The Ordos Basin - Renchao Yang & A.J. (Tom) Van Loon

The Ordos Basin

By Renchao Yang & A.J. (Tom) Van Loon

  • Release Date: 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Industries & Professions


The Ordos Basin: Sedimentological Research for Hydrocarbons Exploration provides an overview of sedimentological approaches used in the lacustrine Ordos Basin (but also applicable in other marine and lacustrine basins) to make hydrocarbon exploration more efficient. Oil exploration is becoming increasingly focused on tight sandstone reservoirs and shales. The development of these reservoirs, particularly regarding the sedimentary processes and the resulting sediments, are still poorly understood. Exploration and exploitation of such reservoirs requires new insights into the lateral and vertical facies changes, and as already indicated above, the knowledge surrounding facies and how they change in deep-water environments is still relatively unclear. Covers several geological aspects so the reader may well understand the context of the various chapters Explores and explains the important relationship between sedimentology and hydrocarbon explorations Highlights the significance of sedimentological aspects (facies, porosity, etc.) for basin analysis and the development of energy resources