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Mathematical modelling of compaction and diagenesis in sedimentary basins

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Sedimentary basins form when water-borne sediments in shallow seas are deposited over periods of millions of years. Sediments compact under their own weight, causing the expulsion of pore water. If this expulsion is sufficiently slow, overpressuring can result, a phenomenon which is of concern in oil drilling operations. The competition between pore water expulsion and burial is complicated by a variety of factors, which include diagenesis (clay dewatering), and different modes (elastic or...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
OCIAM
Oxford college:
Corpus Christi College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Mathematical Institute

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Supervisor
Publication date:
1997
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Local pid:
ora:6073

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