools; and applications of sequence stratigraphy to different depositional systems. Emphasis is given to the importance of seeing sequence stratigraphy in its sedimentological context, relating product to process.

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List of Contributors.


1 Historical Perspective.

2 Concepts and Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy.

3 Seismic Stratigraphy.

4 Outcrop and Well Data.

5 Chronostratigraphic Charts.

6 Biostratigraphy.

7 Fluvial Systems.

8 Paralic Successions.

9 Deep–marine Clastic Systems.

10 Carbonate Systems.

11 Organic–rich Facies and Hydrocarbon Source Rocks.

12 Computer Modelling of Basin Fill.



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Dominic Emery
Keith Myers
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