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Journal of Petroleum Geology

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Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.15, No.2, pp. 157-172, 1992

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THE SEDIMENTARY EVOLUTION OF THE RED SEA AND GULF OF ADEN

R. Crossley*, C. Watkins*, M. Raven*, D. Cripps*, A. Carnell* and D. Williams*

* Simon-Robertson, Llandudno, Gwynedd, LL30 1SA, U.K.


Abstract

Onset of rifting, and flooding by marine waters, occurred in the late Oligocene in the Gulf of Aden and southern Red Sea. The northern part of the Red Sea may have been a largely continental rift at this initial stage, but continued rifting established marine conditions throughout the system by the early Miocene. Episodic isolation of the Red Sea system, leading to evaporite deposition in some basins, commenced in the mid-Miocene and over two kilometres of salt had accumulated in most Red Sea basins by the end of the Miocene.

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