Middle East Play Fairway Mapping: Incorporating Geochemical Datasets alongside Geological Workflows in 3D
F.L. Bebb1, L.A. Bater1, L. Harvey1, R. Martin1, R. Davies1, and E. Robinson 1
Using a global sequence stratigraphic model and a series of plate scale depth maps of the Middle East, it is possible to build a 3D regional model for rapid and evergreen exploration analysis. A series of Common Risk Segment (CRS) maps have been created for the Middle East region. These CRS maps are tied to their main contributing source rock intervals, including the: Qusaiba, Akkas, Dadas, Shuqra, Madbi, Naokelekan, Najmah and Hanifa formations. Each one of these organic-rich intervals has a distinct cyclicity and corresponding sequence stratigraphic position. These intervals are significant in terms of their source potential, as analysed using published organic geochemistry datasets.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain