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stratigraphy of the Arabian Gulf - Papers

This page lists some of the literature [with some attached .pdf files] related to the Arabian Gulf and its stratigraphy. To link to more papers on the Arabian Gulf by AlSharhan and others click on this highlighted area . If you wish to view photographs of field trips to the Holocene of the UAE and read about the carbonate and evaporite sediments of this area click on this highlighted area .

Al Qassab, Hisham M., Rahmeh, Basem A., Al Khalifa, Mohammed A., Awami, Bassam, Sarkar, Amit (2001). Conditioning Integrated Geological Models to Dynamic Flow Data of Giant Saudi Arabian Reservoir, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), SPE71319: 1 – 9.

Alsharhan, A. S. and Whittle, G. L (1995). carbonate-Evaporite sequences of the Late Jurassic, Southern and Southwestern Arabian Gulf, American Association Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, V. 79, No. 11, P. 1608–1630.

Alsharhan, A.S. (1985). Depositional Environment, Reservoir Units Evolution, and Hydrocarbon Habitat of Shuaiba formation, Lower Cretaceous, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, American Association Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, V. 69, No. 6, P. 899 - 912.

Alsharhan, A.S. (1987). Geology and Reservoir Characteristics of carbonate Buildup in Giant Bu Hasa Oil Field, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, American Association Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, V. 71, No. 10, P. 1304 - 1318.
Alsharhan, A.S. and Kendall, C. G. St. C. (1994). Depositional Setting of the Upper Jurassic Hith Anhydrite of the Arabian Gulf: An Analog to Holocene Evaporites of the United Arab Emirates and Lake MacLeod of Western Australia, American Association Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, V. 78, No. 7, P. 1075 – 1096.
Alsharhan, A.S. and Kendall, C. G. St. C. (1995). Facies variation, depositional setting and hydrocarbon potential of the Upper Cretaceous rocks in the United Arab Emirates, Cretaceous Research, 16: 435 – 449.
Alsharhan, A.S. and Kendall, C. G. St. C. (2003). Holocene coastal carbonates and evaporites of the southern Arabian Gulf and their ancient analogues, Earth-Science Reviews, 61: 191–243.
Alsharhan, Abdulrahman S. and Kendall, Christopher G. St. C. (1986). Precambrian to Jurassic Rocks of Arabian Gulf and Adjacent Areas: Their Facies, Depositional Setting, and Hydrocarbon Habitat, American Association Petroleum Geologists Bulletin V. 70, No. 8, P 977 – 1002.
Butler, Godfrey P. (1969). Modern Evaporite Deposition and Geochemistry of Coexisting Brines, The Sabkha, Trucial Coast, Arabian Gulf, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology V. 39, No. 1, P. 70 – 89.
Butler, G.P., C.G.St.C.Kendall, and P.M.Harris, (l982). Abu Dhabi Coastal Flats: in Handford, C.R., Loucks, R.E. and Davies, G.R. eds. Depositional and Diagenetic spectra of Evaporites, a core workshop Soc. Economic Paleont. Mineral Core Workshop No. 3, Calgary, Canada, p. 33 –64.
deMenocal, Peter B. (2001). Cultural Responses to Climate Change During the Late Holocene, Science 292: 667 – 673.
Edgell, H.S. (1977). The Permian System as an oil and gas reservoir in Iran, Iraq and Arabia, Second Iranian Geological Symposium, Teheran, p. 161-195.

Fox, James E. and Ahlbrandt, Thomas S. (2002). Petroleum Geology and Total Petroleum Systems of the Widyan basin and Interior Platform of Saudi Arabia and Iraq, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2202–E pp1 – 26

Kendall, C. G. St. C., Alsharhan, A.S. and Whittle, G.L. (1995). Holocene carbonate/Evaporites of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Published by the United Arab Emirates University on the occasion of IGCP – 349 International Conference on "Quaternary Deserts and Climatic Change"
Kendall, Christopher G. St. C. and Skipwith, Sir Patrick A. d'E (1968). Recent Algal Mats of Persian Gulf Lagoon, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, V. 38, No. 4, P. 1040 – 1058.
Kendall, Christopher G. St. C. and Skipwith, Sir Patrick A. d'E. (1969). Holocene Shallow – water carbonate and Evaporite Sediments of Khor al Bazam, Abu Dhabi, Southwest Persian Gulf, American Association Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, V. 53, No. 4, P. 841 – 869.
McGuire, M. D., Koepnick, R. B., Markello, J. R., Stockton, M. L. and Waite, L. E., and Kompanik, G. S., Al–Shammery, M. J., and Al–Amoudi, M. O., (1993). Importance of sequence Stratigraphic Concepts in Development of Reservoir Architecture in Upper Jurassic Grainstones, Hadriya and Hanifa Reservoirs, Saudi Arabia, Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE25578: 489 – 499.
Murris, R.J. (1980). Middle East: Stratigraphic Evolution and Oil Habitat, American Association Petroleum Geologists Bulletin V. 64, No. 5, P 597 – 618.
Pollastro, Richard M., Karshbaum, Amy S. and Viger, Roland J (1997). Maps Showing Geology, Oil and Gas Fields and Geologic Provinces of the Arabian Peninsula, U. S. Department of the Interior Geological Survey, Open-File Report 97-470B: pp14.
Sadooni, F. N. and Alsharhan, A. S. (2004). stratigraphy, lithofacies distribution, and petroleum potential of the Triassic strata of the northern Arabian plate, American Association Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, V. 88, No. 4, P. 515 – 538.
Saleh, A., Al-Ruwaih, F., Al-Reda A., and Gunatilaka, A. (1999). A reconnaissance study of a clastic coastal sabkha in Northern Kuwait, Arabian Gulf, Journal of Arid Environments 43: 1–19.
Torab, M. (2003). Some evidences of Quaternary sea-level changes in the "Musandam" Peninsula coasts – Oman, Puglia 2003 - Final Conference Project IGCP 437: 229 – 230.

Warren, John K. and Kendall, Christopher G. ST. C. (1985). Comparison of sequences Formed in Marine Sabkha (Subaerial) and Salina (Subaqueous) Settings – Modern and Ancient, American Association Petroleum Geologists Bulletin V. 69, No. 6, P 1013 - 1023.

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