Published:January 01, 1995
1995. "References Cited", Sequence Stratigraphy in Offshore South African Divergent Basins: An Atlas on Exploration for Cretaceous Lowstand Traps by Soekor (Pty) Ltd., L. F. Brown, Jr., J. M. Benson, G. J. Brink, S. Doherty, A. Jollands, E. H. A. Jungslager, J. H. G. Keenan, A. Muntingh, N. J. S. van Wyk, G. J. Brink, N. J. S. van Wyk, L. F. Brown, Jr., K. R Barton, K. J Bate, S. R Carney, A. A. Fraser, N. Fraser, H. J. Gouws, M. G. Guest, K. A. Kitchin, H. W. Pferdekämper, J. Turner, V. H. Valicenti, G. W. J. Beamish, D. S. Broad, P. J. Buck, P. L. A. Burden, C. P. N. Davies, J. Fouché, C. E. Gilbert, K. Hodges, J. J. Maier, S. P. Petrie, S. H. Robson, J. Roux, G. J. Smit, J. Turner, V. H. Valicenti, D. Van Der Spuy, T. Webb, S. J. Winters, H. T. Buhrmann, R. D. P. Noble, P. J. Strauss
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Sequence Stratigraphy in Offshore South African Divergent Basins: An Atlas on Exploration for Cretaceous Lowstand Traps by Soekor (Pty) Ltd.
“Sequence Stratigraphy in Offshore South African Divergent Basins” is the result of an offshore exploration and drilling program by Soekor (Pty) Ltd in the Republic of South Africa beginning in 1987. Seismic stratigraphic data and borehole information were incorporated and released in what was one of the first detailed and comprehensive published examples of the new field of sequence stratigraphy. The project was conducted over a South African offshore area of 175,000 km2, in the Pletmos, Bredasdorp, and Orange basins, which are examples of divergent basins associated with the breakup of Gondwana. Thirty-four third-order Cretaceous sequences between 126 and 67 Ma were recognized and correlated. The book is published in an oversized 11” × 24” landscape format, which works well for the numerous seismic lines and cross sections in this heavily illustrated volume. Each basin is examined in detail, including discussion of the tectonic, paleogeographic, and depositional settings, and the sequence stratigraphy based in large part on regional seismic interpretation. The application of the sequence stratigraphic interpretations to generation of petroleum prospects and evaluation of drilling results is the end result, provided in a manner that is far more open and enlightening than is the case for typical petroleum industry publications.