This virtual workshop on Cretaceous petroleum systems is based on the evolving palaeogeography of the Arabian Plate. Selected palaeogeographical maps at a 3rd order systems tract level show how the depositional systems, sequence stratigraphic architecture, source, seal and reservoirs are configured in each petroleum system. The controls on reservoir quality in each mega-sequence are also discussed.
The workshop also includes descriptions of work flows, including the use of facies analysis, core logging and petrographic techniques integrated with other sub-surface techniques are required to characterise these petroleum systems at a regional to reservoir scale. While the workshop focusses on Cretaceous carbonate systems, case histories from outside the area may be introduced to illustrate principles of sequence stratigraphy, carbonate diagenesis, pore systems and reservoir types will be introduced.