Basin Evolution and Petroleum Prospectivity of the Continental Margins of India


  • Rabi Bastia, Muland (W), Mumbai, India
  • M. Radhakrishna, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India

During the past 10 years, the Oil industry in India has seen a tremendous rise in exploration activity with several major E&P companies generating vast amount of new geological and geophysical data. The availability of such integrated data sets (gravity, magnetic, seismic, drilled wells), especially in the deep offshore basins, has led the authors to revisit earlier concepts and models in order to redefine the tectonic framework of major offshore basins along the Indian continental margins. The book covers the stratigraphic evolution, play types and the classification of major offshore basins both in shallow and deepwater environments.
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Primary market: petroleum academia and industry, worldwide

Secondary market: research organizations and individual consultants, worldwide


Book information

  • Published: December 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53604-4


"Citing a lack of a basic reference book dealing with all petro-geological aspects of basin evolution in the Indian continental margins as the motivation for this book, Bastia and Radhakrishna present a synthesis of the regional tectonic framework and evolution of the eastern and western continental margins, integrating the regional datasets for the development of petroleum systems in individual basins."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013

Table of Contents

Ch. 1: Introduction
Ch. 2: Reconstruction of Eastern Gondwanaland Breakup and Evolution of the Passive Continental Margins of India
Ch. 3: Regional Tectonic Framework and Crustal Structure
Ch. 4: Sedimentation History and Development of Fan System along the Continental Margins of India
Ch. 5: Sedimentary Basins Along the East Coast of India: Subsurface Geology, Depositional History, and Petroleum Systems
Ch. 6: Subsurface Geology, Depositional History, and Petroleum Systems Along the Western Offshore Basins of India
Ch. 7: Exploration in the Indian Offshore Basins - Some Challenging Issues Related to Imaging and Drilling
Ch. 8: Summary