Sedimentary architecture of a canyon-style fairway feeding a deep-water clastic system, the Miocene Cingoz Formation, southern Turkey: significance for reservoir characterisation and modelling

N Satur, G Kelling, B T Cronin, A Hurst, K Gurbuz

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Abstract

The sedimentary architecture of a submarine canyon-fill supplying sediment to a deep-water fan system in the Adana Basin, southern Turkey is described and quantified. The canyon is at least 9-km long, 3-4-km wide, asymmetric in cross-section and has :m exposed fill, 360-m thick consisting of sands and gravels deposited in sheets across the entire width of the canyon. Normal graded and nongraded pebbly sandstones reflecting deposition from both waning and waxing high-density turbidity currents dominate these deposits. Facies are identified and correlated between closely spaced sedimentary logs. A hierarchy of bedding scales is recognised, ranging from individual beds and their sedimentary structures through 3-21-m-thick packages of beds to 100+m thick major units. This hierarchy provides the framework for computer-generated 3D models where sandstone bodies and facies are stochastically modelled to provide a better understanding of the internal sedimentary architecture within similar types of canyons in subsurface or in areas of poor exposure. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-119
Number of pages29
JournalSedimentary Geology
Volume173
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Keywords

  • submarine canyon
  • submarine fan
  • turbidites
  • reservoir characterisation
  • Turkey
  • DENSITY TURBIDITY CURRENTS
  • SUBMARINE FANS
  • ADANA BASIN
  • DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS
  • SAND-RICH
  • EVOLUTION
  • CHANNEL
  • COMPLEX
  • LEVEE
  • CALIFORNIA

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