Carbonate platform high-frequency cycles, Natih Sequence I (E Member), Sultanate of Oman: Constrasting transgressive & regressive constrained reservoir scale heterogeneities

P. W. Homewood*, M. Mettraux, C. Grelaud, P. Razin, V. Vahrenkamp

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Thick, apparently layer-cake, proximal carbonate platform deposits of the Natih Formation (Late Albian - Early Turonian) show stratigraphic heterogeneity that differs between transgressive and regressive stacking patterns of high frequency cycles. In Natih Sequence I (E member), stylolite-seamed mudstones to wackestones of deepening half-cycles form permeability barriers in landward stepping configurations, as do the dolomitised, early-cemented bed tops of progradational half cycles in seaward stepping mode. These laterally extensive permeability barriers, spaced at 1m to 10m intervals, should be taken into account when putting together models for fluid flow in similar thick "homogenous" reservoirs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2nd Arabian Plate Geology Workshop 2010
Subtitle of host publicationAlbian/Cenomanian/Turonian Carbonate-Siliciclastic Systems of the Arabian Plate
PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Arabian Plate Geology Workshop 2010: Albian/Cenomanian/Turonian Carbonate-Siliciclastic Systems of the Arabian Plate - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Jan 24 2010Jan 27 2010

Other

Other2nd Arabian Plate Geology Workshop 2010: Albian/Cenomanian/Turonian Carbonate-Siliciclastic Systems of the Arabian Plate
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period01/24/1001/27/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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