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Barremian platform carbonates from the eastern Vercors Massif, France; organization of depositional geometries

Hubert Arnaud, Annie Arnaud-Vanneau, Alexis Godet, Thierry Adatte and Gerard Massonnat
Barremian platform carbonates from the eastern Vercors Massif, France; organization of depositional geometries (in Special issue; outcrops that change the way we practice petroleum geology, Andrew Hurst (editor), Jeroen A. M. Kenter (editor) and S. Graham (editor))
AAPG Bulletin (April 2017) 101 (4): 485-493

Abstract

The Vercors Massif of southern France constitutes a world-class and unique opportunity to visualize depositional geometries and diagenetic transformations of a Barremian-early Aptian (early Cretaceous) carbonate system, the Urgonian platform, at a seismic scale and thus to constrain the three-dimensional continuity and connectivity of reservoir-prone facies deposited during periods of high and low sea level. The integration of detailed outcrop analysis, including diagenetic transformations, with the sequence stratigraphic interpretation of cliff provides opportunities to study the precise relationship between sea level changes and facies distribution, including reservoir-prone examples such as slope and fan deposits, to understand how local tectonics affect accommodation space and effects on sedimentation rates. This integrated stratigraphic framework developed at surface conditions provides an analog for major petroleum systems of the Middle East where platform carbonates are involved, such as the Aptian Shu'aiba or the Cenomanian-Turonian Mishrif Formation.


ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 101
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Barremian platform carbonates from the eastern Vercors Massif, France; organization of depositional geometries
Title: Special issue; outcrops that change the way we practice petroleum geology
Author(s): Arnaud, HubertArnaud-Vanneau, AnnieGodet, AlexisAdatte, ThierryMassonnat, Gerard
Author(s): Hurst, Andreweditor
Author(s): Kenter, Jeroen A. M.editor
Author(s): Graham, S.editor
Affiliation: Association Dolomieu, Grneoble, France
Pages: 485-493
Published: 201704
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 10
Accession Number: 2017-043749
Categories: StratigraphyEconomic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. chart, sects., geol. sketch maps
N43°00'00" - N46°00'00", E04°00'00" - E07°00'00"
Secondary Affiliation: University of Texas at San Antonio, USA, United StatesUniversity of Lausanne, CHE, SwitzerlandTotal, FRA, France
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 201724
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