The Sedimentary Basins of the United States and Canada Book

The Sedimentary Basins of the United States and Canada


  • Author : Andrew D. Miall
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-12-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080929361

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The Sedimentary Basins of the United States and Canada Excerpt :

In recent years there have been rapid strides in our understanding of plate-tectonic processes, many developments in methods of basin analysis, and the accumulation of much new surface and subsurface geological and geophysical data. Projects such as COCORP (in the United States) and Lithoprobe (in Canada) have provided essential insights into the deep crustal structure of the continent. Synthesis of all the available information about North America’s geological regions has not been attempted systematically since the “Decade of North American Geology project undertaken by the Geological Society of America and the Geological Survey of Canada nearly twenty years ago. The book commences with a summary of the Phanerozoic geological history of the United States and Canada, illustrated with a suite of new paleogeographic maps, and tying in each of the subsequent regional chapters by the inclusion of numerous cross-references. This followed by a set of fifteen regional syntheses of the principal tectonic regions of the United States and Canada, focusing on the stratigraphic and tectonic history of the major sedimentary basins. Most of these chapters have been contributed by specialists, drawing on their own research, and providing interpretive summaries of a type not previously attempted. * Up-to-date synthesis of the sedimentary/tectonic history of the major areas of the United States and Canada * Up-to-date references * Many new color maps

Regional Geology and Tectonics  Phanerozoic Passive Margins  Cratonic Basins and Global Tectonic Maps Book

Regional Geology and Tectonics Phanerozoic Passive Margins Cratonic Basins and Global Tectonic Maps


  • Author : David G. Roberts
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-05-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 1200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444563620

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Regional Geology and Tectonics Phanerozoic Passive Margins Cratonic Basins and Global Tectonic Maps Excerpt :

Expert petroleum geologists David Roberts and Albert Bally bring you Regional Geology and Tectonics: Phanerozoic Passive Margins, Cratonic Basins and Global Tectonic Maps, volume three in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. Its key focus is on both volcanic and non-volcanic passive margins, and the importance of salt and shale driven by sedimentary tectonics to their evolution. Recent innovative research on such critical locations as Iberia, Newfoundland, China, and the North Sea are incorporated to provide practical real-world case studies in regional geology and tectonics. The vast amount of volcanic data now available to form accurate hydrocarbon assessments and analysis at passive margin locations is also included into this thorough yet accessible reference. Named a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication A "how-to" practical reference that discusses the impact of the development of passive margins and cratonic basins on the structural evolution of the Earth in regional geology and tectonic applications. Incorporates the increased availability of industry data to present regional seismic lines and cross-sections, leading to more accurate analysis and assessment of targeted hydrocarbon systems Analyses of passive margins and cratonic basins in East Africa, China, Siberia, the Gulf of Suez, and the Laptev Sea in the Russian Arctic provide immediately implementable petroleum exploration applications Summaries of analogue and theoretical models are provided as an essential backdrop to the structure and stratigraphy of various geological settings.

Regional Geology and Tectonics  Principles of Geologic Analysis Book

Regional Geology and Tectonics Principles of Geologic Analysis


  • Author : Nicola Scarselli
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-06-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 894
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444641359

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Regional Geology and Tectonics Principles of Geologic Analysis Excerpt :

Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis, 2nd edition is the first in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. The new edition provides updates to the first edition’s detailed overview of geologic processes, and includes new sections on plate tectonics, petroleum systems, and new methods of geological analysis. This book provides both professionals and students with the basic principles necessary to grasp the conceptual approaches to hydrocarbon exploration in a wide variety of geological settings globally. Discusses in detail the principles of regional geological analysis and the main geological and geophysical tools Captures and identifies the tectonics of the world in detail, through a series of unique geographic maps, allowing quick access to exact tectonic locations Serves as the ideal introductory overview and complementary reference to the core concepts of regional geology and tectonics offered in volumes 2 and 3 in the series

Ancient Landscapes of Western North America Book

Ancient Landscapes of Western North America


  • Author : Ronald C. Blakey
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319596365

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Ancient Landscapes of Western North America Excerpt :

Allow yourself to be taken back into deep geologic time when strange creatures roamed the Earth and Western North America looked completely unlike the modern landscape. Volcanic islands stretched from Mexico to Alaska, most of the Pacific Rim didn’t exist yet, at least not as widespread dry land; terranes drifted from across the Pacific to dock on Western Americas’ shores creating mountains and more volcanic activity. Landscapes were transposed north or south by thousands of kilometers along huge fault systems. Follow these events through paleogeographic maps that look like satellite views of ancient Earth. Accompanying text takes the reader into the science behind these maps and the geologic history that they portray. The maps and text unfold the complex geologic history of the region as never seen before. Winner of the 2021 John D. Haun Landmark Publication Award, AAPG-Rocky Mountain Section

Petroleum Resource Potential of Sedimentary Basins on the Pacific Margin of Canada Book

Petroleum Resource Potential of Sedimentary Basins on the Pacific Margin of Canada


  • Author : P. K. Hannigan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Geology
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112098326827

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Petroleum Resource Potential of Sedimentary Basins on the Pacific Margin of Canada Excerpt :

This report assesses the oil & gas resource potential in the Cenozoic and Mesozoic strata of the three major sedimentary basins of the Pacific margin of Canada: the Tofino, Queen Charlotte, and Georgia basins. Ten conceptual petroleum plays are defined on the basis of various geological controls, with most plays identified from stratigraphic considerations. Once defined, the ten plays are each statistically analyzed to estimate their hydrocarbon resource potential. Total potential & field sizes quoted in the report are all median value estimates of in-place hydrocarbon volumes.

