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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 64 (1980)

Issue: 8. (August)

First Page: 1245

Last Page: 1250

Title: Pressure Origin and Distribution in Jurassic of Viking Basin (United Kingdom-Norway): GEOLOGIC NOTES

Author(s): A. Chiarelli, F. Duffaud (2)


Piezometric mapping shows that the Jurassic reservoirs of the Viking basin are abnormally pressured. Abnormal pressures are limited to the graben itself, that is, to the zones of maximum subsidence of Cretaceous and Tertiary sediments, which also correspond to the zones of greatest caprock development during the Jurassic and Cretaceous. The pressure anomalies are associated with sedimentary-compaction anomalies. The large lateral variations in piezometric head are related to deep unconformities in the sedimentary series.

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