December 21, 2023 | 3:30 PM (UTC +8:00)

The Mesozoic stratigraphy of the Middle East is endowed with multiple world-class, economically significant petroleum systems. Since the first discovery of a major oilfield in an anticline structure in 1908 (Masjed-e-Suleyman, Iran), exploration and production in the Middle East has been largely focussed on relatively low-risk, large structural traps. However, across the Arabian Plate, unexplored structural traps at similar scales are becoming scarce. Therefore, in this mature petroleum province, attention must now focus on identifying the presence of subtle stratigraphic traps, especially within the hydrocarbon-rich Mesozoic stratigraphy. To locate and evaluate subtle stratigraphic traps, we have applied sequence stratigraphic principles across the Mesozoic strata of the Arabian Plate.

This approach provides a regional, robust age-based framework which reduces lithostratigraphic uncertainty across international boundaries and offers predictive capabilities in the identification and extent of stratigraphic plays. In this webinar, we will focus on three intervals of Mesozoic stratigraphy, namely Triassic, Middle-Late Jurassic, and middle Cretaceous strata, in which regional sequence stratigraphic based correlations have identified stratigraphic trap potential. This regional sequence stratigraphic approach can help highlight the remaining exploration and production opportunities within these hydrocarbon-rich stratigraphic intervals.

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Presented by:

Chris Gravestock

Chris Gravestock

Senior Geoscientist at Neftex® Predictions, Halliburton Landmark