Santonian


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Santonian

[san′tō·nē·ən]
(geology)
A European stage of geologic time in the Upper Cretaceous, above the Coniacian and below the Campanian.
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crossmanensis is from a locality that was thought to be late Turanian but may be younger, probably not as young as Santonian (as argued by Clarke et al., 2011), but just as likely Coniacian as late Turanian (Massoni et al., 2015).
PS-09-07 Schmidt et Santonian grey flint from dedolomised chalk al.
Simpson (1954) recorded that the sediments of the Abakaliki-Benue Trough underwent a minor folding phase during the Cenomanian and a major one accompanied by igneous intrusions during the Santonian. The folding has an NE-SW trend, plunging southeastwards and allowing the younger formations to overstep into the older beds.
Individuals of two species of Santonian hippuritid rudists were chosen from collections belonging to Peter Skelton (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK).
Nature: O = Oil; G = Gas Age of Reservoir: L = Lower; M = Middle; U = Upper C = Cretaceous; Co = Coniacian; J = Jurassic; T = Triassic; Mi = Miocene; P= Paleozoic; Pa = Paleocene; S = Santonian DISTRICT 11 - DIYARBAKIR Field Operator Dscvry Nature API Wells Rsrvoir Depth(ft) Kayakoy (Shell) Perenco 1961 O 38.2 27 UC n.a.
The hydro-stratigraphic characteristics of terrains that appear in the rock mass are fairly well defined: limestone and dolostone belonging to the Coniacian, Santonian and Campanian units which are highly permeable and are the main karstic aquifers of the region.
The primary target, Murombe, a Barremian Age turbidite fan system and a secondary target, the Baobab, a shallower Santonian Age structure were both penetrated.
The petrophysical analysis of electric logs indicates the presence of hydrocarbons in non-commercial concentrations in multiple layers of sandstones distributed throughout a 1,300-foot interval of Santonian to Turonian age sediments.
"Reservoirs from the Cretaceous Period and Santonian Age were identifiedC*at a depth between 4,530 and 4,670 meters, and in good conditions for production." --SPA 11:24 LOCAL TIME 08:24 GMT