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Amoco (UK) Exploration Co. and Ecole des Mines de Paris, where many thanks are due to E Ch. de Graciansky. Helpful reviews by R. W. O'B. Knox, M. Farley and anonymous reviewers significantly improved the final manuscript. References ALl, J. R. 1994. Magnetostratigraphy of the upper Paleocene and lowermost Eocene of SE England. GFF, 116, 41-42. , KING, C. A. 1993. Magnetostratigraphic calibration of the Early Eocene depositional sequences in the southern North Sea Basin. In: HAILWOOD, E. A. & KIDD, R.

LOSSEL, P. & WATHE, E. 1980. Frigg Field: Large submarine-fan trap in Lower Eocene rocks of the Viking Graben, North Sea. In: HALIBOUTY, M. ) Giant Oil and Gas Fields of - - - - 39 the Decade 1968-1978. American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Memoir 30, 59-80. HOOYBERGHS, H. 1983. Contribution to the study of planktonic foraminifera in the Belgian Tertiary. Aarkundige Mededelingen, 2, Leuven University Press. 1988. The distribution of planktonic foraminifera in sediments of the Kempen-northern Limburg area (Belgium).

This study recognizes a hierarchy of sea-level cycles with a low frequency signal controlling the characteristics of higher frequency events. Graphic correlation makes possible a tie of marine hiatuses and submarine fan depositional pulses from the North Sea to shallow marine deposits of continental Europe. This interregional perspective allows a correlation of detailed subbasin frameworks and resolves the underlying relative sea level history of the Paleogene North Sea. E. NEAL The author would like to thank Exxon Production Research Co.

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