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Late Carboniferous to early Permian glacigenic Al Khlata Formation reservoirs account for one of the largest hydrocarbon productions in the Sultanate of Oman. Tectonic activities caused a varied subsidence, uplift, and erosion history resulting in present-day formation depths between surface exposure and approximately 4000 m (13,125 ft). Furthermore, tectonism caused fluid incursions leading to mineral reactions and porosity-modifying processes.

Since deposition, the pore water evolved from low-salinity and negative δ18OVSMOW value to a high-salinity brine with a positive δ18OVSMOW value. This change is related to Ara salt halokinesis beginning at approximately 200 Ma....

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