Litofacje formacji perspektywicznych dla gazu i ropy w łupkach w utworach ordowiku i syluru na obszarze bałtyckim i podlasko-lubelskim

Anna Feldman-Olszewska, Joanna Roszkowska-Remin


Lithofacies of the Ordovician and Silurian formations prospective for shale gas/oil in the Baltic and Podlasie-Lublin areas.
A b s t r a c t. The paper presents a sedimentological analysis of Ordovician (Sandbian–Hirnantian = Caradoc–Ashgill) and Silurian (Landovery–Wenlock, lower Ludlow) claystones and mudstones from the north-eastern (Baltic Basin) and south-eastern (Podlasie-Lublin Basin) parts of the East European Craton. In both basins, formations prospective for shale gas/oil were analyzed: the Sasino Fm., Pasłęk Fm. (including the Jantar Mb.), Pelplin Fm., Udal Fm., Wrotnów Fm. and Terespol Fm. Based on lithological and sedimentological criteria, 34 lithofacies and 11 lithofacies associations have been distinguished. The most promising lithofacies are represented by the L-1, L-3 and L-4 associations which are characterized by dark grey colour, a very low degree or lack of bioturbation, rare sedimentary structures, and common content of small pyrite concretions. They dominate in the Sasino Fm., Pasłęk Fm. (in the Jantar Mb. only) and Pelplin Fm., but are much less common in the Udal Fm., Terespol Fm. and Pas³êk Fm. (excluding the Jantar Mb.).

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