Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Heterogeneity Related to the Mishrif Formation, Rumaila Field, Southern Iraq

Michael Fuchs

The Upper Cretaceous Mishrif Formation of southern Iraq is part of a large shallow carbonate platform system developed on the Arabian plate. The carbonates are of a high economic importance since they provide the host of large hydrocarbon accumulations of the giant oil fields of southern Iraq. A series of sedimentological, diagenesis, chemo-, and biostratigraphic studies were performed and integrated in a sequence straigraphic framework. Furthermore, first interpretation results from a 3D seismic analysis suggest lateral heterogeneities of these carbonates.

Lehmann, C, Gardner, J, Totton, K, Fuchs, M, Holden, A and Olatoke, O. J. (2015) Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Heterogeneity Related to the Mishrif Formation, Rumaila Field, Southern Iraq. Paper presented at the Third EAGE Workshop on Iraq: Unlocking hte Potential of the Giant Oil Fields of Southern Iraq, Dubai, 16-18th November 2015. 

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