Examples of Recently Discovered Oil and Gas Fields in the Carpathian Foredeep and in the European Foreland Plate underneath the Carpathian Thrust Belt, Czech Republic
Petr Kostelníček, Vladimír Ciprys, Jiří Berka, 2006. "Examples of Recently Discovered Oil and Gas Fields in the Carpathian Foredeep and in the European Foreland Plate underneath the Carpathian Thrust Belt, Czech Republic", The Carpathians and Their Foreland: Geology and Hydrocarbon Resources, Jan Golonka, Frank J. Picha
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Several oil and gas fields have been discovered recently in the Neogene foredeep, in the European foreland plate, which underlies the foredeep and the thin-skinned Carpathian thrust belt. The fields are reservoired in the Neogene strata of the foredeep plate and in the crystalline basement rocks and the Jurassic, Paleogene, and Neogene strata of the European platform. The most significant accumulations of hydrocarbons in the subthrust plate have been found in the erosional relicts (buried hills) of the Jurassic rocks on the northern side of the Nesvacilka graben and paleovalley and in the fractured and weathered surface of the Precambrian granite massifs of the Chriby and Zdanice elevations. The thickness of the saturated parts of these reservoirs typically ranges from several tenths of a meter to as much as 200 m (660 ft). The geological reserves of the discovered fields are in a range of hundreds of thousands to a few million cubic meters (less than 1 million bbl to several million barrels) of crude oil and hundreds of millions to billions of cubic meters (several to tens of billions cubic feet) of gas. They represent a significant economical potential for petroleum companies operating in the territory of the Czech Republic.