The Lower Cretaceous Shuaiba Formation on the Western Part of the Qatar Arch (Offshore Qatar)
K.C. Fischer1, C. Lange1, C. Hanitzsch1, and M.E. Zahran2
The Lower Cretaceous Shuaiba Formation on the Western Part of the Qatar Arch (Offshore Qatar) is described using modern 3D seismic and well data. Rudist build-ups within the Aptian Shuaiba Formation are a prolific reservoir in the southern Arabian Gulf area. These rudist build-ups were formed along the rim of an intra-shelf basin during relative sea level highstand conditions. The southern limit of this basin is well defined and comprises several major hydrocarbon accumulations. The north-western limit of the intra-shelf basin over the Qatar Arch is less well known. A recently acquired 3D seismic survey in offshore Qatar provided data in the NW of Qatar, in continuation of the previously presented build-up trend by Abdulla, I. A. et. al., 2004.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain