geoscience.net logo
+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Salt tectonics in the Cap Boujdour area, Aaiun Basin, NW Africa


, : Salt tectonics in the Cap Boujdour area, Aaiun Basin, NW Africa. Marine and Petroleum Geology 27.2

Seismic reflection data indicate the Moroccan salt basin extends to the Cap Boujdour area in the Aaiun Basin. Two salt diapir structures have been identified and several areas of collapsed strata indicate probable salt removal at the shelf edge. The presence of salt in this area correlates to the conjugate southern George's Bank Basin and the Baltimore Canyon area, and it is suggested that the salt extends southward from the known salt diapir province in the George's Bank Basin southward to the Great Stone Dome. The paucity of salt diapirs is attributed to the thick carbonate and anhydrite sequence, which was deposited soon after salt deposition that inhibited halokinesis. The presence of salt along this large segment of the Atlantic margin should increase its hydrocarbon potential with traps created around salt diapirs and provision of migration pathways from deep potential source rocks in the early Cretaceous and Jurassic strata to shallower levels.

US$19.90

DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2009.10.011


Other references

Navaglia, F.; Scrigner, M.; Toma, A.; Basso, D.; D.M.rio, F.; Cassaro, M.; Dal Bo, N.; Rugge, M.; Plebani, M., 1995: Gastric juice polymerase chain reaction for Helicobacter pylori diagnosis An alternative to histology?. Gut 37(SUPPL 1): A15

Holcombe Troy L.; Ladd John W.; Westbrook Graham K.; Edgar N.T.rence; Bowland Christopher L., 1990: Caribbean marine geology; ridges and basins of the plate interior. H: 231-260 1990

Chapman, F.M., 1939: The upper zonal Birds of Mt. Auyantepui, Venezuela. American Museum Novitates, no. 1051: 1-15

Bodega F., 1984: Preview on the volatilization of tin. Cuadernos do Laboratorio Xeoloxico de Laxe 7: 327-336

Tůma, J.; Teyschl, O., 1997: Present status of minimally invasive surgery in children in the Czech Republic. In an effort to assess the contemporary position of miniinvasive surgery in children the authors addressed a total of 10 departments. They received replies from nine. The report includes thus all important Czech departments concerned with child su...

Fransen, K.; Buve, A.; Nikengasong, J.; Janssens, W.; Heyndrickx, L.; Colebunders, R.; Vandenbruaene, M.; Laga, M.; Van Der Groen, G., 1996: The distribution of HIV-1 subtypes in the Belgian population Europe is different from the United States of America. ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON AIDS Eleventh International Conference on AIDS, Vol Two One world: One hope : 38

Vellard, M.J., 1939: Composition preparation du Curare. Ann Acad Bras Sci Rio de Janeiro, 114: 331-333

Lawrence, D., 2008: I see you. As focus sharpens on the intensive care unit, remote monitoring capabilities and integration issues are under the microscope. Healthcare Informatics 25(3): 12, 14, 20-12, 14, 20

Barnett, T.E.; Lorenzo, F.E.; Soule, E.K., 2016: Hookah Smoking Outcome Expectations Among Young Adults. Despite the dangers associated with hookah tobacco smoking, use and popularity in the United States among young adults continue to increase. While quantitative studies have assessed users' attitudes toward hookah, qualitative research can pro...

Foulet, F.; Cremer, G., 2004: Recommended techniques for obtaining nail specimens and mycologic diagnosis of onychomycosis. The diagnosis of onychomycosis requires an assessment of both clinical and laboratory features. The laboratory diagnosis is essential to confirm the fungal origin of the onyxis. Various types of onychomycosis need different methods to obtain a nai...