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Development, Evolution & Petroleum Geology of the Wessex Basin

Product Code: SP133
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by J. R. Underhill
Publication Date: 24 September 1998
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The Wessex Basin is volumetrically the most important UK onshore petroleum province. This book uses not only surface outcrops but also information provided by subsurface data, largely obtained in the successful quest for commercial hydrocarbons, to provide insights into the development, evolution and petroleum geology of the Wessex Basin.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-99-3
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-99-4
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 400
Weight: 1.15 kg


Introduction to the development, evolution and petroleum geology of the Wessex Basin • Hydrocarbon Habitat:The exploration history and controls on hydrocarbon prospectivity in the Wessex Basins, Southern England, UK • The tectono-stratigraphic development and exploration history of the Weald and Wessex Basins, Southern England • The geological history of the Wessex Basin: a review of new information from oil exploration • Stratigraphic Synthesis: The lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the latest Triassic to earliest Cretaceous of the English Channel and its adjacent areas • A proposed latest Triassic to earliest Cretaceous microfossil biozonation for the English Channel and its adjacent areas • Sequence palynology in the Wessex basin: the Lower Jurassic strata (Sinemurian to Pliensbachian stages) of the Dorset Coast, England • Regional Studies: Regional uplift in the English Channel: quantification using sonic velocity data • Multiple heating episodes in the Wessex Basin: implications for geological evolution and hydrocarbon generation • Erosion, subsidence and sedimentation response to the Early Cretaceous uplift of the Wessex Basin and adjacent offshore areas • Structural Studies: Influence of salt on the structural evolution of the Channel Basin • Inversion tectonics in the Lyme Bay–West Dorset area of the Wessex Basin • The structural development of the Central Channel High: constraints from section restoration • Fault distribution analysis: an example from Kimmeridge Bay, Dorset, UK • Kinematics and geometry of the Watchet–Cothelstone–Hatch Fault System: implications for the structural history of the Wessex Basin and adjacent areas • Sedimentological Advances: Tectonic accentuation of sequence boundaries: evidence from the Lower Cretaceous of southern England • The Basal Wealden of Mupe Bay: a new model • Towards an integrated study of the depositional environment of the Bencliff Grit (Upper Jurassic) of Dorset • Petroleum Geochemistry:Biodegradation of oils in the Wessex Basin: a complication of correlation • The Mupe Bay Oil Seep: a deiled organic geochemical study of a controversial outcrop • Oil Field Case Histories • Reservoir architecture of the upper Sherwood Sandstone, Wytch Farm Field, southern England • The Kimmeridge Oil Field: an enigma demystified


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