712 pages, illustrations
The Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), focus of this special publication, is a prolific hydrocarbon region and both exploration and production activity remains high to this day with a positive production outlook. A key element today and in the future is to couple technological developments to improving our understanding of specific geological situations. The theme of From Depositional Systems to Sedimentary Successions on the Norwegian Continental Margin reflects the immense efforts made by all industry operators and their academic partners on the NCS to understand in detail the structural setting, sedimentology and stratigraphy of the hydrocarbon bearing units and their source and seal. The papers cover a wide spectrum of depositional environments ranging from alluvial fans to deepwater fans, in almost every climate type from arid through humid to glacial, and in a variety of tectonic settings. Special attention is given to the integration of both analogue studies and process-based models with the insights gained from extensive subsurface datasets.
Dedication to John Gjelberg, Michael Talbot and Trevor Elliott xi
Generic autogenic behaviour in fluvial systems: lessons from experimental studies 1
Climatic and tectonic controls on Triassic dryland terminal fluvial system architecture, central North Sea 19
Late Triassic to Early Jurassic climatic change, northern North Sea region: impact on alluvial architecture, palaeosols and clay mineralogy 59
J.P. Nystuen, A.V. Kjemperud, R. Müller, V. Adestål and E.R. Schomacker
Applying accommodation versus sediment supply ratio concepts to stratigraphic analysis and zonation of a fluvial reservoir 101
A.W. Martinius, C. Elfenbein and K.J. Keogh
Investigating the autogenic process response to allogenic forcing: experimental geomorphology and stratigraphy 127
W. Kim, A. Petter, K. Straub and D. Mohrig
The autostratigraphic view of responses of river deltas to external forcing: a review of the concepts 139
T. Muto and R.J. Steel
Autogenic process change in modern deltas: lessons for the ancient 149
Morphodynamic modelling of wave reworking of an alluvial delta and application of results in the standard reservoir modelling workflow 167
M.M. Hillen, N. Geleynse, J.E.A. Storms, D.J.R. Walstra and R.M. Groenenberg
Sedimentation at the Jurassic–Triassic boundary, south-west Barents Sea: indication of climate change 187
Halten Terrace Lower and Middle Jurassic inter-rift megasequence analysis: megasequence structure, sedimentary architecture and controlling parameters 215
R. Ravnås, K. Berge, H. Campbell, C. Harvey and M. Norton
Updated depositional and stratigraphic model of the Lower Jurassic Åre Formation, Heidrun Field, Norway 253
C. Thrana, A. Næss, S. Leary, S. Gowland, M. Brekken and A. Taylor
Depositional dynamics and sequence development in a tidally influenced marginal marine basin: Early Jurassic Neill Klinter Group, Jameson Land Basin, East Greenland 291
J.M. Ahokas, J.P. Nystuen and A.W. Martinius
Eustatic, tectonic and climatic controls on an early syn-rift mixed-energy delta, Tilje Formation (Early Jurassic, Smørbukk field, offshore mid-Norway) 339
A.A. Ichaso and R.W. Dalrymple
Tectonic influence on the Jurassic sedimentary architecture in the northern North Sea with focus on the Brent Group 389
A. Folkestad, T. Odinsen, H. Fossen and M.A. Pearce
Mesozoic and Cenozoic basin configurations in the North Sea 417
E.M. Jarsve, J.I. Faleide, R.H. Gabrielsen and J.P. Nystuen
3D forward modelling of the impact of sediment transport and base level cycles on continental margins and incised valleys 453
Tectonic control on sedimentation, erosion and redeposition of Upper Jurassic sandstones, Central Graben, North Sea 473
J.P. Wonham, I. Rodwell, T. Lein-Mathisen and M. Thomas
The Garn Formation (Bajocian-Bathonian) in the Kristin Field, Halten Terrace: its origin, facies architecture and primary heterogeneity model 513
C. Messina, W. Nemec, A.W. Martinius and C. Elfenbein
Channel development in the chalk of the Tor Formation, North Sea: evidence of bottom current activity 551
M. Gennaro and J.P. Wonham
MassFLOW-3DTM as a simulation tool for turbidity currents: some preliminary results 587
R. Basani, M. Janocko, M.J.B. Cartigny, E.W.M. Hansen and J.T. Eggenhuisen
The Ormen Lange turbidite systems: sedimentary architectures and sequence structure of sandy slope fans in a sediment-starved basin 609
R. Ravnås, A. Cook, K. Engenes, H. Germs, M. Grecula, J. Haga, C. Harvey and J.A. Maceachern
Unravelling the nature of deep-marine sandstones through the linkage of seismic geomorphologies to sedimentary facies; the Hermod Fan, Norwegian North Sea 647
B.K.L. Bryn and M.A. Ackers
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Allard W. Martinius works for Statoil R&D with additional experience from technical service (production and exploration) as well as field development. His main interests are in clastic sedimentology and stratigraphy of fluvial and shallow marine systems, fauna-substrate relationships, and static and dynamic reservoir characterization for hydrocarbon production.
Rodmar Ravnås is Principal Geologist in Shell Exploration Norway and Associate Professor at University of Stavanger, Norway. His main interest is in clastic sedimentology and the integration of tectonics and depositional systems, and its application to petroleum exploration and prospecting.
John Howell is Professor at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Prior to Aberdeen he was at the University of Bergen in Norway and the Chief Geologist at Rocksource ASA. His main interests are in clastic sedimentology, stratigraphy, reservoir modelling and novel methods for the acquisition of digital outcrop data.
Ron Steel is Professor at the University of Texas in Austin and Sixth-Century Chair at the University of Aberdeen, UK. His main interests are in clastic sedimentology & stratigraphy, and particularly in the architecture and growth of shelf margins, and the routing of sediment from there to deepwater.
Jonathan P. Wonham graduated from Imperial College, London and the University of Liverpool (Ph.D.) and now works for Total in France. He has 25 years of experience as a sedimentologist/petroleum geologist covering the fields of research, development and exploration geology, especially focusing on the North Sea. His publications focus on reservoir evaluation oriented aspects of sequence stratigraphy, tidal deposition, turbidites and mixed siliciclastic-carbonate systems.