Sand Bank and Dune Facies Architecture of a Wide Intracratonic Seaway: Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Raukelv Formation, Jameson Land, East Greenland
Published:January 01, 1991
Finn Surlyk, Nanna Noe-Nygaard, 1991. "Sand Bank and Dune Facies Architecture of a Wide Intracratonic Seaway: Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Raukelv Formation, Jameson Land, East Greenland", The Three-Dimensional Facies Architecture of Terrigenous Clastic Sediments and its Implications for Hydrocarbon Discovery and Recovery, Andrew D. Miall, Noel Tyler
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The 200- to 300-m-thick Raukelv Formation was deposited in an intracratonic seaway between East Greenland and Norway during the Late Jurassic-earliest Cretaceous (Volgian-Valanginian), a period of considerable tectonic unrest in the region. The formation is three-dimensionally exposed over 900 km2. Four basic architectural elements are recognized: 1. The sandbank (SB) element is composed of single, tabular mega-cross-beds 15-50 m thick, which extend over the whole outcrop area (900 km2). 2. the sand-dune (SD) element consists of a large-scale tabular cross-bedded coset, 2-8 m thick, which extends over the whole outcrop area (900 km2)....
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The Three-Dimensional Facies Architecture of Terrigenous Clastic Sediments and its Implications for Hydrocarbon Discovery and Recovery
While there has been much interest in recent years in concepts of sequence stratigraphy, this book focuses on stratigraphic units that are, in general, an order of magnitude smaller than sequences. A knowledge of such architectural detail is of considerable significance in the development of detailed, scaled facies models for depositional environments, and is of paramount importance in the efficient design of advanced petroleum recovery projects. This book is the outcome of a SEPM Research Symposium held at the annual meeting of the Society in San Antonio, Texas, April 1989. The intent of the meeting was to bring together modern research on facies architecture, and to apply this research to the investigation of reservoir heterogeneities and production problems.