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Special Issue "Future Advances in Basin Modeling: Suggestions from Current Observations, Analyses, and Simulations"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
The intent of this special issue is to assemble a set or papers that describe the nature, causes, and consequences of the diverse fluid movements that occur in basins. The papers will provide a perspective of what could be added in the next generation of basin models. The twelve already committed papers describe the impact of magmatic sill intrusion and salt migration on maturation (incorporating fault movements), gas movements in the South China Sea, the maturation of Paleozoic source rock in the Llanos Basin of Colombia, the dynamic venting of H2 gas from Paleozoic formations, alteration and permeability modification related to petroleum migration, the impact of multiple glaciations on maturation and migration, and the detection of flow pathways using passive seismic techniques. Papers not yet committed could address secondary migration, determination of thermal conductivity from well log profiles, and gas desorption following glacial unloading. Fundamental questions such as continental lithosphere thickness and the characterization of unconventional hydrocarbon resources might also be included.
The volume will be available free online and the cost per author is minimal, so its impact will depend on the quality and novelty of the included papers. Our intent is to distribute and update a list of tentative titles as papers are committed so that authors can see how their contribution fits into the overall context of the volume. Articles will be published as soon as they are accepted. The suggested August 31, 2019 deadline is not a firm deadline for the volume. Important contributions will be accepted after this date.
Dr. Willy Fjeldskaar
Prof. Lawrence Cathles
Manuscript Submission Information
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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Structural evolution
- Thermal development
- Hydrocarbon maturation
- Migration of hydrocarbons
- Unconventional resources
- Geophysical monitoring