High resolution sequence stratigraphy of the Natih Formation (Cenomanian/Turonian) in northern Oman: distribution of source rocks and reservoir facies

F. S.P. Van Buchem, P. Razin, P. W. Homewood, J. M. Philip, G. P. Eberli, J. P. Platel, J. Roger, R. Eschard, G. M.J. Desaubliaux, T. Boisseau, J. P. Leduc, R. Labourdette, S. Cantaloube

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Abstract

The Cenomanian of the Arabian Peninsula comprises a carbonate platform setting with rudists, characterized by gradual lateral facies changes including the interfingering of carbonate reservoirs and source rocks. In order to be more predictive with regard to the distribution and the geometrical aspects of the reservoirs and source rocks, a high resolution sequence stratigraphic study has been carried out in the Adam Foothills of Northern Oman. Based on detailed field sections a correlation scheme covering a transect of 100 kilometers has been established. Three orders of stacked depositional sequences have been found based on the re-occurrence of facies. The distinct hierarchical organization of the depositional sequences in the Cenomanian, and the relative stability at that time of the Arabian Peninsula, implies a strong correlation potential and thus a broad regional similarity of the architecture of the petroleum systems at that time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-91
Number of pages27
JournalGeoArabia
Volume1
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oceanography
  • Geology

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    Van Buchem, F. S. P., Razin, P., Homewood, P. W., Philip, J. M., Eberli, G. P., Platel, J. P., Roger, J., Eschard, R., Desaubliaux, G. M. J., Boisseau, T., Leduc, J. P., Labourdette, R., & Cantaloube, S. (1996). High resolution sequence stratigraphy of the Natih Formation (Cenomanian/Turonian) in northern Oman: distribution of source rocks and reservoir facies. GeoArabia, 1(1), 65-91.