The Permian Rotliegend of the Netherlands
More than 50 years ago, the discovery of the giant Groningen Gas Field in the subsurface of the Netherlands by NAM B.V. marked a turning point inthe Dutch and European energy market initiating the replacement of coal by gas. Despite the fact that the Rotliegend dryland deposits in the Southern Permian Basin are one of Europe's most important georesources, no sedimentological overview is available to date for the subsurface of the Netherlands. This SEPM Special Publication presents for the first time such a summary of the present-day knowledge, including a comprehensive core atlas from on- and offshore wells.
A Comparison of Modern Dryland Depositional Systems with the Rotliegend Group in the Netherlands
Published:January 01, 2011
Tom Mckie, 2011. "A Comparison of Modern Dryland Depositional Systems with the Rotliegend Group in the Netherlands", The Permian Rotliegend of the Netherlands, Jürgen Grötsch, Reinhard Gaupp
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The Rotliegend Group in the Netherlands provides a depositional record of fluvial, aeolian, and playa interaction within a major Permian dryland basin. Ephemeral fluvial systems drained off the London–Brabant and Rhenish Massifs and flowed northwards towards the Silverpit Formation desert lake, whilst marginal dune fields expanded and contracted in response to changing aridity and fluvial runoff. There are few modern parallels to the scale of the Southern Permian Basin depositional system as a whole, but recent dryland analogues provide a valuable means to understand the depositional processes which locally operated across the basin during the Late Permian. A variety...