Our paper “Determining continuous basins across conjugate margins: The East Orphan, Porcupine, and Galicia Interior basins of the southern North Atlantic Ocean” by Sandoval et al. has now been published in Marine and Petroleum Geology.
The work in the paper is largely based on the MSc thesis of Larry Sandoval and used seismic data to investigate the linkage between the East Orphan and the Porcupine basins. Based on a holistic analysis of the results obtained, the linkage between the East Orphan and the Porcupine basins seems implausible, but rather a contemporaneous relationship is interpreted. Moreover, a potential connection between the Galicia Interior Basin and the Porcupine Basin during the Early to Late Jurassic is proposed. Such scenarios imply an oblique and synchronous rifting evolution around the Bay of Biscay triple junction of the southern North Atlantic.