Petrography, Provenance, and Reservoir Characteristics of the Upper Cretaceous to Middle-Upper Eocene Sandstones in the Ereli-Ulukisla Basin, Turkey

Sonel N., Demirel I. H., Sari A., Buyukutku A. G.

PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.27, no.6, pp.543-556, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10916460701857672
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.543-556
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Framework petrography and provenance studies on the Upper Cretaceous to Middle-Upper Eocene sandstones of the Ereli-Ulukisla Basin in the Central Anatolian Province of Turkey indicate that the sediments are generally derived from recycled orogenic sources and fold-thrust belt fields. The total amount of clay matrix and calcite cement is about 25% of the rock composition. The average porosity values range from 1.96 (for Ciftehan formation) to 3.80 (for Hasangazi formation). Permeability values of less than 1 mD (0.11 mD for Ciftehan, 0.07 mD for Halkali, and 0.37 mD for Hasangazi samples) indicate that those sandstones display poor reservoir quality.