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Journal Article
Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 October 2014
GeoArabia (2014) 19 (4): 59-108.
... that formed a steep, fault-influenced margin to a narrow platform, similar to Recent coralgal reefs of the Red Sea. The Wadi Waqb Member is exposed on the east and west flanks of the Ifal Plain. The bioclasts are considered to have traveled as a submarine carbonate debris flow 25 km from their presumed source...
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Satellite image of Wadi Aynunah, on the southeast corner of the <b>Ifal</b> <b>Plain</b>....
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 October 2014
Figure 17: Satellite image of Wadi Aynunah, on the southeast corner of the Ifal Plain. The Wadi Waqb carbonates overlie basement at this locality and dip to the west at 25°E (see Figure 18 ). The red line indicates the exposure sampled on the north side of the wadi (see Table 2 ). The sampled
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View of the <b>Ifal</b> <b>Plain</b> from the hill summit above Wadi Waqb, looking east t...
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 October 2014
Figure 22: View of the Ifal Plain from the hill summit above Wadi Waqb, looking east towards the location of the well (base of arrow) from which the subsurface data was collected.
Journal Article
Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 October 1999
GeoArabia (1999) 4 (4): 503-542.
... and to the west and south by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Red Sea, respectively. The Wadi Ifal plain occupies most of the eastern half of the region, beneath which is a thick sedimentary succession within the Ifal basin. The oldest sedimentary rocks are the fluviatile Upper Cretaceous Adaffa formation and marine...
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Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 July 2014
GeoArabia (2014) 19 (3): 165-184.
..., making the area an ideal locality for field studies. Presence of the complete Miocene section on the Aqaba shoulder uplift clearly indicates the uplift occurred after the Miocene. Salt-filled pull-apart basins in the same orientation as the Gulf of Aqaba are also observed on 3-D seismic data in the Ifal...
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Late Proterozoic granitic basement intruded by dark mafic dikes on the nort...
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 October 1999
Figure 7: Late Proterozoic granitic basement intruded by dark mafic dikes on the northeastern margin of the Ifal plain.
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Satellite image close-up of the hills south of Jabal Kibrit and forming the...
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 October 2014
Figure 20: Satellite image close-up of the hills south of Jabal Kibrit and forming the west flank of the Ifal Plain, and the location of the measured sections WWA and WWB of the Wadi Waqb Member (indicated in Figure 1 ). Wadi Waqb is the dominant NW-SE trending wadi in the upper part
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Mold of a “sand dollar” echinoid within a fallen limestone block from the W...
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 July 2005
Figure 77: Mold of a “sand dollar” echinoid within a fallen limestone block from the Wadi Waqb Member (Jabal Kibrit Formation); east side of Ad Dhubaybah, northwest Ifal Plain, Midyan Basin (28°27.46’N, 35°04.88’E).
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Concentration of rhodoliths and sparse corals within the Wadi Waqb Member (...
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 July 2005
Figure 79: Concentration of rhodoliths and sparse corals within the Wadi Waqb Member (Jabal Kibrit Formation) near the Ad Dubaybah reef crest; Ad Dubaybah in the northwest Ifal Plain, Midyan Basin (28°27′09.9″N, 35°05′19.8″E).
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This section of the Al Wajh Formation (Tayran Group) consists of chert cong...
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 July 2005
Figure 32: This section of the Al Wajh Formation (Tayran Group) consists of chert conglomerates deposited within an alluvial fan; Wadi Sharik, extreme northeast part of the Ifal Plain, north of Al Bad’, Midyan Basin (east of 28°35′27.7″N, 35°03′07″E). See Figure 1a for location.
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Well-bedded carbonates of the Wadi Waqb Member (Jabal Kibrit Formation) unc...
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 July 2005
Figure 80: Well-bedded carbonates of the Wadi Waqb Member (Jabal Kibrit Formation) unconformably overlaying sandstones assigned to the Al Wajh Formation (note 3 ft ledge of dolomudstone); east flank of Ad Dhubaybah in the northwest Ifal Plain, Midyan Basin (28°27′09.9″N, 35°05′19.8″E).
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False-colour Landsat image of the Midyan region of Saudi Arabia showing the...
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 October 2014
exploration wells drilled by Saudi Aramco in the Ifal Plains subsurface; and the Wadi Waqb measured sections WWA and WWB ( Figure 20 ).
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Photomicrograph of skeletal dolograinstone from the Wadi Waqb Member (Jabal...
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 July 2005
Figure 78: Photomicrograph of skeletal dolograinstone from the Wadi Waqb Member (Jabal Kibrit Formation), with terrigenous grains, rhodophyte and gastropod; 0.5 cm diameter scale. This example shows partial re-dolomitization of the rim cement. Ad Dhubaybah locality, northwest Ifal Plain, Midyan
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The Burqan Formation exposed within Jabal ar Raghama, near the old Maqna ro...
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 July 2005
Figure 50: The Burqan Formation exposed within Jabal ar Raghama, near the old Maqna road gorge through this ridge on the west flank of the Ifal Plain (28°16′20.4″N, 34°49′12.2″E). The medium brown beds in the foreground are sandstones deposited in a submarine fan complex. The overlying lighter
Journal Article
Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 July 2005
GeoArabia (2005) 10 (3): 49-126.
...Figure 77: Mold of a “sand dollar” echinoid within a fallen limestone block from the Wadi Waqb Member (Jabal Kibrit Formation); east side of Ad Dhubaybah, northwest Ifal Plain, Midyan Basin (28°27.46’N, 35°04.88’E). ...
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(a) View looking south towards the Ad Dhubaybah hill, located on the east s...
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 October 2014
Figure 16: (a) View looking south towards the Ad Dhubaybah hill, located on the east side of the Ifal Plain, showing the Wadi Waqb rhodolithic reefal carbonates in the foreground and the granitic basement hills in the distance. The lower Wadi Waqb and underlying basal siliciclastics are covered
Journal Article
Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 October 1999
GeoArabia (1999) 4 (4): 445-464.
... strike-slip motion on the Aqaba-Levant Fault, which induced compressional features along the Gulf of Aqaba coast ( Bayer et al., 1987 ), whereas the central and southern parts of the Peninsula (the triangular-shaped Ifal basin) were mainly affected by extensional pull-apart tectonics. As a result...
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Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 January 2008
GeoArabia (2008) 13 (1)
... discoveries are conventional structural closures but much of the remaining potential resides in stratigraphic traps. The Barik Sandstone Member comprises a variety of reservoir facies within an overall continental braid-plain to marginal marine/offshore setting. Through time, the position of the Barik...
Journal Article
Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 April 2002
GeoArabia (2002) 7 (2): 187-317.