OECD Studies on Water Drying Wells  Rising Stakes Towards Sustainable Agricultural Groundwater Use Book

OECD Studies on Water Drying Wells Rising Stakes Towards Sustainable Agricultural Groundwater Use


  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-09-28
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9789264238701

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OECD Studies on Water Drying Wells Rising Stakes Towards Sustainable Agricultural Groundwater Use Excerpt :

Groundwater has provided great benefits to agriculture irrigation in semi-arid OECD countries, but its intensive use beyond recharge in certain regions has depleted resources and generated significant negative environmental externalities.

Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins Book

Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins


  • Author : Cathy Busby
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-12-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444347142

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Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins Excerpt :

Investigating the complex interplay between tectonics and sedimentation is a key endeavor in modern earth science. Many of the world's leading researchers in this field have been brought together in this volume to provide concise overviews of the current state of the subject. The plate tectonic revolution of the 1960's provided the framework for detailed models on the structure of orogens and basins, summarized in a 1995 textbook edited by Busby and Ingersoll. Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances focuses on key topics or areas where the greatest strides forward have been made, while also providing on-line access to the comprehensive 1995 book. Breakthroughs in new techniques are described in Section 1, including detrital zircon geochronology, cosmogenic nuclide dating, magnetostratigraphy, 3-D seismic, and basin modelling. Section 2 presents the new models for rift, post-rift, transtensional and strike slip basin settings. Section 3 addresses the latest ideas in convergent margin tectonics, including the sedimentary record of subduction intiation and subduction, flat-slab subduction, and arc-continent collision; it then moves inboard to forearc basins and intra-arc basins, and ends with a series of papers formed under compessional strain regimes, as well as post-orogenic intramontane basins. Section 4 examines the origin of plate interior basins, and the sedimentary record of supercontinent formation. This book is required reading for any advanced student or professional interested in sedimentology, plate tectonics, or petroleum geoscience. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/busby/sedimentarybasins.

Physical Geology Book
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Physical Geology


  • Author : Steven Earle
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Electronic books
  • Pages : 807
  • ISBN 10 : 1774200287

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Physical Geology Excerpt :

"Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada. The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departments at Universities and Colleges across British Columbia and elsewhere"--BCcampus website.

The Gulf of Mexico Sedimentary Basin Book

The Gulf of Mexico Sedimentary Basin


  • Author : John W. Snedden
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11-21
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108419024

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The Gulf of Mexico Sedimentary Basin Excerpt :

A comprehensive and richly illustrated overview of the Gulf of Mexico Basin, including its reservoirs, source rocks, tectonics and evolution.

Carboniferous and Permian Gas Resources of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin  Interior Plains Book

Carboniferous and Permian Gas Resources of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin Interior Plains


  • Author : J. E. Barclay
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112002141684

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Carboniferous and Permian Gas Resources of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin Interior Plains Excerpt :

The first part of this paper describes the discovered gas resources of the major Carboniferous and Permian gas plays in flat-lying strata beneath the western Canadian interior plains. It includes information on the regional geological framework and stratigraphy as well as a prediction for undiscovered gas resources based on geological and statistical analysis. The second part uses selected information from part I and applies an investment decision methodology to estimate the quantity of economically recoverable resources under a set of assumptions pertaining to technology, costs, and future economic parameters.

Conventional Oil Resources of Western Canada Book

Conventional Oil Resources of Western Canada


  • Author : P. Fitzgerald-Moore
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Geology, Economic
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112026975943

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Conventional Oil Resources of Western Canada Excerpt :

Part I of this paper presents estimates of remaining conventional light and medium oil potential prepared in 1986 by the Geological Survey of Canada. It is a comprehensive analysis of the resource endowment of the region based on extensive geological, technical and statistical analysis of both present production areas and regions still to be fully explored. This information is used to develop an estimate of future resources expressed in terms of probability. Part II is an economic analysis coordinated by the Energy Commodities Sector of the Dept. of Energy, Mines and Resources Canada. It takes the information from Part I and determines the relationship between the wellhead price of oil and the long-term profitability of the undiscovered resources under a set of technical, cost and fiscal assumptions.

Mannville Gas Resources of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin Book

Mannville Gas Resources of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin


  • Author : W. J. Warters
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Bassins sédimentaires - Canada (Ouest)
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN 10 : 0660168243

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Mannville Gas Resources of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin Excerpt :

This report documents an assessment of the gas resources of the Mannville Group formations and stratigraphic equivalents in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. The resources are described in terms of detailed geological play analysis and numerical assessment of undiscovered gas potential using a technique termed the discovery process model, which employs the volume and discovery sequence of individual pools or plays, within a natural population of pools or plays, to predict undiscovered potential. The analysis of the Mannville gas potential involved delineation and systematic evaluation of 17 established plays (16 mature and one immature). The geology of the plays is outlined in a manner that can be used as a guide for exploration, and each play is designated by geographic area and by geological unit.

Basin Inversion Book

Basin Inversion


  • Author : James G. Buchanan
  • Publisher : Geological Society Publishing House
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 622
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822023307473

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