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Seismic geomorphology and depositional evolution of the Paleogene Shahejie Formation, Central-North Dongying Depression, Bohai Bay Basin, China

  • Hongchao ZhaoEmail author
  • Xiaomin Zhu
  • Shifa Zhu
  • Xiaoxu Wang
  • Fang Zhao
  • Mo Shen
  • Tong Xu
  • Wenpeng Lu
  • Huili Zhang
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Abstract

The main objective of this article is to demonstrate the utility of stratal slice images for exploring the sequence stratigraphy and sedimentology of complex depositional systems. The Dongying Depression is underlain by a productive, petroleum-prone, non-marine Cenozoic stratigraphic section. Here, we have integrated the recent 3D seismic profiles and borehole data to map sediment dispersal characteristics of the second member of the Shahejie Formation in the central-north Dongying Depression, located in the Bohai Bay Basin, China. We have documented the following key points: (i) the main strata under study were divided into two long-term sequence cycles (LSC1–2) with 14 middle-term sequence cycles (MSC1–14); (ii) five microfacies, distributary channel, inter-channel, mouth bar, underwater distributary channel, and tributary bay, were identified from well-based analysis of sedimentary facies; (iii) the mouth bar was generated at the center of the study area during the deposit stage of MSC6–7; (iv) the channel was distributed along the EW direction. The seismic sedimentological study on the second member of the Shahejie Formation in this study area highlights the distribution of the most important potential reservoirs.

Keywords

Seismic geomorphology Stratal slice Dongying depression The second member of the Shahejie Formation High-resolution stratigraphy Depositional evolution 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Geoscope Software Company for providing the software to make an interpretation. Particularly, thanks are due to the Shengli Oilfield Company for using the recent 3D seismic data, core, and well data. Also, the authors thank Zili Zhang for his viewpoint about the interpretation about the background and the reviewers’ comments.

Funding information

The research is supported by the National Science and Technology Major Project (No. 2017 Z X 05001-002).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hongchao Zhao
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Xiaomin Zhu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shifa Zhu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaoxu Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fang Zhao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mo Shen
    • 1
    • 2
  • Tong Xu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wenpeng Lu
    • 3
  • Huili Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resources and ProspectingChina University of PetroleumBeijingChina
  2. 2.College of GeosciencesChina University of PetroleumBeijingChina
  3. 3.Shengli Oilfield CompanySINOPECDongyingChina

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