On the emplacement of sill complexes: evidence from the Faroe-Shetland Basin

@article{Bell2002OnTE,
  title={On the emplacement of sill complexes: evidence from the Faroe-Shetland Basin},
  author={B. Bell and H. Butcher},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  year={2002},
  volume={197},
  pages={307 - 329}
}
  • B. Bell, H. Butcher
  • Published 2002
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Abstract The North Faroe-Shetland Basin (NFSB) Sill Complex is of late Paleocene/earliest Eocene age and was emplaced within Cretaceous and Paleocene sedimentary rocks, in places to depths as shallow as a few hundred metres below the contemporaneous basin floor. Intersections of the Complex occur in exploration wells drilled by the oil industry and indicate tholeiitic basaltic compositions. High quality 3D seismic data, obtained during hydrocarbon exploration along the NE Atlantic Margin… Expand
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