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An upper Jurassic, wedge-shaped syn-rift succession, comprising the Heather and Draupne Formations, is present in the hangingwall trough of the Snorre Fault Block. The succession is bounded to the west by the Statfjord East Fault, whereas it onlaps the Snorre Fault Block to the east. It consists of a two-fold coarsening-upward sequence from shale to sandstone of shallow marine/shoreline origin.

Active fault block rotation and subsidence in the Snorre-H area commenced in the Mid-Bathonian and lasted through the Ryazanian. The Heather Formation was deposited during the early rift stage (Mid-Bathonian-Early Oxfordian; 3° cumulative tilt), whereas the Draupne Formation (Late...

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