Turonian


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Turonian

[tu̇′rō·nē·ən]
(geology)
A European stage of geologic time: Upper or Middle Cretaceous (above Cenomanian, below Coniacian).
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It occupies the core of the Abakaliki anticlinorium and consists of about 3,000m thick basal arkosic sandstones (Awi and Mamfe Formations of Aptian--Albian age) and middle marine shales sandstones (Awe Formation of Early Cenomanian to Early Turonian age).
A 22-metre perforated section of the gas bearing column in the Turonian flowed at a stabilised rate of 25 million cubic feet per day of gas and 150 barrels per day of condensates through a 46-/64-inch choke.
Rosneft is the first Russian oil company which is exploring the hard-to-recover Turonian natural gas deposits, the reserves of which in Western Siberia alone are estimated at several trillion cubic metres.
By the Campanian, global temperatures had declined somewhat from their high in the Turonian (Parrish and Spicer, 1988a; Jenkyns et al.
It was reported that the Mazidagi (Turkey) phosphate rock situated near the border with Syria was deposited during the Turonian and Senonian (Cretaceous) ages [2].
The Pecan North-1 well, located approximately seven miles northeast of the Pecan-1 well, encountered approximately 40 feet of net oil pay in Turonian aged reservoir.
The earliest reliable macrofossils are stems placed within the morphogenus Palmoxylon Schenk dated to the Turonian of France (Crie, 1892) and Coniacian-Santonian of New Jersey (Berry, 1916) and palmate leaves appearing in the Coniacian-Santonian of South Carolina (Berry, 1914).
Stephen Hermeston, president and CEO, said, 'This 3D seismic program has been designed to better image the up-dip limits of the Eagle Deep stratigraphic play at the Turonian and Campanian and to cover the two early Cretaceous, Albian prospects (Crabwood and Kabukalli) which are underlying the Company's 100 percent owned Corentyne offshore Petroleum Prospecting License (PPL) and for which CGX obtained an independent resources evaluation report from DeGolyer and MacNaughton of Dallas earlier this year that provided a total best estimate (P50) of prospective resources of 325 million barrels of oil.
This subfamily was previously known only from the Cenomanian Obeshchayushchiy locality in the Russian Far East; the two new representatives of Labenopimplinae described below, found at the Turonian Orapa locality in Botswana, are the first and only known Cretaceous ichneumonids from Africa and the southern hemisphere.
Owo-1 is a discovery well, approximately 174 feet of high quality oil and contained in stacks of Turonian reservoir sands.
At the 2 southern sites the rock is limestone from the Turonian period; at the other 2 sites it is dolomite from the Upper Cenomanian period (Bentor et al.