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Non-Biostratigraphical Methods of Dating and Correlation

Product Code: SP089
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by R.E. Dunay and E.A. Hailwood
Publication Date: 24 May 1995
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Special Publication 89.

Significant problems have arisen in the past with dating and correlating stratigraphical sequences impoverished in or barren of fossil remains, leaving major questions in stratigraphy for periods dominated by non­marine formations. These problems are exacerbated in dating and correlating barren sequences encountered in offshore exploration and appraisal drilling where the potential of alternative techniques becomes economically extremely important. 

Brought together in this volume is a wide range of diverse techniques and disciplines, broadly grouped into mineralogical, chemical, isotopic, luminescence and cyclicity analyses, to explore their potential in solving difficulties in stratigraphy. The intention is also to introduce these techniques, already familiar to specialist researchers, to a wider audience of petroleum geologists who may find them useful in resolving their specific correlation problems. 

The book will be of particular interest to hydrocarbon exploration and production geologists. 


Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-30-6
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-30-7
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 266
Weight: 0.72 kg


DUNAY, R. E. & HAILWOOD, E. A. Non-biostratigraphical methods of dating and correlation: an introduction • MORTON, A. & HURST, A. Correlation of sandstones using heavy minerals: an example from the Statfjord Formation of the Snorre Field, northern North Sea • MANGE-RAJETZKY, M. A. Subdivision and correlation of monotonous sandstone sequences using high-resolution heavy mineral analysis, a case study: the Triassic of the Central Graben • JEANS, C. V. Clay mineral stratigraphy in Palaeozoic and Mesozoic red bed facies, onshore and offshore UK • CARTER, A., BRISTOW, C. S. & HURFORD, A. J. The application of fission track analysis to the dating of barren sequences: examples from red beds in Scotland and Thailand • RACEY, A., LOVE, M. A., BOBOLECKI, R. M. & W ALSH, J. N. The use of chemical element analyses in the study of biostratigraphically barren sequences: an example from the Triassic of the central North Sea (UKCS) • PEARCE, T. J. & JARVIS, I. High-resolution chemostratigraphy of Quaternary distal turbidites: a case study of new methods for the analysis and correlation of barren sequences • ROBERTS, J., CLAOUE-LoNG, J., JONES, P. J. & FOSTER, C.B. SHRIMP zircon age control of Gondwanan sequences in Late Carboniferous and Early Permian Australia • RUSSELL, 1. Direct Pb/Pb dating of Silurian macrofossils from Gotland, Sweden • DALLAND, A., MEARNS, E. W. & McBRIDE, J. J. The application of samarium­neodymium (Sm-Nd) Provenance Ages to correlation of biostratigraphically barren strata: a case study of the Statfjord Formation in the Gullfaks Oilfield, Norwegian North Sea • RENDELL, H. M. Luminescence dating of Quaternary sediments • YANG, C.-S. & KOUWE, W. F. P. Wireline log-cyclicity analysis as a tool for dating and correlating barren strata: an example from the Upper Rotliegend of The Netherlands • Index 


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