Oligocene


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Ol·i·go·cene

 (ŏl′ĭ-gō-sēn′, ō′lĭ-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being the epoch of geologic time from about 34 to 23 million years ago, the third epoch of the Tertiary Period. It is characterized by further development of modern mammals, including the rise of the true carnivores and their gradual replacement of the creodonts. See Table at geologic time.
n.
The Oligocene Epoch.

Oligocene

(ˈɒlɪɡəʊˌsiːn; ɒˈlɪɡ-)
adj
(Geological Science) of, denoting, or formed in the third epoch of the Tertiary period, which lasted for 10 000 000 years
n
(Geological Science) the Oligocene the Oligocene epoch or rock series
[C19: oligo- + -cene]

Ol•i•go•cene

(ˈɒl ɪ goʊˌsin)
adj.
1. noting or pertaining to an epoch of the Tertiary Period, occurring from 40 million to 25 million years ago.
n.
2. the Oligocene Epoch or Series.

Ol·i·go·cene

(ŏl′ĭ-gō-sēn′)
The third epoch of the Tertiary Period, from about 37 to 24 million years ago, characterized by the continued development of modern mammalian groups and the rise of the first cats, dogs, and related mammals. See Chart at geologic time.
Pleistocene, Pliocene, Miocene, Oligocene - Pleistocene means "most recent," Pliocene means "more recent," Miocene means "moderately recent," and Oligocence means "but a little recent."
See also related terms for recent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Oligocene - from 40 million to 25 million years agoOligocene - from 40 million to 25 million years ago; appearance of sabertoothed cats
Tertiary, Tertiary period - from 63 million to 2 million years ago
Translations

Oligocene

[ˈɒlɪgəʊsiːn]
A. ADJoligocénico
B. N the Oligoceneel Oligoceno
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That you and I exist today must be due to the preparedness of some shaggy anthropoid of the Oligocene.
The G4/50-11 well reached a total depth of 2,830 metres (True Vertical Depth Sub-Sea) and encountered oil in both the primary Oligocene and secondary Miocene reservoir targets.
The ST 259 #1, at a planned total measured depth of 14,800 feet, is designated to test the presence of hydrocarbon accumulations in 6 Oligocene reservoirs.
Dr Patrick Allman-Ward, CEO of Dana Gas, said they were excited to be partnering with BP in drilling the Oligocene play onshore in the Nile delta.
Patrick Allman-Ward, CEO Dana Gas, commented: "We are very excited to be partnering with BP in drilling the Oligocene play onshore the Nile delta.
Together with BP, the Company will look to explore the multi-TCF gas potential of the Oligocene reservoirs that have proven successful to date in the offshore and which extend into Dana Gas Egypt's existing Development Licenses.
The early stages of the Oligocene marked a turning point in the tectonic development of the Caucasus.
In the Oligocene, euphotic conditions prevailed and carbonate production related to these foraminifers (especially Nummulites) declined [49].
Among the topics are the character and significance of flood deposits in continental and marine environments, a case study of genetic indices in hyperpycnal systems in the Late Oligocene to Early Miocene merecure formation in Venezuela's Maturin Sub-basin, fluvial-derived turbidites in the Los Molles formation, ichnologic signatures of hyperpycnal flow deposits in Cretaceous river-dominated deltas in the Austral Basin of southern Argentina, and evidence of shelfal hyperpycnal deposition of Pliocene sandstones in the Oilbird Field on the southeast coast of Trinidad.
The wire longs, fluid samples and pressure data confirmed the presence of gas and condensate in 38m net of Oligocene sands in Salamat" BP said in a statement.
reservoir related to the Golovetska formation in the Oligocene.
Thus the Oligocene is named for the few (oligo-) fossils found above the Eocene/ Oligocene boundary.