Transform margins: development, controls and petroleum systems – an introduction
Published:January 01, 2016
M. Nemčok, S. Rybár, S. T. Sinha, S. A. Hermeston, L. Ledvényiová, 2016. "Transform margins: development, controls and petroleum systems – an introduction", Transform Margins: Development, Controls and Petroleum Systems, M. Nemčok, S. Rybár, S. T. Sinha, S. A. Hermeston, L. Ledvényiová
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This paper provides an overview of the existing knowledge of transform margins including their dynamic development, kinematic development, structural architecture and thermal regime, together with the factors controlling these. This systematic knowledge is used for describing predictive models of various petroleum system concept elements such as source rock, seal rock and reservoir rock distribution, expulsion timing, trapping style and timing, and migration patterns. The paper then introduces individual contributions to this volume and their focus.
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Transform Margins: Development, Controls and Petroleum Systems
This volume covers the linkage between new transform margin research and increasing transform margin exploration. It offers a critical set of predictive tools via an understanding of the mechanisms involved in the development of play concept elements at transform margins. It ties petroleum systems knowledge to the input coming from research focused on dynamic development, kinematic development, structural architecture and thermal regimes, together with their controlling factors. The volume does this by drawing from geophysical data (bathymetry, seismic, gravity and magnetic studies), structural geology, sedimentology, geochemistry, plate reconstruction and thermo-mechanical numerical modelling. It combines case studies (covering the Andaman Sea, Arctic, Coromandal, Guyana, Romanche, St. Paul and Suriname transform margins, the French Guyana hyper-oblique margin, the transtensional margin between the Caribbean and North American plates, and the Davie transform margin and its neighbour transform margins) with theoretical studies.