Biostratigraphy in Production and Development Geology by R. W. Jones, M. D. Simmons

By R. W. Jones, M. D. Simmons

Within the creation instead of the exploration area, biostratigraphic and similar recommendations are used to deal with reservoir-scale difficulties comparable to precise correlation, interpretation of depositional setting, geometry, connectivity and compartmentalisation, and reserves estimation and optimisation of restoration. This publication files contemporary advances that biostratigraphy has made in construction and improvement geology. It serves to demonstrate to non-biostratigraphers the aptitude applicability of biostratigraphy during this zone, and to inspire biostratigraphers to extra discover and review this strength.

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1975), Maher (1980, 1981), Schmitt & Gordon (1991), Harker (1998); Rob Roy: Brealey (1990), Parker (1991) and Currie (1996); Saltire: Casey et al. (1993); Tartan: Coward et al. (1991); Telford: Syms et al. (in press). The regional lithostratigraphy is treated in the U K O O A account of the North Sea (Richards et al. 1993), and aspects of the regional stratigraphic and sedimentary history are dealt with by Andrews & Brown (1987), Boote & Gustav (1987), Boldy & Brealey (1990), O'Driscoll et al.

381). The sand in this well is therefore interpreted as the U J4 HST. Wireline log correlations to the type well of the Scott Sand, 15/21a-15 (Fig. 3), using sequence stratigraphical principles, place the Scott Sand into a younger sequence. We are not aware of any biostratigraphical evidence to support a UJP4 age of the Scott Sand sequence in its type area on blocks 15/21 and 15/22; it is therefore placed in the U J5 HST and the UJ6a AST. Harker & Rieuf's (1996) report of a widespread first 'Glosense' ( = U J 4 = Polonicum) transgression in the O M F is therefore interpreted to refer mainly to the U J5 (and 'UJ5a') highstand(s) (see below).

Clean sands are only rarely developed in the TST, but admixture of fine sand to the marine muds is widespread and is clearly visible in the log responses. In Piper Field (Block 15/17) the I-Shale is interpreted to present the U J5 highstand. Ammonite evidence was initially taken to put the I-Shale in the Serratum ammonite zone (Maher 1980 implicitly), and subsequently re-interpreted as the Rosenkrantzi Zone (Maher 1981), respectively as the Baylei Zone (Harker & Rieuf 1996). Reference section: well 15/16b-22, MFS at 12 828 feet MD ( - 1 2 727 feet TVD) (Fig.

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