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.
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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- 19th May 1987
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