Exploration Examples for Lithostratigraphic Petroleum Reservoir

  • Chengzao Jia
Part of the Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China book series (ATSTC)


In the 21st century, PetroChina has advanced the geological theory behind the lithostratigraphic petroleum reservoir and has improved exploration technology, which motivated exploration practice for lithostratigraphic petroleum reservoirs in China with positive results (Jia, 2003; Jia et al., 2005). Recently, a series of important exploration breakthroughs have been achieved in the Erlian basin, Songliao basin, Eerduosi basin, Bohai bay, Zhungeer basin and Tarim basin. Many large size lithostratigraphic petroleum reservoirs with a hundred million tons of reserves and several medium size lithostratigraphic petroleum reservoirs with 5,000×104 t of reserves were discovered in successive order. In the following we will discuss four exploration examples.


Source Rock Sand Body Songliao Basin Highstand System Tract Hydrocarbon Source Rock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chengzao Jia
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  1. 1.PetroChina Company LimitedBeijingChina

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