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Estimating Favourable Conditions for Hydrodynamic Trapping in the Gharif Formation of the Sultanate of Oman using Hubbert Potential

W. MorganJones1

1Petroleum Development Oman


The Gharif Formation comprises a sequence of Permian clastic marine and fluvial sediments with an extensive subcrop across most of the interior of the Sultanate of Oman with top depths of up to 5200m and thickness up to 260m. There are a large number of oil reservoirs located in the Gharif within PDO concession area, but most of the formation is water-saturated.


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