Geological Processes On Continental Margins: Sedimentation, Mass- Wasting And Stability (Geological Society Special Publication)

Authors: M. S. Stoker
Publisher: Geological Society Of London
Keywords: mass, wasting, sedimentation, margins, processes, continental, geological
Pages: 355
Published: 1998-01-01
Language: English
Category: Oceanography, Oceans & Seas, Nature & Ecology, Science,
ISBN-10: 1897799977     ISBN-13: 9781897799970
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: 180.00 USD
There has recently been a growth in the level of study of continental margins. Apart from increased scientific interest, studies of continental margins have now taken on a much higher commercial profile, largely because of the oil industry's move off the shelf into increasingly deep waters world-wide. The variation and disturbance of sediments on slopes make them ideal areas for the generation, migration and entrapment of hydrocarbons. It is thought that in ten years' time as much as 25% of oil will be extracted from deep-water fields. An understanding of continental margin processes is therefore becoming crucial to the safe development of deep-water oilfields. The papers in this volume thus have considerable actual or potential commercial value.

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