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An Atlas of Carboniferous Basin Evolution in Northern England

Product Code: M0028
Series: GSL Memoirs
Author/Editor: Edited by A J Fraser and R L Gawthorpe
Publication Date: 18 August 2003
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Memoir 28.

This titls is out of print in hard copy format. It is available electronically from the Lyell Collection (subject to subscription or pay-per-view access).

Why an atlas of the Carboniferous in northern England? There can hardly be a more researched system in the whole of the British Isles, given its widespread distribution at outcrop and annual appearances in numerous PhD theses (including those of the authors). But perhaps all we really know about the Carboniferous is no more than skimming the surface. In this atlas, using modern multifold seismic and borehole data collected by the oil industry in its search for petroleum accumulations, we can start to look beyond the surface exposures and gain some new insights into the structure and stratigraphy of the subsurface (and surface) Carboniferous.


The unique appeal of this atlas of seismic sections is that it is based on data from onshore UK. Although these lines were originally shot as small segments targeting individual prospects and trends, they have been spliced together to produce a series of basin-scale regional lines which should be of value to academic researchers and industry alike. With this atlas, we can walk the seismic lines at outcrop and in many cases compare exposure to both the seismic data and associated palaeofacies maps.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-135-1
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-135-2
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 88
Weight: 0.96 kg

Contents

Acknowledgements • Introduction • Rational • Atlas Layout • Database • Regional structure framework • The Caledonides of northern England • Varsican plate cycle • Varsican extension • Varsican compression • Varsican structures of northern England • Overview of Carboniferous tectono-stratigraphy • Carboniferous basin development • Widmerpool Gulf • Gainsborough Trough • Edale Gulf • Bowland/Craven Basin • Leeds Basin • Cleveland Basin • Stainmore Trough • Northumberland Trough-Solway Basin • Tectono-sedimentary synthesis • Palaeogeography and facies evolution • Overview • Syn-rift megasequence • Post-rift megasequence • Inversion megasequence • Play fairway analysis • Introduction • Early syn-rift clastic plays • Carbonate platform margin play • Secondary carbonate plays • Clastic delta play • Trap geometry • Trap-Hydrocarbon charge timing relationships • Post-rift Carboniferous factors • End Carboniferous Varsican inversion • Permo-Triassic extension • Jurassic-Cretaceous subsidence and local inversion • Cenozioc uplift and erosion • Play assessment: summary • Summary • References • Index

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