Uralian Provenance Project 2017-2019
Late Palaeozoic to Triassic sandstones with an inferred Uralian provenance comprise an important component of not only the west Uralian foreland basins, West Siberian Basin and Yenisei-Khatanga Basin, but also the more distant Barents Shelf and Sverdrup Basin. CASP provenance research indicates that Triassic sandstones from the Korotaikha Basin (Pai-Khoi, Arctic Uralides) and the Barents Shelf, while clearly derived from the Urals, are distinctly different sand types. Currently our ability to resolve the provenance of these different sands to specific sectors of the orogen, and ultimately establish the scale of the river systems supplying the basins, is severely limited by the dearth of accessible and reliable geochronological and geochemical data, especially from the more northerly sectors of the Urals.
So that we can trace these different sand types to specific parts of the Uralian orogen, the Uralian Provenance Project will investigate the evolution of the provenance characteristics of the Polar and Subpolar Urals via a multi-proxy provenance study of Permian to Triassic sandstones within the adjacent Kos’yu-Rogov Basin. In addition, the cooling and exhumation of the Subpolar Urals will be established using thermochronological techniques.
- Biostratigraphical review of the Kos’yu-Rogov Basin.
- Provenance study of Late Palaeozoic to Mesozoic sandstones from the Polar to Subpolar Urals.
- Origin of detrital epidote within Early Triassic strata of the Korotaikha Basin.
- Provenance study of modern river sands.
- Bedrock thermochronological study of the Subpolar Urals.
- Detrital thermochronological study of Triassic sandstones.
Project length: 24 months from December 2017.
Contact(s): Mike Curtis
Reports Issued in This Project
- Multiproxy provenance study of Late Carboniferous to Permian sedimentary infill of the foreland basin to the Polar and Subpolar Urals CASP.UPP2017-19.6
- Pilot study of Early Campanian sandstone provenance, Usa River, Polar Urals, Russia CASP.UPP2017-19.5
- Petrography and conventional heavy mineral analysis of Permian strata from the southern Kos’yu-Rogov Basin and Bol’shaya Synya Depression CASP.UPP2017-19.4
- Petrography and conventional heavy minerals of Late Carboniferous to Permian strata of the northern Kos’yu-Rogov Basin and Polar Urals CASP.UPP2017-19.3
- Sedimentology of Permian strata in the Kos’yu-Rogov Basin, Polar and Subpolar Urals region, Russia CASP.UPP2017-19.2
- Permian in the Kos’yu-Rogov Basin, Timan-Northern Ural region, Russia CASP.UPP2017-19.1
- Mudrock Seals in CO2 Storage Systems Thematic Research
- Bunter Sandstone Storage Complex Thematic Research
- A palynozonation of the Bunter Sandstone CO2 storage complex: onshore analogue study (CASP.BSSC.1)
- Palynostratigraphy of the Bunter Sandstone CO2 storage complex in the Southern North Sea (CASP.BSSC.2)
- Cyclostratigraphy of the Early to Middle Triassic of the Southern North Sea (CASP.BSSC.3)
- Reservoir composition and diagenesis (CASP.BSSC.4)
- Controls on Bunter Sandstone composition (CASP.BSSC.5)
- Middle Triassic seals – onshore analogue study (CASP.BSSC.6)
- Middle Triassic seals – UK and Dutch offshore wells study (CASP.BSSC.7)
- Reactions and Flow of CO2 Fluid in Compositionally Immature Sandstones Thematic Research
- The Impact of Volcaniclastic Rocks on CO2 Storage Thematic Research
- Data Packages
- Geological Collections and Data