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The Middle and Late Jurassic Intrashelf Basin of the Eastern Arabian Peninsula

Product Code: M0053
Series: GSL Memoirs - print copy
Author/Editor: By A.O. Wilson
Publication Date: 04 December 2020
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Memoir 53

Published online 16/11/2020. Print copies available from 04/12/2020.

This memoir provides a thorough review of the geology of the rimmed Arabian Intrashelf Basin, reconciling differing interpretations of lithostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy and biostratigraphy.  Variation of energy levels and facies due to its setting in the SE palaeotradewind belt are described. The roles subtle tectonism played in developing the basin and in the Late Jurassic creating restriction by uplift and exposure of the Tethys shelf are evaluated. The intrashelf basin formed during rising sea level as a single rimmed carbonate intrashelf basin. A possible global cooling phase resulted in a lowstand which restricted the basin, resulting in petrographically unique carbonate source rock facies dominated by cyanobacterial deposition. Two subsequent 3rd order carbonate sequences largely filled the basin. Eustatic change concomitant with uplift of the Tethys shelf resulted in alternation of carbonates and evaporites (gypsum-anhydrite) across the region. The end result was a sealed intrashelf basin which preserved early-formed porosity and confined generated hydrocarbons within the intrashelf basin facies.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786205261
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 213
Weight: 1.1 kg




Wilson, A. O. Chapter 1 Introduction to the Jurassic Arabian Intrashelf Basin

Wilson, A. O. Chapter 2 Structural development of the Arabian Intrashelf Basin region 

Wilson, A. O. Chapter 3 Lithostratigraphy and depositional characteristics, age dating and sequence stratigraphy 

Wilson, A. O. Chapter 4 Depositional geometry at selected locations around the basin 

Wilson, A. O. Chapter 5 Interpretation of the origin and evolution of the Arabian Intrashelf Basin and the development of the Dhruma Atash, Tuwaiq and Hanifa sequences

Wilson, A. O. Chapter 6 Jubaila–Arab–Hith sequences 

Wilson, A. O. Chapter 7 Exploration implications 

Wilson, A. O. Chapter 8 Summary and conclusions 



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