Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy,
Edition 2
By Octavian Catuneanu

Publication Date: 03 Oct 2022

Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy, Second Edition presents principles to practical workflow that guide applications in a consistent manner that is independent of model, geological setting and the types and resolution of the data available. The book explains the points of agreement and difference between the various approaches to sequence stratigraphy, while also defining the common ground that affords the standard application of the method. This enables the practitioner to avoid nomenclatural and methodological confusions and apply sequence stratigraphy. The text is richly illustrated with hundreds of full-color diagrams and examples of outcrop, borehole and seismic data.

The book's balanced approach helps students and professionals acquire a sound understanding of the concepts and methodology. It will appeal to geologists, geophysicists and engineers with interest in basin analysis, stratigraphy and sedimentology, as well as in all economic applications that concern the exploration and production of natural resources, including water, hydrocarbons, coal and sediment-hosted mineral deposits.

Key Features

  • Updates the award-winning first edition in all aspects of sequence stratigraphy, from the underlying theory to the practical applications
  • Presents the standard approach to sequence stratigraphic methodology, nomenclature, and classification; the role of modeling in sequence stratigraphy, and the difference between modeling and methodology
  • Discusses the roles of scale and stratigraphic resolution in sequence stratigraphy, and the workflow that affords a consistent application of the method irrespective of the types of data available
  • Describes the three-dimensional nature of the stratigraphic architecture, and the variability of stratigraphic sequences with the tectonic setting, depositional setting, and the climatic regime
  • Illustrates all concepts with high-quality, full-color diagrams, outcrop photographs, and subsurface well data and seismic images
About the author
By Octavian Catuneanu, Professor, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Data in Sequence Stratigraphy
3. Controls on Sequence Development
4. Stratal Stacking Patterns
5. Stratal Units
6. Stratigraphic Surfaces
7. Sequence Stratigraphic Framework
8. Variability of Stratigraphic Sequences
9. Discussion
10. Conclusions

Book details
ISBN: 9780444533531
Page Count: 494
Retail Price : £75.95
9780128130773; 9780128115497; 9780124114555
Instructors and researchers in academia and industry, as well as undergraduate and graduate students with interest in basin analysis, stratigraphy, sedimentology, and applications related to the exploration and production of sediment-hosted natural resources