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Cretaceous and Tertiary reef formations and associated sediments in Middle East

F. R. S. Henson
Cretaceous and Tertiary reef formations and associated sediments in Middle East
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (1950) 34 (2): 215-238

Abstract

"The principal types are fringing- reefs, barrier-reefs, shoal-reefs, reef-knolls, and bank-reefs, the last term being used to indicate reef-complexes formed over submerged highs, generally of tectonic origin. . . .The zone of interdigitation between a reef-complex and the basinward sediments is considered to be particularly favorable for the generation, migration, and accumulation of oil, subject to certain conditioning factors such as the relative development of primary and secondary porosity; or of primary or secondary lime cementation in fore-reef limestones which, if porous, may act as carrier beds and reservoirs. It is shown that the reefs grew in certain sub-littoral zones and on some submerged highs of epeiric seas covering the Arabian foreland, in which deposition of the globigerinal chalk-marl facies predominated."


ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 34
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Cretaceous and Tertiary reef formations and associated sediments in Middle East
Author(s): Henson, F. R. S.
Pages: 215-238
Published: 1950
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1950-001417
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N25°00'00" - N42°00'00", E25°30'00" - E63°19'60"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 1950
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