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Confined Turbidite Systems

Product Code: SP222
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by S. Lomas and P. Joseph
Publication Date: 16 April 2004
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This publication arose from a growing appreciation of the extent to which the development of turbidite depositional systems is fundamentally affected by basin-floor topography. In many turbidite systems and turbidite hydrocarbon reservoirs, depositional patterns have been moderately to strongly confined by pre-existing slopes; thus ‘submarine fans’ may be far from fan-shaped where constrained by significant bathymetric features. This volume examines aspects of sediment dispersal and accumulation in deep-water systems where sea-floor topography has exerted a decisive control on deposition, and explores the associated controls on hydrocarbon reservoir architecture and heterogeneity.

The papers presented here offer a global perspective, which is wide-ranging in terms of approach as well as location, including contrasting reviews and case studies of outcrop, subsurface, modern and experimental systems. This book will be of use both to academic geologists and to geoscience professionals in industry dealing with the characterization/modelling of deep-water clastic reservoirs.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-149-1
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-149-9
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 336
Weight: 1.00 kg


Key controls on the characteristics of turbidite systems, A H Bouma • Silled sub-basins to connected tortuous corridors: sediment distribution systems on topographically complex sub-aqueous slopes, R Smith • Factors influencing the deposit geometry of experimental turbidity currents: implications for sand-body architecture in confined basins, W D McCaffrey, B C Kneller and O S Al Ja Aidi • Present morphology and depositional architecture of a sandy confined submarine system: the Golo Turbidite System, eastern margin of Corsica, A Gervais, B Savoye, D J W Piper, T Mulder, M Cremer and L Pichevin • Multiple terraces within the deep incised Zaire Valley (Zaiango Project): are they confined levees? N Babonneau, B Savoye M Cremer and M Bez • Factors controlling foredeep turbidite deposition: the case of Northern Apennines (Oligocene-Miocene, Italy), U Cibin, A Di Giulio, L Martelli, R Catanzariti, S Poccianti, C Rosselli and F Sani • Impact of syndepositional faulting on gravity current behaviour and deep-water stratigraphy: Tabernas-Sorbas Basin, SE Spain, D M Hodgson and P D W Haughton • Comparing the depositional architecture of basin floor fans and slope fans in the Pab Sandstone, Maastrichtian, Pakistan, R Eschard, E Albouy, F Gaumet and A Ayub • Basin-floor fans of the Central Tertiary Basin, Spitsbergen: relationship of basin-floor sand-bodies to prograding clinoforms in a structurally active basin, J P Crabaugh and R J Steel • Turbidite systems influenced by structurally induced topography in the multi-sourced Welsh Basin, R Smith • Submarine fans within small basins: examples from the Tertiary of New Zealand, C Zink and R J Norris • Down-channel variations in stratal patterns within a conglomeratic, deep-water fan feeder system (Miocene, Adana Basin, Southern Turkey), N Satur, B Cronin, A Hurst, G Kelling and K Gurbuz • Sand-rich turbidite systems of the Late Oligocene Northern Apennines Foredeep: physical stratigraphy and architecture of the Macigno Costiero, coastal Tuscany, Italy, G Cornamusini • Spatial variability of Hurst statistics in the Castagnola Formation, Tertiary Piedmont Basin, NW Italy: discrimination of sub-environments in a confined turbidite system, F Felletti • Reservoir modelling of the Hamitabat Field, Thrace Basin, Turkey: an example of a sand-rich turbidite system, D M Conybeare, S Cannon, O Karaoguz and E Uygur •


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