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Carbonate Platform Models of Arabian Cretaceous Reservoirs

A. S. Alsharhan
A. S. Alsharhan
Desert and Marine Environment Research Center U.A.E. University Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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A. E. M. Nairn
A. E. M. Nairn
Earth Sciences and Resources Institute University of South Carolina Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A.
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January 01, 1993


Name: Arabian carbonate shelf

Authors A. S. Alsharhan and A. E. M. Nairn

Location: From 22° to 28° north latitude and 51 ° to 57° west longitude

Geologic time interval: Early-Late Cretaceous, Barremian–Maastrichtian

Tectonic-sedimentary setting: Passive margin changing to back arc basin

Basin type: Epeiric shelf changing to foreland basin

Paleoclimate: Generally tropical

Platform type: Rimmed shelf changing to distally steepened ramp

Platform geometry: At least 1700 m thick; more than 750 km wide and more than 1500 km long

Facies and fossils: Fine- to coarse-grained carbonates, thin intervals of shale and sandstone; pelagic and benthic foraminifera, algae, molluscs, sponges, and corals

Systems tracts: Transgressive and progradational highstand

Stacking patterns: Buildups

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AAPG Memoir

Cretaceous Carbonate Platforms

J. A. Toni Simo
J. A. Toni Simo
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Robert W. Scott
Robert W. Scott
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Jean-Pierre Masse
Jean-Pierre Masse
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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January 01, 1993




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