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Global Overpressure Scenario

  • Troyee DasguptaEmail author
  • Soumyajit Mukherjee
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Part of the Advances in Oil and Gas Exploration & Production book series (AOGEP)

Abstract

Dickinson made a serious attempt to understand the geoscience of pore pressure from his studies in the Gulf of Louisiana. Compaction disequilibrium has been considered classically as the mechanism of overpressure. Subsequently, thermal effects, clay and organic matter transformations and osmosis are the other mechanisms put forward by the authors for overpressure. This chapter reviews worldwide overpressure scenarios—from different continents, countries, (hydro-carbon bearing) rocks of different ages, structures, depths and tectonic and sedimentary regimes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geology, Geophysics and Petrophysics (Exploration)Reliance Industries LimitedNavi MumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Earth SciencesIndian Institute of Technology BombayMumbaiIndia

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