Horizons in Earth Science Research. Volume 21


Benjamin Veress (Editor)
Jozsi Szigethy (Editor)

Series: Horizons in Earth Science Research

BISAC: SCI019000

This monograph consists of six chapters that provide updates in the field of earth science research. Chapter One explicates the history of exploration of the Antarctic continent and tries to answer questions surrounding the initial discovery of Antarctica. Chapter Two describes the properties of the Kwanza Basin in terms of the presence of hydrocarbons and other aspects of interest to oil companies. Chapter Three includes information about the planktic foraminiferal biostratigraphy at the K/PG boundary at El Kef GSSP of the Tethyan realm. Chapter Four quantitively assesses the microfabric of the Kawabata Formation by evaluating rock specimens using magnetic techniques. Chapter Five presents the results of the research of distribution of rare-earth and other trace elements in relict zircons from restitogenic ultramafic rocks of Shaman massifs. Finally, Chapter Six introduces a new monitoring technology that could lead to the next generation of hydraulic fracture optimization and rejuvenate unconventional reservoir development.

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Chapter 1. Searching for the Antarctic: By Whom, When and How Was the Antarctic Continent Discovered? A Russian Perspective
(Valery Lukin and Stuart Prior – Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute in Saint Petersburg, Russia, et al.)

Chapter 2. The Pre-salt of the Kwanza Basin (Angola): An Overview of Maturation Model versus Geodynamic Framework
(Cristina F. A. Rodrigues – FP-ENAS, Faculty of Science and Technology, University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal)

Chapter 3. Planktic Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy at the K/Pg Boundary at El Kef GSSP of the Tethyan Realm (Tunisia, Low Latitude) and Bidart Section of the Atlantic Realms (SW France, Middle Latitude)
(Njoud Gallala and Moez Ben Fadhel – Département de Géologie, Faculté des sciences de Tunis, Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisie, et al.)

Chapter 4. The Three-Dimensional Microfabric of Turbidite Sequences: Insights Into Sedimentary Processes Within the Miocene Arc-Arc Junction in Central Hokkaido
(Yasuto Itoh and Machiko Tamaki – Osaka Prefecture University, Sakai, Osaka, Japan, et al.)

Chapter 5. The Geochemistry of Rare Earth Elements in the Crystals of Relict Zircons from Restitogenic Ultramafiс Rocks of the Shaman Massif (Eastern Trans-baikal Region, Russia)
(Felix Lesnov, Nicolay Medvedev and Vladimir Korolyuk – Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk city, Russia)

Chapter 6. Monitoring Stress Change in the Subsurface During Hydraulic Fracturing with Time-Lapse Multicomponent Seismic Data
(Tom Davis – Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, US)


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