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Published: 01 January 2000
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2000) 171 (1): 115–125.
... should allow to improve prediction of geometric carbonate reservoir distribution and evaluate the bulk of carbonate factory associated with regressive and transgressive tendencies. The Simsima Formation, Maastrichtian (late Cretaceous) in age, has recorded a wide variety of carbonate depositional systems...
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<b>Simsima</b> <b>Formation</b>, Lower Member (Maastrichtian): limestone (packstone), ora...
Published: 01 July 1998
Figure 5a: Simsima Formation, Lower Member (Maastrichtian): limestone (packstone), orange-yellow, rich in Orbitoids, such as Orbitoids medius (d’Archiac).
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<b>Simsima</b> <b>Formation</b>, Lower Member (Maastrichtian): wall structure of Rudistid...
Published: 01 July 1998
Figure 5b: Simsima Formation, Lower Member (Maastrichtian): wall structure of Rudistids.
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<b>Simsima</b> <b>Formation</b>, Upper Member (Maastrichtian): limestone (packstone), cre...
Published: 01 July 1998
Figures 6a and 6b: Simsima Formation, Upper Member (Maastrichtian): limestone (packstone), creamy white, rich in Siderolites calcitrapoides (Lamarck) subsp., microspheric generation. (a) Axial. (b) Equatorial.
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<b>Simsima</b> <b>Formation</b>, Upper Member (Maastrichtian): marl (wackestone), yellow,...
Published: 01 July 1998
Figure 7: Simsima Formation, Upper Member (Maastrichtian): marl (wackestone), yellow, rich in planktonic foraminifera represented by Rugoglobigerina (R) and Heterohelicidae (H).
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Outcrop picture of the <b>Simsima</b> <b>Formation</b>. (a) The conglomeratic basal part ...
Published: 01 July 1998
Figure 7: Outcrop picture of the Simsima Formation. (a) The conglomeratic basal part of the unit. Note the rudist fragment ‘R’. (b) Durania Facies with abundant Actaeonella ‘A’. (c) Algal limestone ‘A’ within the Durania facies. (d) The Dictyoptychus facies with oyster ‘O’ and some other
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Photomicrograph of the <b>Simsima</b> <b>Formation</b> under crossed-nicols. Bar is equal...
Published: 01 July 1998
Figure 8: Photomicrograph of the Simsima Formation under crossed-nicols. Bar is equal to 500 mμ. Bar is equal to 500 mμ. (a) Basal part showing altered serpentinite grains ‘S’, detrital grains of quartz ‘Q’ as well as different bioclasts cemented by argillaceous micrite. (b) Durania Facies
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—General lithology and log characteristics of the <b>Simsima</b> <b>Formation</b> in Shah...
Published: 01 April 1995
Figure 12 —General lithology and log characteristics of the Simsima Formation in Shah field, United Arab Emirates (based on information from Badr and Ayoub, 1989 ; Alsharhan and Nairn, 1993 ).
Journal Article
Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 January 2009
GeoArabia (2009) 14 (1): 115–142.
... that places Maastrichtian Qahlah Formation laterite, sandstones and conglomerates and Simsima Formation rudist - Acteonellid gastropod limestones over all underlying allochthonous units is recognised throughout the Oman Mountains. SW-verging folds and thrusts in Triassic to Cretaceous carbonate slope facies...
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Series: SEPM Special Publication, SEPM Special Publication
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.2110/pec.00.69.0129
EISBN: 9781565761919
... Abstract The Simsima Formation (lower Upper Maastrichtian) is a shallow–water carbonate that crops out in eastern United Arab Emirates along the northwestern border of the Oman Mountains. Its thickness ranges in this region from 30 to 80 m. From detailed...
Journal Article
Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 July 1998
GeoArabia (1998) 3 (3): 387–398.
...Figure 5a: Simsima Formation, Lower Member (Maastrichtian): limestone (packstone), orange-yellow, rich in Orbitoids, such as Orbitoids medius (d’Archiac). ...
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Field photos of Jabal Sumeini.  (a) Maastrichtian neoautochthonous sediment...
Published: 01 January 2009
Figure 8: Field photos of Jabal Sumeini. (a) Maastrichtian neoautochthonous sedimentary rocks of Qahlah and Simsima Formations unconformably overlying imbricated Hamrat Duru complex limestones and turbidites, Khatm al Atash, northwest corner of Jabal Sumeini. (b) Acteonellid gastropods
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 April 1995
AAPG Bulletin (1995) 79 (4): 531–550.
...Figure 12 —General lithology and log characteristics of the Simsima Formation in Shah field, United Arab Emirates (based on information from Badr and Ayoub, 1989 ; Alsharhan and Nairn, 1993 ). ...
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Series: AAPG Memoir, AAPG Memoir
Published: 01 January 2014
DOI: 10.1036/13431869M106483
EISBN: 9781629812663
...) and Cretaceous (Habshan, Lekhwair, Kharaib, Shuaiba, Mishrif, and Simsima) formations. Gas was discovered in the Upper Permian (Khuff Formation) carbonates in offshore and Upper Jurassic (Arab Formation) carabonates in onshore Abu Dhabi. Most hydrocarbon accumulations are related to structural traps, although...
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Journal Article
Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 July 2000
GeoArabia (2000) 5 (3): 387–402.
... at the surface is composed of the Maastrichtian Qahlah and Simsima formations unconformably overlain by shallow-marine carbonate rocks that are correlated on faunal grounds with the Middle Eocene Dammam Formation. The investigation of the Huwayyah Anticline has identified three microfacies of bioclastic...
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Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 October 2002
GeoArabia (2002) 7 (4): 699–718.
... stratigraphic correlations were established within the outcropping Aruma Formation in Saudi Arabia. Biostratigraphy and sequence stratigraphy allowed a correlation framework to be proposed between the Aruma and the Qahlah and Simsima formations of the United Arab Emirates and the Oman Mountains...
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Series: AAPG Memoir, AAPG Memoir
Published: 01 January 1984
DOI: 10.1306/M36440C5
EISBN: 9781629811581
... capping shallow shelf limestones of the Simsima Formation. A regional unconformity at the Jurassic-cretaceous boundary has not been recognized. The subaerial exposure and erosion represented by each of the three unconformities is of great economic importance due to the development of reservoir-quality...
Series: SEPM Special Publication, SEPM Special Publication
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.2110/pec.00.69.0335
EISBN: 9781565761919
..., carbonate sand sheets, and nearshore cycles Main Reservoirs (Formation/Age) Simsima (Maastrichtian), Mishrif (Cenomanian), Shuaiba (Aptian), Kharaib (Barremian), Lekhwair (Hauterivian), Arab (TithonianllKimmeridgian), Araej (BathoniannCallovian) Main Source Rocks (Formation/Age) Diyab Formation...
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A view of the southeastern part of Jebel Rawdah showing an angular unconfor...
Published: 01 July 1998
Figure 4a: A view of the southeastern part of Jebel Rawdah showing an angular unconformity between Simsima Formation and the underlying Qahlah Formation. Note the camel marked by * for scale.
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A view of the anticline at the western side of Jebel Rawdah (looking northw...
Published: 01 July 1998
Figure 10b: A view of the anticline at the western side of Jebel Rawdah (looking northwest). The Simsima Formation ‘S’ unconformably overlies the Semail Ophiolite.