Upper Jurassic Carbonate Depositional System of the Carpathian Foreland – Surface and Subsurface Insight
Monday, 27 May 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Krakow, Poland
This one-day pre-conference field trip will be focused on the Upper Jurassic deposits from the southern part of the Mesozoic epicontinental basin of the Carpathian foreland. They have been recognized and described many decades ago within the so-called Polish Jura Chain that stretches from Kraków in the SE towards Częstochowa and Wieluń in the NW. Since 1970’ numerous wells and then seismic data documented these deposits in the subsurface, beneath Miocene and / or Cretaceous sedimentary cover. Oxfordian carbonate buildups form good-quality reservoir rocks and host numerous HC accumulations. In the field, due to their resistance to erosion, such buildups often form tall hills, and on top of many of them medieval defense towers or castles have been built. During the field trip key outcrops such as Wawel hill in Kraków with its splendid royal castle or Ogrodzeniec hill with ruined medieval castle will be visited. Beautiful geological and historical scenery will provide an excellent background for presentation of seismic and well data that document these very interesting and important geological features. Subsurface examples will be based also on data from W Ukraine.
Field Trip Leaders
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Holiday Inn, Krakow City Center
Wielopole 4, 31-072
+48 12 619 00 00