Lithology and Source Rock Generative Potential of the Eggerding Formation (Lower Oligocene, Molasse Basin)

Birgit Leitner

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The Lower Oligocene in the Molasse basin is divided from bottom to top into Schöneck, Dynow, Eggerding and Zupfing formations. The Eggerding Formation, about 40 m thick, consists in its lower part of shaly marlstone with up to 6.0% organic carbon (TOC) and white bands, which are rich in coccolithophorides. The upper part of the Eggerding Formation consists of a homogenous sequence of marly shale with about 1.65% TOC. Calcite and TOC contents in the Zupfing Formation are about 30% and
Translated title of the contributionLithologie und Muttergesteins-Potential der Eggerding-Formation (Unteroligozän, Molasse Becken)
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Montanuniversität
  • Sachsenhofer, Reinhard, Supervisor (internal)
Award date19 Dec 2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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  • Lower Oligocene Molasse Basin Eggerding Formation Source rock potential Leco Rock-Eval Log measurements Coccolithophorides

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