Zechstein


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Zech´stein`


n.1.(Geol.) The upper division of the Permian (Dyas) of Europe. The prevailing rock is a magnesian limestone.
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Nezo is sourced in Denmark and the Netherlands from underground deposits formed million years ago by the evaporation of Zechstein sea.
NEZO is sourced in Netherlands and Denmark from underground deposits created million years ago by the evaporation of Zechstein sea.
The Resolution discovery structural closure is mapped by Egdon as extending southwards from P1929 into P2304 and the licence also contains a second gas discovery confirmed by wells, 41/24A-1 (1969, Total), 41/24A-2 (1981, Total), and 41/24-3 (1993, Conoco) which tested at rates of up to 34m cubic feet of gas per day and 1280 barrels per day of condensate from the Plattendolomit, a Zechstein carbonate unit slightly younger than the Hauptdolomit reservoir tested in the Resolution discovery well.
Magnesian limestone landscapes, which support a special community of plants and animals, were formed when water flooded desert plains, resulting in the Zechstein Sea, which stretched from the North East to Poland.
The listostratigraphic profile of the area is represented by the Precambrian crystalline basement, and deposits of the Eocambrian, Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Zechstein (Permian), Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous and Cenozoic periods.
The deposit is contained within the Permian Zechstein evaporites, which have been mined extensively for potash and halite in both the United Kingdom and northwestern Europe.
Massive exhausting (subrosion of anhydrite) during the Tertiary Period caused the formation of mighty basins within the marine Zechstein and Sandttond from the early Triassic epoch.
The stingray-like fish, called Janassa Bituminosa, would have lived on the bottom of the Zechstein Sea - as the North Sea was known during the Permian era.
This absorbable magnesium oil contains only raw, ultra-pure magnesium chloride and other trace minerals drawn from the Ancient Zechstein Seabed in Northern Europe.
NASDAQ:FXEN) today reported that a liner has been set through the Zechstein section of the Kutno-2 well and cemented to a depth of 6,209.
Since they first appeared in the Permian (definitively in the lower Zechstein, 255 mya) cidaroids have undergone few morphological changes and are often regarded as "living fossils" (Kier, 1977; Smith and Holling-worth, 1990; Smith, 2005; Smith et al.
The wireline logs and drilling data has confirmed that there is gas in the Permian Zechstein carbonates, which had been identified as a secondary target in the well.