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.
Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality of Rotliegend Sandstones in the Northern Netherlands—A Review
Published:January 01, 2011
Reinhard Gaupp, Jos A. Okkerman, 2011. "Diagenesis and Reservoir Quality of Rotliegend Sandstones in the Northern Netherlands—A Review", The Permian Rotliegend of the Netherlands, Jürgen Grötsch, Reinhard Gaupp
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The Permian Rotliegend clastic reservoirs form the main gas-bearing intervals in the Netherlands, Northwest Germany, and the Southern North Sea. We review and summarise the results of more than thirty years of diagenesis and reservoir-quality studies in Rotliegend sandstones of the Netherlands and adjacent areas.
The Rotliegend sediments were deposited in an alluvial–wadi–aeolian dune–sandflat–playa lake depositional setting, marked by an arid to semiarid climate, in which drier and wetter climatic cyclicity drove sedimentary processes. Present depths of Rotliegend reservoirs in the range of 2 to ca. 4.5 km, are often referred to as maximum burial depths. Rotliegend clastics were...