Return to rifts – the next wave: fresh insights into the petroleum geology of global rift basins

  title={Return to rifts – the next wave: fresh insights into the petroleum geology of global rift basins},
  author={Scot I. Fraser and A. J. Fraser and Michael R. Lentini and Rob L. Gawthorpe},
  journal={Petroleum Geoscience},
  pages={104 - 99}
Rift basin exploration has provided the oil and gas industry with almost one third of discovered global hydrocarbon resources. The maturity of prolific passive margin sequence plays has necessitated a shift in technical emphasis to understanding petroleum geology of the deeper precursor rift basin megasequences. Modelling of these petroleum systems relies extensively on theoretical stretching hypotheses for whole-crust evolution and heat flow prediction. Several alternatives have emerged to… 

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