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Rediscovering the Arab-D Reservoir: The Search for Stratigraphic Traps

R.F. Lindsay1

1Saudi Aramco


Arab-D deposition was upon a broad, arid, storm-dominated carbonate ramp that prograded into the Arabian intra-shelf basin. The Arabian intra-shelf basin contained three sub-basins: 1) North Ghawar sub-basin; 2) Rub Al’ Khali sub-basin; and 3) Jafurah depression. Rimthan Arch separated the Arabian and Gotnia intra-shelf basins. Qatar Arch separated the Arabian and UAE intra-shelf basins. Access ways connected these intra-shelf basins and provided normal marine circulation.


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