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Synonyms for rift

Synonyms for rift

a usually narrow partial opening caused by splitting and rupture

to crack or split into two or more fragments by means of or as a result of force, a blow, or strain

Synonyms for rift

a gap between cloud masses

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a narrow fissure in rock

a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

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Pursuant to the terms of the Farmin Agreement Rift Basin International could have earned an undivided 15% working interest in the Chorbane exploration permit (the "Permit").
In this work, detailed geological mapping and outcrop analysis are used to interpret the tectonic control of the Leza Fm, which was deposited in a series of small fault-bounded depressions along the northern margin of the Cameros rift basin.
Located at the southern east coast of India and the North Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka, it is a passive margin rift basin.
Meanwhile, Gulfsands will form a strategic alliance with Rift Basin Resources Corp (CVE:RIF) to facilitate the acquisition of petroleum projects in the Middle East and North Africa.
The East African Rift Basin system is one of the last of the great rift basins to be explored.
The results indicated the presence of a rift basin, parts of which are more than ].
Issaran lies in the GoS Rift Basin in three fractured carbonatea of the Miocene, the deepest being 760m.
The country is now in discussions with Uganda over the prospect of importing refined fuel products, once production starts in Uganda's lake Albertine rift basin.
Exploration in East Africa has revealed significant opportunities in the rift basin, and Afren's recent investment demonstrates the level of interest in this area as they join Tullow, Heritage and others in the race to lead the exploitation of these resources.
2002, Rift basin structure and its influence on sedimentary systems, in Renault, R.
O'Connor and colleagues found a complete skeleton of Pakasuchus in Tanzania's Rukwa Rift Basin in 2008, and have also recovered portions of seven different individuals.
This acquisition positioned TAG with a 100% interest in over 2 million onshore acres in a lightly explored rift basin.
We now look forward to signing the farm down agreements with CNOOC (Chinese National Oil Offshore Corporation) and Total in the coming weeks and commence work with them on an accelerated basin-wide development plan that is expected to deliver production well in excess of 200,000 bopd from the Albert Rift Basin.
After continued stretching for 5 to 10 million years has produced a rift basin some 200 kilometers wide, the shallow and deep sources of mantle partial melts become horizontally separated.