Paleocene


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Paleocene

[′pāl·ē·ə‚sēn]
(geology)
The oldest of the seven geological epochs of the Cenozoic Era, spanning 65 million to 55 million years ago. Comprising the Tertiary and Quaternary periods in modern usage, it is also the oldest of the five epochs constituting the Tertiary Period. It represents an interval of geological time (and rocks deposited during that time) extending from the termination of the Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era to the dawn of the Eocene Epoch.
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The Paleocene reservoir interval has a gross thickness of 246 feet (177 feet net), with an average porosity of 25%.
The Tarakli Formation is overlain by the Paleocene Selvipinar Formation, which is mainly composed of reef limestone.
A second species, Verrutricolporites pachydermis Sun & Kong is a thick-walled pollen type from the Paleocene of southern China (Sun et al.
The licence contains the Cretaceous Kiernan prospect as well as additional prospectivity elsewhere in the licence area in the Paleocene and in the pre-rift Jurassic and Triassic.
It is Paleocene in age and associated with shallow marine environment due to abundance of coralline algae, gastropods, pelecypods, echinoid fragments and other skeletal debris.
Both of these fields are operated by our joint venture partner Chornomornaftogaz and produce natural gas and condensate from sediments of Maikop and Lower Paleocene age.
Detailed lithostratigraphic correlation of Paleocene through Eocene Wilcox and Claiborne Group strata in northwestern Mississippi and western Tennessee is being conducted to address correlation problems and assess hydrostratigraphic relationships across the state line.
Proamphiuma is known from the late Maastrichtian or early Paleocene, while Amphiuma is known from the late Paleocene and Pleistocene to Recent (7, 11).
Outcrops of marine fossil-bearing Paleocene (Midway) and Eocene (Claiborne) strata located along the Colorado River in Bastrop County, Texas have been studied since the late 19th Century.
It's one that's still the norm in many subtropical regions, but during the greenhouse spike in the late Paleocene epoch, monsoon climates extended well into what are now temperate latitudes.
During the earliest part of the Paleocene (Danian Age), the Mississippi Embayment extended into southern Illinois.
As the shore receded, rivers extended themselves across the Coastal Plain arid some may have interconnected inn the Paleocene and Eocene before the next extreme highstand in the Oligocene.