Editor's note: This article was published in GeoArabia, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2000. It has been slightly modified to conform to TLE style.

In the northern part of the Sultanate of Oman, oil is produced chiefly from carbonate reservoirs of Cretaceous age. Major fields such as Fahud and Natih (Figure 1) were discovered in the 1960s and rapidly brought on stream by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). The oil-bearing reservoirs occur in the Natih and the Shu'aiba carbonate formations (Figure 2). The main reservoir in both fields is the Natih Formation. Natih Field was brought on...

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