Applied Micropalaeontology

Applied Micropalaeontology

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Seven original case-studies are presented in this volume, each describing the application of micropaleontology and palynology in applied geology: (1) a study of the modern distribution of coccolith sedimentation in the North Sea and its potential for future application in basin analysis; (2) ostracods are shown to be good paleoenvironmental indicators in the early Cretaceous and Tertiary; (3) a biogenic gas seep in the North Sea is shown to be marked by diagnostic benthonic foraminifera; (4) in the North Sea hydrocarbon exploration, integrated studies of micropaleontology have provided invaluable data; (5) palynofacies analysis are shown to be vital in determining depositional events and hydrocarbon source rock potential; (6) the application of paleontology and sedimentology to sequence stratigraphy is demonstrated in the early Cretaceous; and (7) the application of micropaleontology is shown to be an essential tool in both engineering and economic geology. Most chapters have been prepared by earth scientists from industry.
The study of microfossils presented in this book provides invaluable data for stratigraphers, petroleum geologists and for engineers and economic geologists working in hydrocarbon exploration and basin analysis.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 270 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 24mm | 539.78g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1993 ed.
  • XII, 270 p.
  • 0792322649
  • 9780792322641

Table of contents

Preface; D.G. Jenkins. 1. Recent coccolith sedimentation patterns and transport in the North Sea: implications for palaeoceanographic studies of marginal and continental shelf seas; S.D. Houghton. 2. Ostracods as palaeoenvironmental indicators: examples from the Tertiary and Early Cretaceous; M.C. Keen. 3. Preliminary observations on benthonic foraminifera associated with biogenic gas seep in the North Sea; R.W. Jones. 4. Application of micropalaeontology to hydrocarbon exploration in the North Sea basin; P. Copestake. 5. Palynofacies analysis; R.C. Tyson. 6. Sequence stratigraphy of Barrow Group (Berriasian-Valanginian) siliciclastics, North-West Shelf, Australia, with emphasis on the sedimentological and palaeontological characterization of systems tracts; J.W. Jones, et al. 7. Engineering and economic geology; M.B. Hart. Index
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