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Application of Landsat imagery to problems of petroleum exploration in Qaidam Basin, China.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin

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Abstract

Tertiary and Quaternary nonmarine, petroleum-bearing sedimentary rocks have been extensively deformed by compressive forces. These forces created many folds which are current targets of Chinese exploration programs. Image-derived interpretations of folds, strike-slip faults, thrust faults, normal or reverse faults, and fractures compared very favorably, in terms of locations and numbers mapped, with Chinese data compiled from years of extensive field mapping. Many potential hydrocarbon trapping structures were precisely located. Orientations of major structural trends defined from Landsat imagery correlate well with those predicted for the area based on global tectonic theory. These correlations suggest that similar orientations exist in the eastern half of the basin where folded rocks are mostly obscured by unconsolidated surface sediments and where limited exploration has occurred.--Modified journal abstract.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Application of Landsat imagery to problems of petroleum exploration in Qaidam Basin, China.
Series title:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
Volume
66
Issue:
9
Year Published:
1982
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
First page:
1348
Last page:
1354
Country:
China
Other Geospatial:
Qaidam Basin
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