Deep-Water Depositional System

  • Xinghe Yu
  • Shengli Li
  • Shunli Li
Part of the Advances in Oil and Gas Exploration & Production book series (AOGEP)


As global petroleum exploration constantly goes deeper underground, exploration based on architecture has matured, and all architectures that can be found have been explored in petroliferous basins with relatively high degrees of exploration. Thus, in the future, exploration should focus on looking for lithostratigraphic reservoirs. The presence of a bathymetric or lowstand fan is the main condition for the formation of stratigraphic traps. As a result, studying deep-water depositional systems, particularly deep-water gravity flow depositional systems, is very important. One of the main scientific challenges in the 21st century is understanding resource formation and exploration mechanisms in deep water (sea).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.China University of GeosciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.China University of GeosciencesBeijingChina

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