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Classic Sequence Stratigraphy

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2 hours 20 minutes

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Reviews a typical stratigraphic sequence, and examines each of its component systems tracts. Stresses the interplay between sea level and sediment supply and how this interplay affects depositional geometries. Presents a methodology for interpreting stratigraphic sequences, incorporating well, seismic and biostratigraphic data. Discusses current controversies and future trends.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 7
  • expand/collapse General Concepts
    • Introduction
    • Definitions
    • Sequence Stratigraphy
    • Stratigraphy
    • Seismic Stratigraphy
    • Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Cyclostratigraphy
    • Introduction
    • Types of Cycles
    • Duration of Stratigraphic Cycles
    • Events
    • Amplitudes and Scales
    • Causes of Cycles
    • Climactic Effects
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse The Making of a Stratigraphic Sequence
    • Interglacial Warm Period: Sea Level Highstand (HST)
    • Global Cooling Period: Falling Sea Level (SMST)
    • Glacial Maxima: Sea Level Lowstand (LST)
    • Global Warming Period: Rising Sea Level (TST)
    • Summary
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Sequence Stratigraphy
    • Relative Sea Level Components and Accommodation Space
    • Depositional Geometries of Stratigraphic Sequences
    • Carbonate Model
    • Clastic Model: Overview
    • Clastic Model: Sequence Boundaries
    • Clastic Model: Lowstand Systems Tract (LST)
    • Clastic Model: Transgressive Systems Tract (TST)
    • Clastic Model: Highstand Systems Tract (HST)
    • Clastic Model: Shelf Margin Systems Tract (SMST)
    • Clastic Model: Maximum Flooding Surface (mfs)
    • Chronostratigraphy and Lithostratigraphy
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 4 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Interpretation of Stratigraphic Sequences
    • Integrated Interpretation Procedures
    • Seismic Profiles
    • Seismic Profiles (Example)
    • Well Logs and Cores
    • High-Resolution Biostratigraphy
    • Sea-Level Cycle Charts
    • Prediction of Lithofacies and Depositional Environments
    • Reservoir Exploitation and Production
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Conclusions and Current Controversies
    • The Sequence Stratigraphic Model
    • Nomenclature
    • Sea Level Curves and Global Eustasy
    • The Question of Data Bases
  • expand/collapse Sequence Stratigraphy: References and Additional Information
    • References
    • Additional Reading
    • Glossary
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