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The Lower Permian Fluvial Facies, Stacking Patterns and Stratigraphic Architecture: the Record of a Long-term Punctuated Uplift, Eastern Saudi Arabia

O.M. Soliman1, M.A. Katheri1, and S.H. Shammari1

1Saudi Aramco


The lower Permian succession includes fluvial deposits that erosively overlie eolian dune sandstones and pass upwards into marginal marine facies. These fluvial deposits straddle the Pre-Khuff unconformity and occur in two rock units, informally known as the Unayzah A/Tinat Member and the Basal Khuff Clastics. This study utilizes subsurface cores to investigate the stratigraphic development and significance of such deposits.


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