By A J Fraser; R L Gawthorpe
Why an atlas of the Carboniferous in northern England? There can rarely be a extra researched method within the entire of the British Isles, given its frequent distribution at outcrop and annual appearances in several PhD theses (including these of the authors). yet maybe all we actually learn about the Carboniferous isn't any greater than skimming the outside. during this atlas, utilizing glossy multifold seismic and borehole info amassed via the oil in its look for petroleum accumulations, we will be able to begin to glance past the skin exposures and achieve a few new insights into the constitution and stratigraphy of the subsurface (and floor) Carboniferous. the original attraction of this atlas of seismic sections is that it's in accordance with info from onshore united kingdom. even supposing those strains have been initially shot as small segments concentrating on person customers and tendencies, they've been spliced jointly to provide a chain of basin-scale local traces which will be of price to educational researchers and alike. With this atlas, we will stroll the seismic traces at outcrop and in lots of instances evaluate publicity to either the seismic information and linked palaeofacies maps. additionally on hand: The Geology of britain And Wales - ISBN 1862391998 The Neuquen Basin, Argentina: A Case examine in series Stratigraphy and Basin Dynamics - ISBN 1862391904 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on this planet, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of high quality peer-reviewed titles for teachers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable overseas attractiveness for the standard of its work.The many components within which we post in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic experiences and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses
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14). g. Church & Gawthorpe 1994; Fig. 15). Biostratigraphy. The boundary between the LC1 sequence and the underlying EC6 sequence equates to the boundary between the G. girtyi collinsoni Zone (Varker & Sevastopulo 1985) and the G. bilineatus Zone (Metcalfe 1981). Conodont faunas from the lower part of the LC1 sequence are diverse, and as well as G. girtyi collinsoni include G. girtyi intermedius, G. bilineatus bilineatus, Neoprionoidus spathatus subsp. A, N. scitulus, Cavusgnathus naviculus and P.
14. Regional well correlation across the Widmerpool Gulf showing well-log expression of seismo-stratigraphic sequences (see Fig. 11 for location of wells). g. Collinson 1988; Fraser et al 1990). Facies and thickness of this advancing delta system were strongly influenced by the existing fault-produced bathymetry. Backstripping of regional seismic data suggests a water depth of about 300 m in the Widmerpool Gulf during the initial stages of LC1, an interpretation supported by the predominance of deep water conodont faunas.
Here some 200 m of relief developed on the NE-SW-trending Scampton Fault (Fig. 16) establishing a strong footwall unconformity and thick (150 m) sandstone deposition (Rough Rock equivalent) in the hanging-wall. Localized inversion features are recorded along the Askern-Spital and Nettleham Faults (Figs 11 and 16) forming the West Firsby, Glentworth, Nettleham and Welton oilfields (Fig. 11). In the West Firsby area, where a thick LC2 (Westphalian A/B) sequence is preserved, an intra-LC2 tectonic event is evidenced by folding of the pre-LC2b sequence and onlap of the subsequent deposits (LC2b) in the hanging-wall of the Askern-Spital Fault (Fig.
An atlas of Carboniferous basin evolution in northern England by A J Fraser; R L Gawthorpe