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Sequence Stratigraphy

Sequence Stratigraphy The Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is involved in the fields of hydrocarbon exploration and production, and in the search for minerals and raw materials for industrial purposes, building construction and advanced ceramics. Sequence stratigraphy integrates seismic and log-stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, sedimentology and geochemistry to tackle the geological problems encountered in these fields. In hydrocarbon exploration a regional sequence stratigraphic framework helps the geologist to predict the distribution of reservoirs, source rocks, and seals. This leads to improved prospectivity in both mature and immature areas.

In production studies, sequence stratigraphy can be applied to improve the understanding of the reservoir interval, with a view to enhanced hydrocarbon recovery. In the search for minerals and raw materials GEUS uses sequence stratigraphy to locate sites of commercial interest. Furthermore, GEUS participates in the development of sequence stratigraphic principles and ideas in co-operation with national and international institutes.

GEUS has experience from a variety of basins from Greenland, the Faeroe Islands, the North Sea (Central Graben), Denmark (Danish-Norwegian Basin), West Africa, the Baltic and Vietnam covering both carbonates and siliciclastics from a wide range of stratigraphic and tectonic settings.

Contact: Flemming G. Christiansen, fgc@geus.dk

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