Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Architecture of the Burgan and Mauddud Formations (Lower Cretaceous), Kuwait
Published:January 01, 2006
Christian J. Strohmenger, John C. Mitchell, Howard R. Feldman, Patrick J. Lehmann, Robert W. Broomhall, Penny E. Patterson, Ghaida Al-Sahlan, Timothy M. Demko, Robert W. Wellner, G. Glen McCrimmon, Neama Al-Ajmi, 2006. "Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Architecture of the Burgan and Mauddud Formations (Lower Cretaceous), Kuwait", Giant Hydrocarbon Reservoirs of the World: From Rocks to Reservoir Characterization and Modeling, P. M. (Mitch) Harris, L. J. (Jim) Weber
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A new sequence-stratigraphic framework is proposed for the Burgan and Mauddud formations (Albian) of Kuwait. This framework is based on the integration of core, well-log, and biostratigraphic data, as well as seismic interpretation from giant oil fields of Kuwait.
The Lower Cretaceous Burgan and Mauddud formations form two third-order composite sequences, the older of which constitutes the lowstand, trans-gressive, and highstand sequence sets of the Burgan Formation. This composite sequence is subdivided into 14 high-frequency, depositional sequences that are characterized by tidal-influenced, marginal-marine deposits in northeast Kuwait that grade into fluvial-dominated, continental deposits to the southwest.
The younger composite...
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