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Title: Late Quaternary high resolution sequence stratigraphy of an active rift, the Sperchios Basin, Greece: An analogue for subtle stratigraphic plays

The Sperchios Basin is an active asymmetric graben, bounded to the south by a major border fault system with major fault segments typically 20-30 km long. The basin is dominated by a major axial fluvio-deltaic system which enters the partially enclosed Maliakos Gulf to the east. Lateral sourced depositional systems within the basin comprise hanging-wall and footwall-derived alluvial fans and a narrow coastal plain along the footwall scarp bordering the Maliakos Gulf. High resolution seismic data from the Maliakos Gulf reveals three late Quaternary progradational parasequences sourced from axial and lateral depositional systems, with a regional late-Pleistocene transgressive surface dated at circa. 10 ka BP within the Maliakos Gulf. Differential subsidence of the late Pleistocene transgressive surface indicates marked variation in subsidence from 2.4 m ka[sup -1] at fault segment centers to 0.8 m ka[sup -1] at segment boundaries. The geometry and internal variability of each parasequence is controlled by the interplay of the local accommodation development and fluctuations in sediment supply and climatic conditions. The Sperchios Rift provides a modem analogue for subtle stratigraphic plays within ancient extensional basins. The study of controls on sediment source and transport patterns within active rifts has refined our appreciation of the controlsmore » on potential reservoir distribution and geometries.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. (Total Oil Marine, Aberdeen (United Kingdom))
  2. (Univ. of Manchester, Manchester (United Kingdom))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6860174
Report Number(s):
CONF-960527--
Journal ID: ISSN 0149-1423; CODEN: AABUD2
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AAPG Bulletin; Journal Volume: 5; Conference: Annual convention of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Inc. and the Society for Sedimentary Geology: global exploration and geotechnology, San Diego, CA (United States), 19-22 May 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; GREECE; RIFT ZONES; SEDIMENTARY BASINS; STRATIGRAPHY; RESERVOIR ROCK; GEOMETRY; SEDIMENTATION; QUATERNARY PERIOD; CENOZOIC ERA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; EUROPE; GEOLOGIC AGES; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; GEOLOGY; MATHEMATICS 020200* -- Petroleum-- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration