New evidences for the formation of and for petroleum exploration in the fold-thrust zones of the central Black Sea Basin of Turkey


Sen S.

AAPG BULLETIN, cilt.97, ss.465-485, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 97 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1306/09041212005
  • Dergi Adı: AAPG BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.465-485

Özet

The central Black Sea Basin of Turkey is filled by more than 9 km (6 mi) of Upper Triassic to Holocene sedimentary and volcanic rocks. The basin has a complex history, having evolved from a rift basin to an arc basin and finally having become a retroarc foreland basin. The Upper Triassic-Lower Jurassic Aka and Lower Cretaceous Caglayan Formations have a poor to good hydrocarbon source rock potential, and the middle Eocene Kusuri Formation has a limited hydrocarbon source rock potential. The basin has oil and gas seeps. Many large structures associated with extensional and compressional tectonics, which could be traps for hydrocarbon accumulations, exist.