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clastic

[′klas·tik]
(geology)
Rock or sediment composed of clasts which have been transported from their place of origin, as sandstone and shale.
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M2 clastic sediments, with thin carbonatic-evaporitic levels are always underlying M3, main carbonate body, and clearly different from Buntsandstein units.
The aim of this study is to establish the ages for the clastic unit of the Tredian Formation in Nammal and Zaluch Gorge sections.
West Java's oilfields are reservoired in clastic and carbonate rocks and in fractured volcanics.
In response to transgressive development, an earliest Aptian carbonate ramp depositional system was established above the clastic Wealden deposits.
These sequences generally comprise lower clastic (fuchsitic quartz arenite, grit, conglomerate) and chemical (carbonate, iron formation) sedimentary layers deposited in intertidal, shallow-marine, platformal and submarine-fan environments, overlain by volcanic (komatiite, basalt, rhyolite) sequences.
Deep wells drilled have penetrated the pre-Khuff clastics of Permian and pre-Permian ages.
This summary volume is divided into two parts, the first dealing with basic concepts and the ubiquitous jargon (including 9 chapters, 175 pages), and the second presenting practical applications of sequence stratigraphy to several clastic depositional systems (including 4 chapters, 55 pages), with a short, 2-page Conclusion.
In clastic (sand/shale) sequences, fault sealing capacity is broadly predictable.
The youngest sequence in the area is a package of clastic sedimentary rocks (conglomerate, sandstone and siltstone), which unconformably overlie the volcanic and metamorphic sequences.
The objective for the Han Rong -1X well is to explore the Hydrocarbon potential of 199 million barrels of oil (OIIP) in the Pre-Tertiary fractured and Karstified Carbonate basement along with the clastic reservoirs of the Middle Miocene channels.
The first phase of the work program will focus on validating previously identified carbonate reef anomalies and the potential of clastic reservoirs in the licence through reservoir, seal and analogue studies, field work and seismic reprocessing.
These formations consist of sandstone, shale and conglomerates of clastic sediments of molasse and placer type.