Lithological–Stratigraphic Characteristics of the Aptian–Cenomanian Sediments of the Abkhazian Zone, Western Caucasus
The first complex lithological–stratigraphic and facies study of the Aptian–Cenomanian sediments of the Abkhazian Zone of the Western Caucasus has been conducted in sections of the Mzymta and Khipsta river valleys. As a result, we are able to define areas of distribution of potential oil-source rocks in these sediments, which correspond to the events of the OAE-1 and OAE-2 global palaeoecological crises, and to identify oil reservoir rocks and rocks-caps.
KeywordsWestern Caucasus Aptian Albian Cenomanian OAE-1 OAE-2
We are grateful to Prof. A.M. Nikishin (MSU), the employees of Rosneft, and A.V. Mityukov and O.A. Almendinger for consultations and permission to carry out fieldwork in the area between the Psou and Inguri rivers. This work was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project No. 12-05-00263.
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