Oligocene sequence stratigraphy and basin development in the Danish North Sea sector based on log interpretations

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Five sequences are defined in the Oligocene succession of the Danish North Sea sector. Two of the sequences, 4.1a and 4.3, have been identified onshore Denmark. Two types of prograding lowstand deposits are recognized. Sand-dominated deposits occur proximally, comprising sharp-based forced regressive deposits covered with prograding lowstand deposits. Clay-dominated prograding lowstand deposits occur distally in the sequences. The highstand deposits are proximally represented by thick prograding sandy deposits and distally by thin and condensed intervals. The main sediment input direction was from the north and the northeast. A succession of lithofacies, from shallow marine facies dominated by sand to outer shelf facies dominated by clay, is mapped in each of the sequences. An overall southward progradation of the shoreline took place during the Oligocene, interrupted only by minor shoreline retreats.

Original languageEnglish
JournalMarine and Petroleum Geology
Pages (from-to)931-950
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

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  • Basin development, North Sea, Oligocene sequence stratigraphy and lithofacies

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