A stratigraphic interpretation of the Oxfordian-Valaginian deposits in the Danish Subbasin

U. Gregersen, Olaf Michelsen

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Six sequences are identified in the Upper Jurassic and lowermost Cretaceous Flyvbjerg-, Børglum- and Frederikshavn Formations of the Danish Subbasin. Sequence boundaries and maximum flooding surfaces are interpreted on the basis of log analysis, biostratigraphy and lithology of core samples. Parasequences and parasequence sets are mainly recognized in shallow marine sediments. The gamma ray and SP logs of the sequences have an overall cyclic character, indicating the presence of upward fining deposits overlain by upward coarsening deposits. A blocky log pattern or an upward decreasing trend lowermost in the sequence represents sanddominated sediments, and it is interpreted as lowstand deposits caused by forced regression. The overlying interval with upward fining deposits comprise transgressive deposits. The interval between maximum flooding surface and the upper sequence boundary has an upward coarsening trend, and it probably includes the highstand deposits.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd Symposium on: Marine Geology
Subtitle of host publicationGeology of the North Sea and Skagerrak, Aarhus University, 1993
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Publication series

NameDanmarks Geologiske Undersøgelse, Serie C
PublisherGeological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources


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