Mesozoic and Cenozoic Carbonate Systems of the Mediterranean and the Middle East: Stratigraphic and Diagenetic Reference Models
This volume contains a collection of stratigraphic and diagenetic case studies of Mesozoic and Cenozoic carbonate sequences from the Tethyan realm. High levels of industry and academic interest in the region have generated numerous multi-disciplinary studies of these sequences, a selection of which are presented in this volume. The studies presented are based on both comprehensive subsurface datasets from important hydrocarbon-bearing strata of the Middle East and the excellent surface exposures in the region of interest.
The studies presented in this volume may serve as suitable starting points in the development of age and architecture specific carbonate reference models. Such models can form the basis of internally consistent models for carbonate deposition, sequence development and reservoir performance. Ideally such models, suitably scaled, will be equally applicable to academic studies, the exploration and development phases of the field life cycle and in the prediction of future reservoir performance.
Stratigraphic architecture and fracture-controlled dolomitization of the Cretaceous Khami and Bangestan groups: an outcrop case study, Zagros Mountains, Iran
Published:January 01, 2010
I. Sharp, P. Gillespie, D. Morsalnezhad, C. Taberner, R. Karpuz, J. Vergés, A. Horbury, N. Pickard, J. Garland, D. Hunt, 2010. "Stratigraphic architecture and fracture-controlled dolomitization of the Cretaceous Khami and Bangestan groups: an outcrop case study, Zagros Mountains, Iran", Mesozoic and Cenozoic Carbonate Systems of the Mediterranean and the Middle East: Stratigraphic and Diagenetic Reference Models, F. S. P. van Buchem, K. D. Gerdes, M. Esteban
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The Barremian–Aptian upper Khami Group and Albian–Campanian Bangestan Group have been studied at outcrop in Lurestan, SW Iran. The upper Khami Group comprises a thin deltaic wedge (Gadvan Fm) transgressively overlain by shelfal carbonates (Dariyan Fm). The Dariyan Fm can be divided into lower and upper units separated by a major intra-Aptian fracture-controlled karst. The top of the Daryian Fm is capped by the Arabian plate-wide Aptian–Albian unconformity. The overlying Bangestan Group includes the Kazhdumi, Sarvak, Surgah and Ilam formations. The Kazhdumi Fm represents a mixed carbonate-clastic intrashelf basin succession, and passes laterally (towards the NE) into a low-angle...