types of data available for analysis (Catuneanu, ; Posamentier and. Allen, ). The existence of several competing approaches to the definition and. O. Catuneanu Principles of Sequence Stratigraphy. ix + pp. Amsterdam, Boston, Heidelberg: Elsevier. Price Euro , £, US. Nomenclature of systems tracts and timing of sequence boundaries for the existing sequence stratigraphic models (from Catuneanu, ).

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By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our privacy policy. In shallower marine successions this surface often marks the upper surface of coarsening-upward regressive sediments Catuneanu,an important point that helps enhance the recognition of this surface on logs. It is the most susceptible siliciclastic catunesnu in the area to hydrocarbon reservoir.

The bulk of clastic sediments is derived from elevated source areas and is delivered to sedimentary basins by river systems.

Based on the results from this study, three 3rd order sequences have been identified.

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Facies analysis is of paramount importance for any sequence stratigraphic study, as it provides critical clues for paleogeographic and paleoenvironmental reconstructions, as well as for the definition of sequence stratigraphic surfaces.

Geological Magazine 6: Deltas – transgressive river mouths: An illustra- tion of the subenvironments that encompass the tran- sition from nonmarine to fully marine environments is presented in Fig. On the diagram Catuneanu shows the maximum regressive surface as conformable. Depositional systems form the building blocks of systems tracts, the latter representing an essential concept for stratigraphic correlation and the genetic interpretation of the sedimentary basin fill.

Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. The Burgan Formation in northwest of the Persian Gulf is applied to lower part of Albian age Kazhdumi Formation, where is dominated by coarse to medium terrigenous facies. According to their reservoir quality, these facies associations show a decreasing trend in porosity and permeability values from FA1 to FA3.


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The first FA is more abundant in the lower part of the Burgan Formation where causes a good reservoir quality trait.

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VolumeNumber 6. As such, facies analysis is an integral part cauneanu both sedimentology and sequence stratig- raphy, which explains the partial overlap between these disciplines Fig. After a contentious and often turbulent start, sequence stratigraphy is now widely accepted as an additional tool in the kit of sedimentary geologists striving to interpret the record of sediments and sedimentary rocks.

Architecture and genesis of flooding-surface bounded depositional units.

Journal of Sedimentary Research 66 4— Facies analysis is an essential method for the recon- struction of paleodepositional environments, as well as for the understanding of climatic changes and subsi- dence history of sedimentary basins. Sign In or Create an Account. This state of equilibrium is expressed as a graded profile in fluvial systems, or as a base level in coastal to marine systems.

You do not currently have access to this article. It was for this reason that Posamentier and Vail, thought this surface should be named the transgressive surface.

The paleosol horizons are used for relative sea level change analysis of the formation in sequence stratigraphic studies.

The third FA consists of limestones of chemical and biochemical origin and is related to a marine condition.

Note that in coastal areas, the river-mouth environments i. ISBN 0 FA2, presenting a medium reservoir quality, is more frequent in the middle parts of studied formation and FA3 is found almost in the upper parts. The direction of lateral facies shifts progradation, retrogradation reflects the balance between sedimentation rates and the rates of change in the space available for sediment to accumulate.


Facies analysis is therefore a prerequisite for any sequence stratigraphic studies. The first Cwtuneanu consists of sandstone, siltstone and shale, mostly developed in the lower part of formation, and is related to a fluvial environment.

Sequences 1 and 3 are partial but the sequence 2 is the main and most complete one of the formation in the studied area. Others like Nummedal et al. This chapter presents a brief account of the main methods that need to be integrated into a comprehen- sive sequence stratigraphic analysis, including facies analysis of ancient deposits outcrops, core catunranu modern environments; analysis of well-log signatures; analysis of seismic data; and the achievement of time control via relative and absolute age determinations.

In the context of sequence stratigraphy, facies analysis is particularly relevant to the study of cyclic changes in the processes that form individual depositional systems in response to base- level shifts.

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Each of these methods forms the core catunesnu a more conventional and dedicated discipline, so this presentation only reiterates aspects that are particularly relevant to sequence stratigraphy. Review Article November 01, Elements of what catunesnu now understand as sequence stratigraphy had been rumbling along in the background for some time before the explosion that started to appear in the scientific literature in the late s.

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