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Sequence Stratigraphy on the Northwest European Margin

Sequence Stratigraphy, presently one of the most rapidly growing areas in geology, is concerned with the documentation and prediction of how sandstones (potential hydrocarbon reservoirs) and shales (potential source rocks) are distributed in time and space within sedimentary basins. The book takes a critical look at some of the sequence stratigraphy concepts, and provides an account of how these have been applied recently in NW Europe (North Sea, mid Norway and E. Greenland, Barents Sea and Svalbard), mainly in connection with the exploration for oil and gas.

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Published: July 1995

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-81863-8

Reviews

  • This is a beautifully-presented collection of conference papers with a considerable number of effective illustrations in colour, including fold-out cross sections. Apart from contributing significantly to the geology of the North Sea and Greenland regions, it provides a good introduction to sequence stratigraphy and its uses in petroleum exploration and development.
    Australian Mineral Foundation Reviews, 1997

Contents

  • I. Introduction. Sequence boundaries and sequence hierarchies (A.F. Embry). Sequence stratigraphy theory: remarks and recommendations (W. Helland-Hansen). Sequence stratigraphy, three dimensions and philosophy (O.J. Martinsen). Practical dynamic modelling of clastic basin fill (C.M. Griffiths, F. Hadler-Jacobsen). Differentiation of incised valley systems from mobile streams: some examples from the Oseberg Field, Norwegian North Sea (A. Ryseth, H. Fjellbirkeland). Sequence stratigraphy, alluvial architecture and potential reservoir heterogeneities of fluvial deposits (T. Olsen). II. Application to the Northern North Sea. The Lower Jurassic of the North Viking Graben in the context of Western European Lower Jurassic stratigraphy (D.N. Parkinson, F.M. Hines). Reservoir architecture of the cook formation on the Gullfaks Field based on sequence stratigraphic concepts (T. Dreyer, M. Wiig). Architecture and sequence stratigraphic perspectives of the Dunlin Group formations and proposal for new type- and reference-wells (T. Marjanac). Sequence stratigraphy of the Middle to Upper Jurassic, Viking Graben, North Sea (J.S. Sneider et al.). Sedimentological nature and tectonic implications of marine flooding surfaces and their basin-ward equivalents (L.G. Kessler II et al.). Northern limit of the "Brent Delta" at the Tampen Spur - a sequence stratigraphic approach for sandstone prediction (E.P. Johannessen et al.). Sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy of the Thistle field, northern North Sea (A.D. Reynolds). Shoreface pinch-out style on the front of the Brent delta in the easterly Tampen Spur area (T.R. Olsen, R.J. Steel). Jurassic depositional systems of the Horda Platform, Norwegian North Sea: practical consequences of applying sequence stratigraphic models (D.J. Stewart et al.). Tectonic controls on Bathonian-Volgian syn-rift successions on the Visund fault block, northern North Sea (R.B. Færseth et al.). Separation of Late Cimmerian rift and post-rift megasequences: comparison of the Jeanne d'Arc Basin, Grand Banks and the Outer Moray Firth, North Sea (I.K. Sinclair, L.A. Riley). Aspects of synrift sedimentation in the Upper Jurassic (Helmsdale Boulder Beds) of the Inner Moray Firth basin (P. Thériault, R.J. Steel). A sequence stratigraphic study of Lower Cretaceous deposits in the northernmost North Sea (M. Skibeli et al.). A composite standard approach to biostratigraphic evaluation of the North Sea paleogene (J.A. Stein et al.). Cenozoic sequence stratigraphic surfaces in the eastern North Sea (O. Michelsen et al.). Systems tract geometries associated with Early Eocene lowstands, imaged on a 3D seismic dataset from the Bruce Area, UK North Sea (N. Milton, M. Dyce). Tertiary sequence stratigraphy and play fairway definition, Bruce Beryl Embayment, quadrant 9, UKCS (R.J. Dixon, J. Pearce). Sequence stratigraphic framework of the Paleocene and Eocene successions, block 16/1 area (I. Laursen et al.). III. Application to Greenland, Svalbard and the Barents Sea. Sequence stratigraphic correlation of Lower Jurassic shallow marine and paralic successions across the Greenland-Norway seaway (G. Dam, F. Surlyk). Exploration significance of lacustrine forced regressions of the Rhaetian-Sinemurian Kap Stewart Formation, Jameson Land, east Greenland (G. Dam et al.). Gzelian-Asselian depositional sequences in the western Barents Sea and North Greenland (L. Stemmerik et al.). Sequence stratigraphy architecture of Carboniferous-Permian sedimentary systems of the Norwegian Barents Sea with comparison to coeval systems of the USA (M. Cecchi et al.). Helvetiafjellet formation (Barremian-Aptian), Spitsbergen (J. Gjelberg, R.J. Steel).

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