Sedimentology and diagenesis of the Upper Permian Wegener Halvø Formation carbonates along the margins of the Jameson Land Basin, East Greenland

Lars Stemmerik, Peter A. Scholle, F.H. Henk, Giuseppi di Liegro, Dana S. Ulmer

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    Abstract

    The facies distribution in the Wegener Halvø Formation carbonate platforms along the margins of the Jameson Land Basin is controlled by the topography of an underlying karst surface. Shallow water facies are confined to palaeo-topographic highs; they include algal stromatolites, algal cementstone, oolitic grainstone, bivalve grainstone, bryozoan cementstone, bryozoan-foraminifer boundstone and calcitized evaporite. Deeper water facies were deposited in palaeo-topographic low like fluvial incised valleys and karst sink holes, and in basinal areas; they include various types of resedimented carbonate, bedded evaporite and black shale. Early diagenesis involved pervasive marine cementation by aragonite and high-Mg calcite followed by extensive fresh water dissolution during subaerial exposure. Late diagenesis is dominated by ferroan calcite associated with locally abundant baryte, quartz, galena and fluorite. It post-date hydrocarbon migration.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationArctic geology and petroleum potential
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Norwegian Petroleum Society Conference, 15-17 August 1990, Tromsø, Norway
    EditorsT.O. Vorren, E. Bergsager, Ø.A. Dahl-Stamnes, E. Holter, B. Johansen, E. Lie, T.B. Lund
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages107-119
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)0-444-88943-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1993
    EventNorwegian Petroleum Society Conference 1990 - Tromsø, Norway
    Duration: 15 Aug 199017 Aug 1990

    Publication series

    SeriesNorwegian Petroleum Society Special Publications
    Volume2
    ISSN0928-8937

    Conference

    ConferenceNorwegian Petroleum Society Conference 1990
    Country/TerritoryNorway
    CityTromsø
    Period15/08/9017/08/90

    Programme Area

    • Programme Area 3: Energy Resources

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