Physical Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis

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Presenting a rigorous treatment of the physical and mechanical basis for the modelling of sedimentary basins, this book supplies geoscientists with practical tools for creating their own models.

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Publisher Cambridge
Language ENGLISH
Publish year 2010
Pages 544 pages
ISBN 9780521761253

Description

Presenting a rigorous treatment of the physical and mechanical basis for the modelling of sedimentary basins, this book supplies geoscientists with practical tools for creating their own models.

It begins with a thorough grounding in properties of porous media, linear elasticity, continuum mechanics and rock compressibility. Chapters on heat flow, subsidence, rheology, flexure and gravity consider sedimentary basins in the context of the Earth’s lithosphere, and the book concludes with coverage of pore space cementation, compaction and fluid flow.

The volume introduces basic, state-of-the-art models and demonstrates how to reproduce results using tools like MATLAB and Octave. Main equations are derived from first principles, and their basic solutions obtained and then applied. Separate notes sections supply more technical details, and the text is illustrated throughout with real-world examples, applications and test exercises.

Audience

This is an accessible introduction to quantitative modelling of basins for graduate students, researchers and oil industry professionals.

Features

– Fully derives key equations and solutions, allowing readers to recreate robust basin models of their own
– Presents examples and applications of simple state-of-the-art models to demonstrate how they have been successfully employed in the real world
– Written by an expert with key experience of creating practical petroleum industry applications

Table of Contents

Preface;
Acknowledgements;

1. Preliminaries;
2. Properties of porous media;
3. Linear elasticity and continuum mechanics;
4. Compressibility of rocks and sediments;
5. Burial histories;
6. Heat flow;
7. Subsidence;
8. Rheology: fracture and flow;
9. Flexure of the lithosphere;
10. Gravity and gravity anomalies;
11. Quartz cementation of sandstones;
12. Overpressure and compaction: exact solutions;
13. Fluid flow: basic equations;
14. Fluid flow: examples;
15. Wells;
16. Appendix: Fourier series, the discrete Fourier transform and the fast Fourier transform;

References;
Index.

Additional information

Weight1500 g
Publisher

Language

ENGLISH

Pages

544

Year of publication

2010

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