Palaeotopography-Governed Sediment Distribution—A New Predictive Model for the Permian Upper Rotliegend in the Dutch Sector of the Southern Permian Basin
Published:January 01, 2011
Harmen F. Mijnlieff, Mark Geluk, 2011. "Palaeotopography-Governed Sediment Distribution—A New Predictive Model for the Permian Upper Rotliegend in the Dutch Sector of the Southern Permian Basin", The Permian Rotliegend of the Netherlands, Jürgen Grötsch, Reinhard Gaupp
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The Southern Permian Basin (SPB) formed a large, elongated saucer-shaped inland depression extending from the UK to Poland and from Belgium to Denmark. During the Middle to early Late Permian the SPB was filled progressively by playa sediments from its centre in northwestern Germany before it was flooded at the onset of the Zechstein. The Netherlands were situated at the southern part of the saline playa lake.
The sediment fill has an onlap configuration upon the underlying Carboniferous and Lower Rotliegend strata. Although regional contour maps suggest a fairly gradual thinning of the Upper Rotliegend interval towards the basin...
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The Permian Rotliegend of the Netherlands
More than 50 years ago, the discovery of the giant Groningen Gas Field in the subsurface of the Netherlands by NAM B.V. marked a turning point inthe Dutch and European energy market initiating the replacement of coal by gas. Despite the fact that the Rotliegend dryland deposits in the Southern Permian Basin are one of Europe's most important georesources, no sedimentological overview is available to date for the subsurface of the Netherlands. This SEPM Special Publication presents for the first time such a summary of the present-day knowledge, including a comprehensive core atlas from on- and offshore wells.