Lithostratigraphy of the Palaeogene – Lower Neogene succession of the Danish North Sea

  • Poul Schiøler Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Jan Andsbjerg Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Ole R. Clausen Department of Earth Sciences, University of Aarhus, Høegh-Guldbergsgade 2, DK-8000 Århus C, Denmark
  • Gregers Dam DONG Energy, Agern Allé 24–26, DK-2970 Hørsholm, Denmark
  • Karen Dybkjær Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Lars Hamberg DONG Energy, Agern Allé 24–26, DK-2970 Hørsholm, Denmark
  • Claus Heilmann-Clausen Department of Earth Sciences, University of Aarhus, Høegh-Guldbergsgade 2, DK-8000 Århus C, Denmark
  • Erik P. Johannessen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Lars E. Kristensen Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Iain Prince Statoil Norway, Forusbeen 50, N-4035 Stavanger, Norway
  • Jan A. Rasmussen Geological Museum, University of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 5–7, DK-1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark

Abstract

As a result of a lithological, sedimentological and biostratigraphic study of well sections from the Danish sector of the North Sea, including some recently drilled exploration wells on the Ringkøbing–Fyn High, the lithostratigraphic framework for the siliciclastic Palaeogene to Lower Neogene sediments of the Danish sector of the North Sea is revised. The sediment package from the top of the Chalk Group to the base of the Nordland Group is subdivided into seven formations containing eleven new members. The existing Våle, Lista, Sele, Fur, Balder, Horda and Lark Formations of previously published lithostratigraphic schemes are adequate for a subdivision of the Danish sector at formation level. Bor is a new sandstone member of the Våle Formation. The Lista Formation is subdivided into three new mudstone members: Vile, Ve and Bue, and three new sandstone members: Tyr, Idun and Rind. Kolga is a new sandstone member of the Sele Formation. Hefring is a new sandstone member of the Horda Formation. Freja and Dufa are two new sandstone members of the Lark Formation. Danish reference sections are established for the formations, and the descriptions of their lithology, biostratigraphy, age and palaeoenvironmental setting are updated.

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Published
2007-06-29
How to Cite
Schiøler, P., Andsbjerg, J., Clausen, O. R., Dam, G., Dybkjær, K., Hamberg, L., Heilmann-Clausen, C., Johannessen, E. P., Kristensen, L. E., Prince, I., & Rasmussen, J. A. (2007). Lithostratigraphy of the Palaeogene – Lower Neogene succession of the Danish North Sea. GEUS Bulletin, 12, 1-77. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v12.5249

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