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Sedimentological and Sequence Stratigraphic Study of the Hanifa Reservoir in a Giant Field in Central Arabia, Saudi Arabia

M.I. Fallatah1 and M.H. Alnazghah1

1Saudi Aramco


The Hanifa reservoir, forms the upper part of the Ulayyah Member, was deposited during the Late Jurassic over a period of 5.5 Ma. It is one of three oil-bearing carbonate reservoirs in the study area. To optimally develop the reservoir, a better understanding of the reservoir’s stratigraphy and depositional settings is required. The aim of this study is to generate a high-resolution sequence stratigraphic framework for the Hanifa reservoir using the principles of modern sequence stratigraphy. To achieve that, a total of eleven cored wells were described and used to construct north-south transect along the Field. Wireline logs, including gamma ray, neutron and density, were used to correlate between wells.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain