Lithostratigraphic Analysis of Sedimentary Basins

Lithostratigraphic Analysis of Sedimentary Basins

1st Edition - November 28, 1979

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  • Author: C. E. B. Conybeare
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483268606

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Lithostratigraphic Analysis of Sedimentary Basins deals with the concepts and methodology of lithostratigraphic analysis used to elucidate various aspects of the geological history of sedimentary layers within a basin. The principles of stratigraphy and sedimentation as well as the influence of tectonism are discussed, along with their relevance to a variety of methods employed in the analysis of sedimentary basins. Comprised of seven chapters, this book begins with a classification of sedimentary basins and an overview of the methods used in their analysis. Certain lithological features, including sedimentary structures, textures, and assemblages of features that are considered to be diagnostic or indicative of particular depositional environments, are discussed, together with their implications for interpretations of the geologic history of a sedimentary basin on the basis of both macrostratigraphic and microstratigraphic criteria. Other lithologic analyses that are mentioned relate to petrophysical properties such as porosity and permeability and to chemical properties such as trace element, organic, and hydrocarbon content. Methods employed in the examination of outcrops and rock samples are also considered. The final chapter describes the application of sedimentary basin analysis to exploration of oil and gas, coal, and minerals, together with potential storage reservoirs for natural gas. This monograph will be of interest to geophysicists, geologists, geophysicists, and engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Classification of Sedimentary Basins

    Methods of Study

    Chapter 2 Evolution and Development


    Chapter 3 Stratigraphic and Structural Concepts


    Consolidation of Sediments

    Stratigraphic Framework of Basins

    Structural Framework of Basins

    Chapter 4 Depositional Environments

    Geomorphic and Sedimentary Associations

    Lithofacies and Stratigraphic Associations

    Chapter 5 Analysis of Outcrops, Drill Core, and Cuttings



    Physicochemical Properties

    Chapter 6 Construction of Maps and Sections

    Sedimentary Basin Configuration



    Collation and Representation

    Chapter 7 Application of Basin Analysis to Economic Geology


    Exploration for Oil and Gas

    Exploration for Coal

    Exploration for Mineral Deposits

    Exploration for Aquifers and Storage Reservoirs



Product details

  • No. of pages: 568
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: November 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483268606

About the Author

C. E. B. Conybeare

Affiliations and Expertise

Australian National University, Canberra (A. C. T.)

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