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Tectonostratigraphy of a rift basin affected by salt tectonics; synrift Middle Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous Dutch Central Graben, Terschelling Basin and neighbouring platforms, Dutch offshore

Renaud Bouroullec, R. M. C. H. Verreussel, C. R. Geel, G. de Bruin, M. H. A. A. Zijp, D. Korosi, D. K. Munsterman, N. M. M. Janssen and S. J. Kerstholt-Boegehold
Tectonostratigraphy of a rift basin affected by salt tectonics; synrift Middle Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous Dutch Central Graben, Terschelling Basin and neighbouring platforms, Dutch offshore (in Mesozoic resource potential in the Southern Permian Basin, B. Kilhams (editor), P. A. Kukla (editor), S. Mazur (editor), T. McKie (editor), H. F. Mijnlieff (editor) and K. van Ojik (editor))
Special Publication - Geological Society of London (March 2018) 469 (1): 269-303

Abstract

The Middle Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous in the eastern Dutch offshore provides excellent examples of sand-rich sediments that locally accumulated in the vicinity of rift basin margins affected by salt tectonics. These types of deposits are often geographically restricted and difficult to identify, but can be valuable targets for hydrocarbon exploration. The distribution, thickness and preservation potential of fluvio-lacustrine, shallow- and deep-marine sediments is discussed to provide new insights into the regional and local tectonostratigraphy of the Dutch Central Graben, the Terschelling Basin and their neighbouring platforms. New sedimentological, geochemical, biostratigraphic, stratigraphic and structural information have been analysed and integrated into a new tectonostratigraphic model for the Callovian Lower Graben Formation, Oxfordian Middle and Upper Graben formations, Early-Middle Volgian Terschelling Sandstone and Noordvaarder members, and the Late Volgian-Early Ryazanian Scruff Greensand Formation. It is demonstrated that salt withdrawal at the basin axis was the primary control on the generation of high accommodation during the Callovian-Early Kimmeridgian. Incised valleys developed on the platforms providing lateral sediment input. During the Late Kimmeridgian-Ryazanian salt migration shifted laterally towards the basin margins, providing accommodation adjacent to active salt bodies and deposition of overthickened sandy strata.


ISSN: 0305-8719
Coden: GSLSBW
Serial Title: Special Publication - Geological Society of London
Serial Volume: 469
Serial Issue: 1
Title: Tectonostratigraphy of a rift basin affected by salt tectonics; synrift Middle Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous Dutch Central Graben, Terschelling Basin and neighbouring platforms, Dutch offshore
Title: Mesozoic resource potential in the Southern Permian Basin
Author(s): Bouroullec, RenaudVerreussel, R. M. C. H.Geel, C. R.de Bruin, G.Zijp, M. H. A. A.Korosi, D.Munsterman, D. K.Janssen, N. M. M.Kerstholt-Boegehold, S. J.
Author(s): Kilhams, B.editor
Author(s): Kukla, P. A.editor
Author(s): Mazur, S.editor
Author(s): McKie, T.editor
Author(s): Mijnlieff, H. F.editor
Author(s): van Ojik, K.editor
Affiliation: Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, Applied Geosciences, Utrecht, Netherlands
Pages: 269-303
Published: 20180315
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom
References: 50
Accession Number: 2018-039849
Categories: StratigraphyStructural geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sects., strat. cols., 2 tables, sketch maps
N50°45'00" - N53°30'00", E03°15'00" - E07°15'00"
Source Note: Online First
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from The Geological Society, London, London, United Kingdom
Update Code: 201821
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