Accession Number : AD0689632

Title :   THE EVOLUTION OF THE CONTINENTAL MARGINS AND POSSIBLE LONG TERM ECONOMIC RESOURCES,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Schneider,Eric D.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This paper was prepared for presentation at the First Annual Offshore Technology Conference to be held in Houston, Tex., on May 18-21, 1969. The recent findings of metallic sulfides in the so-called Red Sea hot holes raised the distinct possibility that similar but fossil deposits underlie the rifted continental margins. Potential hydrocarbon drilling sights as seen in the diapiric structures of the Gulf of Mexico and the Mediterranean Sea have raised the possibility that foundered shallow continental seas presently lie at oceanic depth. In recent years new data has been presented supporting the concept of sea-floor spreading, the age of prominent seismic reflectors within the ocean floor and on ocean basin sedimentary processes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHY, ECONOMICS), (*CONTINENTAL SHELVES, NATURAL RESOURCES), PETROLEUM PRODUCTS, MINERALS, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, HYDROCARBONS, SEISMOLOGY, MAGNETIC FIELDS, ANOMALIES, DRILLING, SULFIDES, DEPOSITS, SEDIMENTATION, STRATIGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Mining Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE