1887

Abstract

In order to reconstruct the thermal history, organic matter maturity data were obtained from samples collected from sedimentary units outcropping in the Southern Alps. Resulting heat flow values are quite high and relatively uniform in the whole of the Southern Alps during Norian-Liassic; it progressively decreased after the Bathonian to reach values similar to the present ones at the end of the Cretaceous. This reconstruction is consistent with the known tectonic evolution of the Mesozoic extension in the Southern Alps, characterised by a rifting stage up to the Lias followed by a drifting stage from the Middle Jurassic. This kind of thermal regime evolution has strong implications for hydrocarbon exploration in the Po Plain.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/papers/10.3997/2214-4609.20147544
2008-06-09
2020-11-28
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/papers/10.3997/2214-4609.20147544
Loading
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error