Coarse-grained Lacustrine Slope Apron Deposits in Shaobo Area, Gaoyou Sag, Southern China
Journal of Energy and Natural Resources
Volume 9, Issue 1, March 2020, Pages: 44-50
Received: Feb. 18, 2020; Accepted: Mar. 16, 2020; Published: Apr. 1, 2020
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Zhou Yigang, College of Petroleum Engineering, Liaoning Shihua University, Fushun, China
Li Cunlei, College of Petroleum Engineering, Liaoning Shihua University, Fushun, China
Yan Yunbiao, College of Petroleum Engineering, Liaoning Shihua University, Fushun, China
Chen Panpan, College of Petroleum Engineering, Liaoning Shihua University, Fushun, China
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The Dainan formation reservoirs in Shaobo area, Gaoyou sag, Southern China, sedimented mass conglomerates dominated by lacustrine slope apron system which fended by multiple flood channels with massive terrigenous clasts. In the early days, offshore fan-shaped sediments in the Shaobo area of the Gaoyou Sag were considered to be the main sedimentary system. However, a new lacustrine sedimentary model is presented in this paper. By careful core description and interpretation, four facies unions are recognized: (1) Facies union 1: Downslope clastic pathways that composed of massive conglomerates up to 6-25m thick, alternating with brown-dark gray mudstone and the etching structures can be often observed; (2) Facies union 2: Debris-flow Lobe is composed of massive conglomarates, matrix-supported to clast-supported polymictic conglomerates up to 10-50m thick; (3) Facies union 3: Underwater distributary channel is composed of trough cross-stratified sandstone, horizontally stratified sandstone and ripple cross-stratified fine to medium-grained sandstone, up to 5-20m thick; (4) Facies union 4: mudstone is dominates by thick grey black mudstone interbeding thin sandstone, the etching features are rare and bedding is typically parallel. In our study area, the traction current deposits constitute the producing petroleum reservoirs, and the conglomerates deposits are poor reservoirs. The sedimentary model may be applicable to other fault depression for predicting reservoir distribution.
Slope Apron, Gaoyou Sag, Lithofacies, Facies Union, Depositional Model
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Zhou Yigang, Li Cunlei, Yan Yunbiao, Chen Panpan, Coarse-grained Lacustrine Slope Apron Deposits in Shaobo Area, Gaoyou Sag, Southern China, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources. Vol. 9, No. 1, 2020, pp. 44-50. doi: 10.11648/j.jenr.20200901.18
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