Depositional evolution of the Finnmark carbonate platform, Barents Sea: results from wells 7128/6-1 and 7128/4-1

Stephen N. Ehrenberg, Erik B. Nielsen, Tore A. Svånå, Lars Stemmerik

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Abstrakt

Due to its extensive core coverage (444 m of the 527 m thick succession), well 7128/6-1 provides a unique opportunity for detailed sedimentologic study of the entire sub-surface Late Carboniferous-Permian Finnmark carbonate platform. This 'reference section' is augmented by 51 m of core in well 7128/4-1, 25 km to the west. Based on a combination of core description and a standard set of petrologic analyses performed at fixed 1 to 2 m spacing, the approximately 500 m thick carbonate succession is divided into nine lithostratigraphic units, each comprising a distinct depositional facies association. Trends in microfacies, inferred water depth, cycle thickness, and gamma ray (GR) profile are used to differentiate a hierarchy of stratigraphic sequences, reflecting probable 5th- through 2nd-order fluctuations in relative sea level. Seven main sequences are recognized (3rd- or possibly lower-order), whose varying facies composition and cyclicity record the changing interplay of eustacy, cimate, tectonic, and siliclastic influx during the 50-60 my history of platform evolution.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)185-224
Antal sider40
TidsskriftNorsk Geologisk Tidsskrift
Vol/bind78
Udgave nummer3
StatusUdgivet - 1998

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  • Programområde 3: Energiressourcer

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