Hydrocarbons in rift basins: the role of stratigraphy

  title={Hydrocarbons in rift basins: the role of stratigraphy},
  author={Joseph J. Lambiase and Christopher K. Morley},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  pages={877 - 900}
  • J. LambiaseC. Morley
  • Published 15 April 1999
  • Geology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Hydrocarbon occurrence and distribution in rift basins is largely a product of the stratigraphic succession in the syn– and post–rift phases of basin evolution. Most of the known reserves of recoverable hydrocarbons occur in rifts with post–rift sag basins and in those basins that are dominated by marine fill. Simple rifts and passive margins are significantly less prolific. Key factors are the style of post–rift tectonics and whether the basin fill is dominated by non–marine or marine strata… 

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