This palaeogeographic atlas builds on Blackbourn Geoconsulting's existing Caspian Palaeogeographic Atlas and earlier study of the Great Caucasus by providing a more detailed analysis of the Mesozoic in the eastern part of the Great Caucasus. This set of palaeogeographic maps illustrates the geological development of the area during the Mesozoic.
The study focuses on periods of particular significance to the petroleum geologist i.e. when important reservoir or source-rock horizons were being deposited. Significant oil and gas finds in Mesozoic reservoirs below the Central Caspian and southern part of the North Caspian have re-focused activity in this area.
Over the past decade Blackbourn Geoconsulting has undertaken fieldwork in the Central North Caucasus and in the Azerbaijan sector. By combining the results of this fieldwork with unpublished data and published literature, it has been possible to compile a series of detailed palaeogeographic maps of the area.
A detailed descriptive and explanatory text volume, illustrated with sedimentological and stratigraphic logs, photographs and cross sections accompanies the atlas.
For further details, please contact Dr Graham Blackbourn.
Middle Jurassic I (Early Aalenian)
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