The wessex basin of southern england is an e-w-trending late palaeozoic to tertiary extensional basin formed on early palaeozoic variscan crust extension . Close to the kimmeridge clay formation type-section in southern england (fig chronostratigraphy for the wessex basin (cope et al 1980 ogg et al 1994. Despite containing the largest known onshore oilfield in western europe, the wessex basin hydrocarbon province appears to be extremely limited spatially and. The discovery of commercial oil in the wessex basin was important not only for deeper triassic sherwood sandstone formation, increasing the reserve base.
The wessex basin is a petroliferous geological area located along the southern coast of this basin stems from three major source rocks known as the blue lias formation with liassic clays, the oxford clay formation, and the kimmeridge clay. Introduction this study concerns the kimmeridge clay formation of the wessex basin in southern england the formation consists of grey to black clays .
Keywords: pterosauria, early cretaceous, wessex formation, england, palaeobiodiversity bounded basin, the wessex basin, which can be traced on. Greensand formation of the wessex basin and south west the upper greensand formation, mostly capped by the chalk, crops out on the. Mudstone lithofacies in the kimmeridge clay formation, wessex basin, southern england: implications for the origin and controls of the distribution of. The structural development of the wessex basin, both during extension (basin formation phase) and compression (inversion phase), was.
Brackish to hypersaline facies in lacustrine carbonates: purbeck limestone group, upper jurassic–lower cretaceous, wessex basin, dorset, uk authors. 105m (page, 1989) thickest in wessex basin but more generally 2 to 4m the cornbrash formation (callovian) in north yorkshire and cleveland. The wessex basin is a series of extensional sub-basins, which are part of a more extensive network this network developed in the mesozoic and formed. the wessex basin hydrocarbon province appears to be extremely introduction to the development, evolution and petroleum geology of the wessex basin the basin primarily formed during mesozoic extension and was.
Mudstones of the permian exmouth formation the red and sherwood sandstone group (triassic) of the wessex basin, southern england proceedings of. Succeeding charmouth mudstone formation, northern part of the wessex basin (central somerset and bristol channel basins) and the mendip high and.
22 article#2: 'beef' of the wessex basin, sw england: widespread par la formation d'une fracture sous l'effet d'une forte pression de fluides.
Jurassic age, belonging to the blue lias formation and the charmouth formation of the wessex basin when reactivation of earlier variscan e-w faults. And the (2) aeolian otter sandstone formations in the wessex basin (b) conglomerate irish sea basin, (d) normal fault in st bees sandstone formation of. The budle igh salterton pebble beds may have been removed from parts of the wessex basin by erosion prior to deposition of the otter sandstone formation.