Middle East Models of Jurassic/Cretaceous Carbonate Systems
This volume will interest tectonic modelers, stratigraphers, sedimentologists, and explorationists. It is the product of the international conference of “Jurassic/Cretaceous Carbonate Platform-Basin Systems, Middle East Models” that was convened in December 1997 jointly by SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) and the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. The twenty-three papers present new data and interpretations arranged in three sections: 1) sequence stratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, and tectonic influences, 2) depositional and diagenetic models of carbonate platforms, and 3) hydrocarbon habitat and exploration/development case studies. New tectonic models of the Arabian Basin, new stratigraphic and sequence stratigraphic reference sections, new geochemical and source rock data, and new reservoir data are presented. New geologic models make this set of papers relevant to geoscientists working outside of Arabia also.
Origin and Correlation of Disconformity Surfaces and Marker Beds, Nahr Umr Formation, Northern Oman
Published:January 01, 2000
Adrian Immenhauser, Wolfgang Schlager, Stephen J. Burns, Robert W. Scott, Tini Geel, Jens Lehmann, Sjerry Van Der Gaast, Liselotte J. A. Bolder-Schrijver, 2000. "Origin and Correlation of Disconformity Surfaces and Marker Beds, Nahr Umr Formation, Northern Oman", Middle East Models of Jurassic/Cretaceous Carbonate Systems, Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan, Robert W. Scott
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During Aptian to Albian times a major influx of terrigenous material from the emerged Arabian Shield led to the deposition of the Nahr Umr Formation within the intracratonic Bab Basin. This argillaceous facies interfingers in northern Oman with sediments shed from reefal complexes. We studied a 100 km transect across the zone of facies intercalation extending from the margin of the Neo-Tethys (northern Jabal Akhdar) into the fringes of the Bab Basin in northern Oman (Foothills). The age of formation boundaries and key beds and surfaces in a reference section (Wadi Bani Kharus; I) was dated by use of...