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Cenozoic Tectonic Characteristics and Evolution of the Southwest Bohai Sea, China

Ranran Hao1,2, Yongshi Wang2, and Zhiping Wu1
Ranran Hao et al.
  • 1Department of Geology, School of Geosciences, China University of Petroleum (East China),Qingdao, China (
  • 2Shengli Oilfield Branch Company, SINOPEC, Dongying 257015, China(

Based on the detailed description of the fault system and the regional dynamic background of the study area, the Cenozoic structural development and evolution characteristics of the southwest Bohai sea and the migration law of the sedimentary-subsidence center were studied by using 3D seismic data and drilling data.The results show that the NW, NNE, NE and EW trending faults were mainly developed in the study area. The NW-trending faults were Cenozoic revived faults, which control the development of the NW-trending structural belt. The NNE-trending faults control the formation of the uplift, including Kendong fault, Gudong fault and Changdi fault, which all belong to co-direction shear faults of the Tan-lu fault zone, and have obvious strike-slip characteristics. The NE-trending faults and EW-trending faults were extensional faults, which further complicate the tectonic pattern. Under the control of the NNE-trending faults and near EW-trending faults, the sedimentary thickness of the Paleogene strata in the study area changed from thick in the south and thin in the north in the early stage to thin in the south and thick in the north in the late stage. In the sedimentary period of Es3, the uplift was highly segmented. The mountains were high and the surrounded lakes was deep, and the water bodies were connected between the depressions. During the sedimentary period from Es2 to Es1, the regional structure subsided and the lake area expanded. In the sedimentary period of Ed, it was high in the south and low in the north, and basically distributed regionally. After the Neogene, it finally became a unified whole to accept deposition. Generally, the overall evolution can be divided into four stages: ① Confined fault-depression stage of Ek to Es4;② Strong fault-depression stage of  Es3 to Es2;③Weak fault depression stage of Es1 to Ed;④ Weak extended depression stage of the Ng-Nm.

How to cite: Hao, R., Wang, Y., and Wu, Z.: Cenozoic Tectonic Characteristics and Evolution of the Southwest Bohai Sea, China, EGU General Assembly 2023, Vienna, Austria, 24–28 Apr 2023, EGU23-11,, 2023.