Sequence Stratigraphy of West Eurasia and the Greater Caspian Region - Comparisons with Arabia
P.R. Sharland, D.M. Casey, R.B. Davies, C.M. Hulka, D.B. Kemp, B.R. Kilner, D. Lodola, M. Ruddy and M.D. Simmons
Event name: 2nd EAGE St Petersburg International Conference and Exhibition on Geosciences
Session: Economic and Regional Geological Perspectives
Publication date: 16 October 2006
Organisations: SEG, EAGE
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Five years ago we demonstrated the occurrence across the Arabian Plate of 63 synchronous Maximum Flooding Surfaces (MFS) during the Late Precambrian – Phanerozoic.
It can be demonstrated that our sequence stratigraphic model can be successfully applied to the stratigraphy of West Eurasia (e.g. West Siberia, Timan-Pechora, Volga-Urals, Barents Sea) and the Greater Caspian (including the Black Sea) regions. Both MFS and sequence boundaries can be demonstrated to be correlative within the constraints of biostratigraphy.
There are profound hydrocarbon exploration and production implications for the application of the sequence stratigraphic model that we have developed. The model provides a precise and reliable framework for correlation and mapping and the subsequent identification of petroleum system elements such as lowstand reservoirs and transgressive source rocks.