lithofacies


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lithofacies

[‚lith·ə′fā·shēz]
(geology)
A subdivision of a specified stratigraphic unit distinguished on the basis of lithologic features.
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Also known as the Qatbeet Block, the license has all the necessary components for development of a field: trap, seal, and reservoir-quality lithofacies. The block contains several prospects mapped by a former operator.
Harris PT, Taylor F, Pushina Z, Leitchenkov PE, O'Brien PE and Smirnov V (1998) Lithofacies distribution in relation to the geomorphic provinces of Prydz Bay, East Antarctica.
Four major lithofacies associations based on their depositional significance are identified in the basin, namely the conglomerate lithofacies association, sandstone lithofacies association, overbank-fines lithofacies association, and carbonate lithofacies association.
Five lithofacies were recognized based on the outcrop appearance of the formation.
By their lithofacies features, the Maykopian series rocks are subdivided into three subseries, which in their turn include a number of formations and subformations.
Lithofacies. The entire Djega outcrop section from base to top measures about 32 m thick; however, the present work has focused only on the upper section (18 m-30 m) of the outcrop (Figures 4(a)-4(g)).
The data extracted from the wells were used to construct the burial history, thermal maturity, and lithofacies maps for both the Albian Kharita and the Cenomanian Bahariya Formations (Table 1).
Graphic logs were drawn to illustrate the vertical sequence variation of lithofacies and their relative thicknesses.
Among all the samples, JH-Y has the lowest porosity while NT-S has the highest porosity and these two samples represent two distinct lithofacies, that is, a shale and a sandstone, respectively.
Salina Group Lithofacies in the Michigan Basin: A Review from "A" to "G" William Harrison III, Peter J.
The investigation results allowed the division of the sediment sequence at the Ryadino archaeological site into five units, or lithofacies (Fig.