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Possible carbonate buildups in the Palaeocene sequence at the North-eastern margin of Ajdabia trough

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dc.contributor.author El-Shari, Saad M
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-09T21:07:40Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-09T21:07:40Z
dc.date.issued 2019-03-31
dc.identifier.issn 2663-1407
dc.identifier.uri http://repository.uob.edu.ly/handle/123456789/1339
dc.description.abstract Analysis of the seismic section from the eastern margin of Ajdabia Trough has resulted in a detailed study of carbonate buildups in the Palaeocene sequence. The main significant features identified in the seismic stratigraphic analysis are isolated mound features within the sequence in the northern shelf area. However, occasional discrete mounds of more diffuse seismic character have been seen in the extreme north-eastern part of the area, in an SW-NE trending feature. Large mounded structure of more than 200 ms thick and is composed of discontinuous, chaotic reflectors has been identified. Evidence for similar mound characters exists at the north-eastern part of the study area. The isolated mounds are draped and onlapped by later Palaeocene sediments. The observed mounds in the Palaeocene sequence are interpreted as carbonate build-ups, which are usually mound-shaped biogenic deposits that display marginal onlapping reflections, whereas the overlying reflections drape the reefs, and the underlying reflections exhibit pulldown effect. This pattern may indicate growth of carbonate build up during the early Palaeocene time. From an exploration point of view, these features within the Palaeocene sequence probably contain the potential for stratigraphic hydrocarbon plays in the area en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Universty of Benghazi en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries volume 9;Number 1
dc.subject Reef en_US
dc.subject carbonates Buildups en_US
dc.subject Carbonate platform en_US
dc.subject Palaeocene en_US
dc.subject Ajdabia Trough en_US
dc.title Possible carbonate buildups in the Palaeocene sequence at the North-eastern margin of Ajdabia trough en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US

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