Excursion to the Lower Miocene wave-dominated delta and fluvial system in central Jylland, Denmark

June the 24th (afternoon) – 28th, 2019

The Lower Miocene succession that crops out in Jylland, shows exceptionally detailed sedimentary structures and demonstrates clearly facies changes within fluvial, shallow marine, and back barrier depositional environments. Interpretations of the sedimentary structures have been combined with detailed palynofacies studies, resulting in the recognition of major flooding surfaces as well as constraining the sedimentary interpretations. High quality seismic data illustrates the regional development of the wave-dominated delta and how to predict thick reservoir sands.
A sequence stratigraphic model has been proposed for the outcropping succession, and the major surfaces and boundaries can be recognised on seismic data and followed into the North Sea Basin.

Why attend the excursion to east Jylland?

  • Reservoir prediction in wave-dominated deltas.
  • Principles of classic sequence stratigraphy.
  • Prediction of porous reservoir rocks.
  • Detailed history of the structural evolution of the North Sea.
  • Timing of tilting of the North Sea Basin – burial history and migration of hydrocarbons.

Who is the excursion for?

The succession is of interest to exploration geologists, to those working with seismic data, log-correlation and detailed sedimentology, and to reservoir geologists.


The excursion starts at GEUS, Øster Voldgade 10, Copenhagen, Monday June 24th at 15:00 and at Billund Airport Monday June 24th 19:00.
The excursion ends at Billund Airport Friday June 28th at 16:00 and expected arrival at GEUS, Copenhagen at 19:00.


Raincoats and boots are recommended.

Most localities are easily accessible. However, whilst the organisers will take all sensible precautions, they will not be held responsible for any injury sustained by participants, howsoever caused.

If required, special arrangements for groups or companies can be made. The hotel has good meeting rooms and facilities for presentations. It is thus possible to extend the visit to Denmark with planning-meetings, courses etc.

Sign up

The fee is 7000 DKK (940 Euro) which covers travel, excursion guide and guiding at the excursion. Hotel price for 4 days is ca. 4800 DKK (465 Euro) and must be paid upon departure from the hotel. The hotel cost includes a single room, breakfast, lunch package and dinner.

A minimum of 6 participants are necessary. Maximum participants are 16 persons.

Contact Erik Skovbjerg Rasmussen to sign up before May 17 2019.

Erik Skovbjerg Rasmussen

Senior Researcher
Phone: +45 91333915