Sediments in the Vienna Basin are several thousand meters thick and range in age from middle Miocene to lower Pliocene. Faulting and strong basement relief have divided the basin into several blocks or units showing complicated structure.
Exploration has resulted in the discovery of a number of oil fields in which oil accumulation is associated with drag structures, buried hills, anticlines, and stratigraphic traps.
The ratio between the volume of the basin sediments and the amount of oil discovered shows that the Vienna Basin with an oil content of 175,000 barrels per cubic mile has a rich oil accumulation considering its small size.
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Habitat of Oil
The history of oil exploration in a large basin is very much like the history of research in most fields of investigation. In the history of research into the subject of oil occurrence, however, the rate of increase of knowledge has fluctuated greatly. Sourced from the 1955 AAPG Annual Meeting, this publication contains many of the papers presented at that meeting, which discuss the habitat of most of the oil found in the world prior to 1955.