Sedimentary Facies Characteristics of Early-Mid Cretaceous in Tarbell Depression

  • Jingfu ShanEmail author
  • Zhipeng Lin
  • Jiping Wang
  • Le Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering book series (SSGG)


Tarbell Depression is a potentially lucrative exploration in outer blocks of Daqing Oil Field. However, the petroleum geological background is complex and there is little identified information before researches. In order to find out the oil and gas distribution of the studied area, it is necessary to study the regional depositional environment, sedimentary phase, and other characteristics and to establish an accurate model of the deposition. In our research, the core observation, particle size analysis, and electrofacies are used to analyze the hydrodynamic characteristics of the studied area, to build sedimentary facies model, and to predict sandbody distribution. Besides, seismic attribute analysis is also used to forecast inter-well sandbody distribution. Based on the recognition mentioned above, the sedimentary facies are predicted in the strata units of Tongbomiao, Nantun, and Damoguaihe formations. The results show that Tarbell Depression mainly develops alluvial fan, fan delta, delta, nearshore submarine fan, lake floor fan, and lacustrine depositional systems from Tongbomiao Formation to Damoguaihe Formation, in which fan delta system and lacustrine depositional system are the most developed types. Sedimentary facies research is the process of oil and gas exploration in the most important foundation, and it is of great significance for the future exploration and resources evaluation.


Tarbell depression Logging facies Seismic facies Sedimentary facies 



This study was financially supported by the National Natural Sciences Fund (No. 41372125) and Fund of Ministry of Education of Hubei Province (No. Q20121210), and the Ministry of Education Key Laboratory on Tectonics and Petroleum Resources in China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) open foundation (TPR-2012-23).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jingfu Shan
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Zhipeng Lin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jiping Wang
    • 3
  • Le Chen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Exploration Technologies for Oil and Gas ResourcesMOE, Yangtze UniversityWuhanChina
  2. 2.School of Geosciences, Yangtze UniversityWuhanChina
  3. 3.Research Center of Sulige Gas FieldChangqing Oilfield CompanyXi’anChina

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