Stable carbon and oxygen isotope data of Late Ediacaran stromatolites from a hypersaline environment in the Tarim Basin (NW China) and their reservoir potential

  title={Stable carbon and oxygen isotope data of Late Ediacaran stromatolites from a hypersaline environment in the Tarim Basin (NW China) and their reservoir potential},
  author={Dongya Zhu and Quanyou Liu and Jingbin Wang and Qian Ding and Zhiliang He},
The occurrence of Precambrian stromatolites is closely related to the ancient seawater composition and the evolution of life. It is also a potential oil and gas reservoir. In what kind of environment the stromatolites of the upper Ediacaran Qigebulak Formation in the Tarim Basin developed, and whether they constitute potential hydrocarbon reservoirs, remained unclear. Stromatolites occur in 1–5 m thick layers, interbedded with thrombolites and dolostones. Distinct stromatolite morphologies were… Expand
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