29 Jan – 2 Feb 2023: Sedimentology, Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Quality of Cretaceous Petroleum Systems of the Arabian Plate

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E: pete@cambridgecarbonates.co.uk
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Course Program 

Day 1: Overview of the Cretaceous of the Arabian Plate and discussion of AP8 I mega-sequence.

  • Session 1: Cretaceous sequence stratigraphy, and mega-tectonic and sedimentary setting. Large-scale stratigraphic controls on source, reservoir seal configuration. Thamama, Wasia, Aruma mega-sequences. Introduction to late Jurassic to Hauterivian mega-sequence, AP8 I: framework for Cretaceous sedimentation.
  • Session 2 Introduction to AP8 I mega-sequence, stratigraphic architecture and sub-division. Minagish and Habshan carbonate systems, reservoir quality and controls.

Day 2: Early Cretaceous mega-sequences AP8 I and AP8 II; carbonate and mixed carbonate-clastic systems.

  • Session 1: Sequence stratigraphy and facies types in mixed clastic-carbonate systems; Ratawi Formation Kuwait. AP8 II mega-sequence; Shuaiba carbonate system distribution and controls on reservoir quality.
  • Session 2: Sedimentology, stratigraphy and source potential of intrashelf basins; Bab Basin. Introduction to AP8 III mega-sequence, stratigraphic architecture and sub-division. Lehkwair and Kharaib carbonate depositional system.

Day 3: Middle Cretaceous mega-sequences AP8 III and IV.

  • Session 1 – Maududd case history from Burgan. Workflow: Core logging and microfacies analysis. Introduction to AP8 IV mega-sequence, stratigraphic architecture and sub-division. Natih carbonate system in SE Gulf.
  • Session 2 – Mishrif, carbonate systems and associated intrashelf basins.

Day 4: Late Cretaceous mega-sequences AP9 V and VI.

  • Session 1: Introduction to AP9 V mega-sequence, stratigraphic architecture and sub-division. Khasib, Ilam carbonate systems. Evolution of Oman margin.
  • Session 2: Introduction to AP9 VI mega-sequence, stratigraphic architecture and sub-division. Workflow: production of palaeogeographical maps.

Day 5: Late Cretaceous mega-sequences AP9 VI and course wrap-up.

  • Session 1: Hartha, Massive and Shiranish; karst and low stand carbonate reservoirs. Workflow: dual porosity systems in carbonate reservoirs.
    Session 2: Course summary.

Who Should Attend

The workshop is aimed at geoscientists involved in evaluation of acreage for licencing rounds, those concerned with the characterisation and development of carbonate reservoirs and involved in the evaluation of CCS targets.


Cambridge Carbonates has 75+ man years of experience of exploration, reservoir characterisation, stratigraphic and palaeogeographical work based on sub-surface, outcrop and published data from throughout the Arabian Plate as well extensive experience on carbonate evaluation and reservoir characterisation projects in carbonate systems globally. In addition, Cambridge Carbonates staff are co-authors of two industry standard references that defined the Phanærozoic sequence stratigraphic framework of the Arabian Plate (Sharland et al. 2001) and described the Petroleum Geology of Iraq (Aqrawi et al. 2010).

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