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Continental Scientific Drilling Project of the Cretaceous Songliao Basin (SK-1) in China - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128129289, 9780128129296

Continental Scientific Drilling Project of the Cretaceous Songliao Basin (SK-1) in China

1st Edition

Author: Chengshan Wang
Paperback ISBN: 9780128129289
eBook ISBN: 9780128129296
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 16th November 2018
Page Count: 722
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Continental Scientific Drilling Project of the Cretaceous Songliao Basin (SK-1) in China is the first reference to provide the results of the first part of scientific drilling project at the Songliao Basin in the Daqing oil field, the largest known oil field in China. The project has two major objectives: one is to correlate the oceanic and continental records and determine the principal drivers of climate change in order to assist in future climate change predictions and its influence on the earth's environment. The second is to further test the theory of terrestrial genesis of hydrocarbons, and to explore the formation of intra-continental sedimentary basins, as many are major hydrocarbon provinces. In addition, this project provides the scientific basis for exploration of the Daqing Oilfields, which have a yearly production of forty million tons of oil.

The world is entering a new exciting era to explore in which scientific drilling will provide a quantum leap in our understanding of its deep earth and history. Continental Scientific Drilling Project of the Cretaceous Songliao Basin (SK-1) in China will play an important role in promoting scientific drilling and earth system science research.

Key Features

  • Summarizes the geological background, seismic profile, and tectonic evolution of the Songliao Basin
  • Provides detailed information on drilling technology of SK-1, which successfully obtained ~2500m core with a recovery rate of ~95%
  • Includes detailed core information: stratigraphic charts, core photographs, and core photograph identification tables


Geologists, paleoclimatologists, climate scientists, sedimentologists, petroleum geologists, geochemists, and drilling engineers

Table of Contents

Section 1: Geological background of the Songliao Basin
1.1 Geologic and tectonic development of the Songliao Basin
1.2 Tectono-stratigraphic framework of the Songliao Basin
1.3 Palaeoenviromental and palaeoclimatic studies of the Songliao Basin
1.4 Scientific objectives of the Continental Scientific Drilling Project of the Cretaceous Songliao Basin
Section 2: Selection of Drilling Site
2.1. Process of Site Selection
2.2. Site Location
2.3 Simulated lithological column for Well SK-1
Section 3. Implementation of SKI Drilling and Preservation of Cores
3.1. Drilling Design
3.2. Ultra-long Core High-Recovery Integrated Coring Technique
3.3. Construction Organization and Management of SKI
3.4. Implementation and Technique of Well Logging
3.5. Comparison and Evaluation of the Designed and Implemented One Well-Two Holes Quantities
3.6 Core Handling and Storage
Section 4: Preliminary Scientific Results of SKI
4.1 Lithostratigraphy
4.2 Paleomagnetism
4.3 Logging Results
4.4 Inorganic Geochemistry and Mineralogy
4.5 Chronostratigraphy
4.6 Geomicrobiology
4.7 Organic Geochemistry
4.8 Stable Isotopes
4.9 Cyclostratigraphy
4.10 Biostratigraphy
Section 5: SK-I Core Description and Core Photographs
5.1 Stratigraphic Chart
5.2 Core Photographs
5.3 Core Photograph Identification Tables


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About the Author

Chengshan Wang

Chengshan Wang

Prof. Wang received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Geology from Chengdu University of Technology. He is currently a professor of geology at the China University of Geosciences in Beijing. He previously taught geology at Chengdu University of Technology and the Southwest University of Science and Technology, both in China. He was a visiting scholar at the United States Geological Survey and has had fellowships with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Geological Society of America. He has authored papers in many top peer-reviewed earth science journals, including Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology; Earth-Science Reviews; Cretaceous Research; and Gondwana Research.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Center for Tibetan Plateau Geology, China University of Geosciences

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