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Dynamics of the Norwegian Margin

Product Code: SP167
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by A. Nottvedt
Publication Date: 27 April 2000
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The papers and research results presented here have been prepared as part of the Integrated Basin Studies project. This project had the objective of studying the lithospheric and upper crustal processes governing the formation and evolution of extensional and foreland basins and to decipher the role of tectonics, sea level and sedimentary processes in the filling of such basins.The Dynamics of the Norwegian Margin module focused on the rifted sedimentary basins of the northern North Sea and off Mid-Norway. This prolific hydrocarbon province has an extensive industry and scientific database and offers a unique opportunity to study fundamental earth processes, from failed rifting to crustal breakup and accretion of oceanic crust.A new set of models for basin formation and filling has been derived, including linking of sedimentary basin faulting to lower crustal deformation, signature and variability of syn-rift infill, correlation of mineralogy to seismic signature, nature and characteristics of volcanic margin formation and distribution of present-day stress field.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-056-8
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-056-0
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 474
Weight: 2.00 kg

Contents

The Integrated Basin Studies: Dynamics of the Norwegian Margin (IBS-DNM) project - an introduction • Intra-plate Rifting and Basin Formation Crustal structure in the northern North Sea - An integrated geophysical study • The geometries and deep structure of the northern North Sea rift system • Repeated lithosphere extension in the northern North Viking Graben: a coupled or decoupled rheology? • Permo-Triassic and Jurassic extension in the northern North Sea: results from tectonostratigraphic forward modeling • Detachments and low-angle faults in the northern North Sea rift system • Basin filling Syn-rift sedimentary architectures in the northern North Sea • Syn-rift evolution and play potential in the Snorre-H area, northern North sea • Cenozoic evolution of the Central and northern North Sea with focus on differential vertical movements of the basin floor and surrounding clastic source areas • Relationships between sequence stratigraphy, mineralogy and geochemistry in Cenozoic sediments of the northern North Sea • Cenozoic tectonic subsidence from 2D depositional simulations of a regional transect in the northern North Sea basin • Conjugate Volcanic Margins NE Atlantic continental rifting and volcanic margin formation • The tectonic evolution of the Norwegian Sea continental margin, with emphasis on the Vøring and Møre basins • Late Cretaceous and Tertiary structural evolution of the north-eastern part of the Vøring Basin, Norwegian Sea • Norwegian-Greenland Sea thermal field • Atlantic volcanic margins: a comparative study • Present Stress Crustal stress and tectonics in Norwegian regions; determined from earthquake focal mechanisms • Crustal stress in and around Norway; a compilation of in-situ stress observations • Crustal stress in and around Norway; an evaluation of stress generating mechanisms

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