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Basins On The Atlantic Seaboard:

Product Code: SP062
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by J Parnell
Publication Date: 27 March 1992
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Petroleum Geology, Sedimentology and Basin Evolution

This volume represents a multi-disciplinary research effort into the development of basins of Carboniferous to Tertiary age on the North West Seaboard of the British Isles and includes 30 contributions from oil company personnel, university research groups, consultants and geological surveys. 

The series of basins which stretches from west of Shetland to the west coast of Ireland constitutes one of the largest basin systems in Europe. Regions covered in this volume include the Hebrides, offshore N Ireland/SW Scotland, onshore N Ireland, the Porcupine Basin and the Celtic Seas. All of these regions are attracting the attention of hydrocarbon exploration programmes and have already seen drilling activity. This interest is reflected in papers on basin burial and thermal histories, source rock potential, depositional models for reservoir rocks and diagenetic studies. Beyond the British Isles, papers are included on the NE Atlantic Seaway and the Canadian Margin, and several authors make comparisons between the Canadian and European Margins. 

The models and data reported in the volume will be of value to all concerned with an area which has an important future both in hydrocarbon exploration and in fundamental research into basin evolution.
• Subject areas: sedimentology, palaeoecology, petroleum geology,
stratigraphy and structural geology
• International field of contributors 

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 0-903317-76-1
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-0-903317-76-4
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 470
Weight: 1.12 kg


Introduction • Burial histories and hydrocarbon source rocks on the North West Seaboard • Basin development and petroleum potential in The Minches and Sea of the Hebrides Basins • Conodont colour maturation indices for the Carboniferous of west-central Scotland • Carboniferous source rocks of the Canadian Atlantic margin • Thermal effect of the Tertiary Cuillins Intrusive Complex in the Jurassic of the Hebrides: an organic geochemical study • Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic stratigraphy, palaeogeography and tectonics west of the British Isles • Petrography and diagenesis of the Permo-Triassic of Scotland • Authigenic k-feldspar in the Permo-Triassic of northwest Britain: a pilot oxygen isotope study • Dynamic stratigraphy of the Triassic and Jurassic of the Hebrides Basin, NW Scotland • Mid-Jurassic lagoonal delta systems in the Hebridean basins: thickness and facies distribution patters of potential reservoir sandbodies • Concretionary cements in Jurassic sandstones, Isle of Eiff, Inner Hebrides • Middle Jurassic clay-minerals from the Minch Basin: isotopic tracing of provenance and post-depositional alteration • Sedimentological studies of the Cretaceous Lochaline Sandstone, NW Scotland • The role of Palaeocene magmatism in the tectonic evolution of the Sea of the Hebrides Basin: implications for basin evolution on the NW Seaboard • Low-temperature effects of the Skye Tertiary intrusions on Mesozoic sediments in the Sea of Hebrides Basin • The origin of Upper Palaeozoic sedimentary basins in Northern Ireland and relationships with the Canadian Maritime Provinces • Evolution of the Carboniferous Lough Allen Basin, Northwest Ireland • Palaeoenvironment of a Lower Carboniferous sandstone succession, northwest Ireland: ichnological and sedimentological studies • Orgin of reddening and secondary porosity in Carboniferous sandstones, North Ireland • The post-Variscan history of Ireland • Post-Permian basin history of northeast Ireland • Aspects of the geology of the Malin Sea area • Petroleum geology of the Slyne Trough and adjacent basins • Lithospheric stretching in the Porcupine Basin, west of Ireland • Early Tertiary submarine fan deposits in the Porcupine Basin, offshore Ireland • The Clare Lineament: a relic transform fault west of Ireland • Basement tectonics and their relationship to Mesozoic megasequences in the Celtic Seas and Bristol Channel area • Evolution of Mesozoic sedimentary basins around the North Central Atlantic: a preliminary plate kinematic solution • Synoptic palaeogeography of the Northeast Atlantic Seaway; late Permian to Cretaceous • Basins and petroleum geology in the north of Ireland • Index • 


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