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Compared to marine carbonate around the world, lacustrine carbonate is relatively scarce. Much less attention has been paid to it. Lacustrine carbonate, a product of mixed deposition of continental clastics and carbonate under special conditions, can be both important source rocks, and oil and gas reservoir rocks. Qaidam Basin is a large salt lake basin on the Tibetan Plateau where oil and gas flow has recently been discovered in lacustrine algal limestone. Study of the algal limestone is a potentially valuable target of exploration, and is of great significance to the exploration and development of mixed carbonate formations.
Earth movements, Limestone, Natural gas
Zhao, Fan, "Lacustrine algal limestone reservoir in western Qaidam Basin, China" (2015). KIP Articles. 3022.