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STRATI 2013 pp 507-510 | Cite as

Lithological–Stratigraphic Characteristics of the Aptian–Cenomanian Sediments of the Abkhazian Zone, Western Caucasus

  • Ruslan Gabdullin
  • Valentina Vishnevskaya
  • Ludmila KopaevichEmail author
  • Ekaterina Scherbinina
  • Oleg Zerkal
  • Eugene Samarin
  • Elena Yakovishina
  • Natalya Badulina
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Western Caucasus Aptian Albian Cenomanian OAE-1 OAE-2 

Notes

Acknowledgments

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.

Reference

  1. Gabdullin, R. R., Kopaevich, L. F., Scherbinina, E. A., Zerkal’, O. V., Samarin, E. N., Yakovishina, E. V., et al. (2012). Lithological-stratigraphic characteristics of the aptian-cenomanian sediments of the abkhazian zone of the Western Caucasus. Moscow University Geology Bulletin,67(4), 212–232.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruslan Gabdullin
    • 1
  • Valentina Vishnevskaya
    • 2
  • Ludmila Kopaevich
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ekaterina Scherbinina
    • 2
  • Oleg Zerkal
    • 1
  • Eugene Samarin
    • 1
  • Elena Yakovishina
    • 1
  • Natalya Badulina
    • 1
  1. 1.Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Geological Institute Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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