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Reconstruction of Late Jurassic Oolite Shoals in an Onshore UAE Gas Fieldstrong

D. Lawrence1, F. Al Darmaki1, Y. Bouzida2, and D. Green3

1Al Hosn Gas
2Baker Hughes
3Badley Ashton & Associates


The Late Jurassic Arab Formation is being developed in a major gas accumulation located onshore southern UAE. The lower Arab Formation consists of wackestones to mudstones of mid ramp to basinal setting (Arab D Member) overlain by foreshoal and oolitic grainstone shoal deposit of the Arab C Member. The succeeding Upper Arab (A & B Members) comprises alternations of dolomitic limestone and anhydrite of restricted lagoon to backshoal and sabkha / salina origin.


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