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, vol.97, no.3, pp.465-485, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 97 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1306/09041212005
  • Journal Name: AAPG BULLETIN
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.465-485

Abstract

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.