Sedimentary Architecture and Palaeogeography of Lower Slochteren Aeolian Cycles From The Rotliegend Desert-Lake Margin (Permian), The Markham Area, Southern North Sea
Published:January 01, 2011
F.J.G. Van Den Belt, F.F.N. Van Hulten, 2011. "Sedimentary Architecture and Palaeogeography of Lower Slochteren Aeolian Cycles From The Rotliegend Desert-Lake Margin (Permian), The Markham Area, Southern North Sea", The Permian Rotliegend of the Netherlands, Jürgen Grötsch, Reinhard Gaupp
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The Rotliegend gas play in the Southern Permian Basin has yielded over 200 gas fields in the Netherlands; they are found in an E–W fairway along the southern flank of the basin. Sandstones generally pinch out basinward, but localized, isolated sands are present north of the main fairway. The Rotliegend of the Markham gas field and a number of smaller fields in its vicinity (“Markham area”) provides a good example of such an isolated sand occurrence, and it may serve as a model for exploration in the “feather edge” of the Rotliegend desert lake.
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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.