The geology of fluvial deposits : sedimentary facies, basin analysis, and petroleum geology / Andrew D. Miall.

Author
Miall, Andrew D. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed. 1996.
Published/​Created
  • Berlin, Germany ; New York, New York : Springer, [1996]
  • ©1996
Description
1 online resource (XVI, 582 p.)

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Summary note
The Geology of Fluvial Deposits represents the first published synthesis of research on the sedimentary geology of fluvial deposits. It sets out in detail the methods for the field and subsurface study of these sediments, and provides geologists with detailed descriptions of the building blocks of fluvial stratigraphic units, from lithofacies through architectural elements and depositional systems to large-scale stratigraphic sequences and basin-fill complexes. This book also examines at length autogenic sedimentary controls and discusses the tectonic and climatic controls of fluvial sedimentation and the effects of base level change on sequence architecture. The book contains a new classification of oil and gas fields in fluvial reservoirs, with descriptions of selected case examples. Profusely illustrated and with an extensive reference to the recent literature this textbook will be welcomed by the student and professional geologist alike.
Notes
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages [525]-565) and indexes.
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Description based on print version record.
Language note
English
Contents
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Historical Background
  • 3 Concepts of Scale
  • 4 Methods of Architectural-Element Analysis
  • 5 Lithofacies
  • 6 Architectural Elements Formed Within Channels
  • 7 Architectural Elements of the Overbank Environment
  • 8 Fluvial Styles and Facies Models
  • 9 The Stratigraphic Architecture of Fluvial Depositional Systems
  • 10 Fluvial Depositional Systems and Autogenic Sedimentary Controls
  • 11 Tectonic Control of Fluvial Sedimentation
  • 12 What Does Fluvial Lithofacies Reveal About Climate?
  • 13 Sequence Stratigraphy
  • 14 Stratigraphic and Tectonic Controls on the Distribution and Architecture of Fluvial Oil and Gas Reservoirs
  • 15 Case Studies of Oil and Gas Fields in Fluvial Reservoirs
  • 16 Future Research Trends
  • References
  • Author Index.
ISBN
3-662-03237-6
OCLC
1066185259
Doi
  • 10.1007/978-3-662-03237-4
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