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January 01, 2004

Abstract

The Maldives carbonate system tells a fascinating story of the establishment, growth, and development of this giant isolated carbonate platform through intervals of partial demise and recovery. Superb and dense seismic grids tied to information from several wells reveal spectacular seismic facies and stratal geometries based on which a full picture of its platform development and 50-m.y. history have been determined. Moreover, the role of different regional factors and global processes such as tectonics, subsidence, and eustatic sea level that influenced its overall architecture can be extracted. In short, the Maldives stand as a unique and superb analog in our understanding of fossil and modern carbonate systems.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Seismic Expressions and Interpretation of Carbonate Sequences: The Maldives Platform, Equatorial Indian Ocean

Andrei V. Belopolsky
Andrei V. Belopolsky
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André W. Droxler
André W. Droxler
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
49
ISBN electronic:
9781629810508
Publication date:
January 01, 2004

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