Articles | Volume 3, issue 1
01 Mar 1984
 | 01 Mar 1984

A note on the Early Cretaceous biostratigraphy (foraminifera) of borehole 49/24-1 (Shell/Esso) in the southern North Sea

S. Crittenden

Abstract. Borehole 49/24-1 (Shell/Esso), which is the reference borehole for the Lower Cretaceous Cromer Knoll Group in the southern North Sea, is subdivided lithostratigraphically and biostratigraphically. The resulting stratigraphy is briefly compared to onshore U.K. outcrop and borehole sections of comparable age and lithofacies. The regional stratigraphical implications for the correlation of offshore and onshore sections of Lower Cretaceous (Albian) strata are briefly discussed.