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AAPG Bulletin; Year: 2022; Issue: March
DOI: 10.1306/07132120084

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Figure 22. Distribution of Upper Cretaceous play fairways. The majority of fields cluster around the southern half of the Central Graben, Upper Cretaceous and lower Paleocene chalks occur. The domal and periclinal structures hosting the carbonate reservoirs have been created by salt mobility (halokinesis) of the buried upper Permian Zechstein Group that form a suite of diapirs and pillows. The limit of Upper Cretaceous Chalk Group play is controlled in part by its northward transition into shales of the Shetland Group.

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