Dynamical Geology of Salt and Related Structures - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124441705, 9781483288802

Dynamical Geology of Salt and Related Structures

1st Edition

Editors: I. Lerche
eBook ISBN: 9781483288802
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th May 1987
Page Count: 832
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Dynamical Geology of Salt and Related Structures deals with many aspects of the dynamical evolution of salt bodies in sedimentary basins.

This book consists of four major sections. Section A deals with salt dynamics and the motion of salt. The impact of a mobile salt mass on the structural development of the overlying formations is considered in Section B, while the development of caprock, which is commonly found overlying salt diapirs, is emphasized in Section C. The last section deliberates the interrelationships between fluid flow, salt dissolution, and heat flow in the vicinity of a salt diapir, including the connections with maturation of source rocks, migration, and trapping of hydrocarbons in salt-related structures.

This publication is valuable to professional geoscientists interested in processes involved in salt dynamics.

Table of Contents


Section A Salt Structures

Island Salt Plugs in the Middle East and Their Tectonic Implications

Deformation within Salt Bodies

Influence of Differential Sediment Loading on Salt Tectonics in the East Texas Basin

Modeling of Buoyant Salt Diapirism

Stepwise Centrifuge Modeling of the Effects of Differential Sedimentary Loading on the Formation of Salt Structures

Section B Structural Impact of Salt on Surrounding Formations

Active Salt Dome Development in the Levant Basin, Southeast Mediterranean

Thin-Skinned Deformation Over Salt

Salt Control on Thrust Geometry, Structural Style and Gravitational Collapse along the Himalayan Mountain Front in the Salt Range of Northern Pakistan

Modeling of the Deformation and Faulting of Formations Overlying an Uprising Salt Dome

Fractured Chalk Overburden of a Salt Diapir, Laegerdorf, NW Germany—Exposed Example of a Possible Hydrocarbon Reservoir

The Origin and Development of Salt Structures in Northwest Germany

Section C Caprock

Textural and Paleomagnetic Evidence for the Mechanism and Timing of Anhydrite Cap Rock Formation, Winnfield Salt Dome, Louisiana

Evolution of Boling Dome Cap Rock with Emphasis on Included Terrigenous Clastics, Fort Bend and Wharton Counties, Texas

Mixed Carbon Sources for Calcite Caprocks of Gulf Coast Salt Domes

Organic Geochemistry of Salt Dome Cap Rocks, Gulf Coast Salt Basin

Section D Fluid Flow, Salt Dissolution Heat Flow, and Hydrocarbon Migration

Dynamics of Subsurface Salt Dissolution at the Welsh Dome, Louisiana Gulf Coast

The Development by Salt Diapirs of Superficial Overhang Features, and Effects on Associated Sediments

Heat Flow and Thermal Maturation Near Salt Diapirs

Salt Domes, Organic-Rich Source Beds and Reservoirs in Intraslope Basins of the Gulf Coast Region

Model for the Origins of Geopressured Brines, Hydrocarbons, Cap Rocks and Metallic Mineral Deposits: Gulf Coast, U.S.A.



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About the Editor

I. Lerche

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Department of Geological Sciences, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

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