Special Issue "Stress Quantification in Sedimentary Basins"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 October 2018).
Interests: structural geology; brittle deformation; stress analyses; sedimentary basin evolution; geomechanics; subsurface resources
A thorough and complete understanding of the structural evolution of a Sedimentary Basin requires full constraints on the acting stresses through time and space. Not only in terms of principal stress directions and stress regimes but also in terms of stress values. If the in situ stress quantification is relatively well defined—thanks to subsurface related industries (Petroleum, Geothermal, water, CO2 sequestration, mining…)—paleo-stress characterisation and quantification still impinges on scientific and technical challenges. Different techniques and approaches are applied from the micro scale (e.g. calcite twinning, stylolites) to basin scale (e.g. seismic data) through meso-scale analyses (e.g. outcrop measurements, core data) to define stresses. However, a combination of these different characterisation methods has been proven to provide insights into the precise stress quantification in Sedimentary Basins.
This Special Issue of Geosciences collects prominent advances in stress quantification in Sedimentary Basins, with an aim of providing an extract of peer-reviewed wide-access publications of studies utilizing different stress quantification approaches, methods and techniques to help decipher structural complexities in Sedimentary Basins.
It is recommended that authors approach the Guest Editor at an early stage about possible submissions in order to verify the appropriateness of their potential contributions. If appropriate, an abstract will be requested, and the corresponding author will be required to submit the full manuscript online by the indicated deadline.
Dr. Khalid Amrouch
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- Stress quantification
- Stress regimes
- Structural analyses
- Brittle deformation
- Calcite twinning