Newfoundland Orphan Basin—2:Orphan basin off Newfoundland set for multiyear exploration program

08/15/2005
This is the second of two parts covering the latest exploration efforts in the Orphan basin in the Atlantic off Newfoundland.East Orphan basinThe East Orphan basin is an area of 50,000 sq km lying between the Orphan Knoll, White Sail fault, and the Flemish Cap that is interpreted to contain over 4,000 m of Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous section.On the eastern side of the basin, the earlier Mesozoic section is covered by up to 2,000 m of Late Cretaceous sediments that are overlain by a Tertiary section that ranges from 1,000 m to 2,500 m in thickness throughout the East Orphan basin.1 3 4 8The basin was initially formed during the Late Triassic-Early Jurassic intracontinental rifting (...
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