Skip to Main Content
Book Chapter

Stratigraphy of the Kuwait-Basra Area1

By
R. M. S. Owen
R. M. S. Owen
Ahmadi, Kuwait and Basra, Iraq
Search for other works by this author on:
Sami N. Nasr
Sami N. Nasr
Ahmadi, Kuwait and Basra, Iraq
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
January 01, 1958

Abstract

The paper discusses the stratigraphy and correlation of the various oil-field sections drilled to date in the Kuwait-Basra area. Sediments penetrated aggregate some 20,000 feet in thickness, and range in age from Pleistocene to probable Triassic. The Pleistocene to Lower Cretaceous succession is described in detail and is subdivided into formational rock units, all of which are defined, and some of which are here published for the first time. Furthermore, a brief generalized lithologic description is given of pre-Lower-Cretaceous strata penetrated in the Burgan deep test.

Sedimentation appears to have been essentially continuous from the Triassic onward, except for some sharp local breaks related to structure which occurred toward the end of the Middle Cretaceous, and except for a widespread unconformity of post-middle-Eocene age, and finally, of course, except for the minor post-Miocene movements responsible for the present day land surface.

Brief notes on the history of exploration and the discovery of oil in this area are also presented.

You do not currently have access to this article.

Figures & Tables

Contents

AAPG Special Publication

Habitat of Oil

Lewis G. Weeks
Lewis G. Weeks
Search for other works by this author on:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ISBN electronic:
9781629812434
Publication date:
January 01, 1958

GeoRef

References

Related

Citing Books via

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal