Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy

This textbook provides a balanced coverage of all current models in the field of sequence stratigraphy. Alternative approaches as to how the sequence stratigraphic method should be applied to the rock record is examined from the perspective of a unifying platform, demonstrating that sufficient common ground exists to standardize sequence stratigraphy. A distinction is made between the fundamental core concepts, which are embraced by all;schools;, and the trivial aspects that are model-dependent This work is not only a review of past and current literature, but also includes key original viewpoints and is illustrated with new graphic material and numerous field examples of outcrop, core, well-log, and 3-D seismic data in full color. The book is addressed to anyone interested in the analysis of sedimentary basin fills, from students to geologists, peophysicists and reservoir engineers. Sequence stratigraphy remains the most revent paradigm in the broad field of sedimentary geology, with tremendous potential to decipher the Earth's geological record of local to global changes, and to improve the success of economic exploration and production.

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