A stratigraphic analysis of the Khasib, Tanuma and Sa’di formations in the Majnoon oil field, southern Iraq


Author : Hamid A.A. Alsultan, Falah H.H. Maziqa, Mohanad R.A. Al-OwaidiPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaNumber : 73Page : 163 - 169Year : 2022DOI : doi.org/10.7186/bgsm73202213


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 73, May 2022, pp. 163 - 169

A stratigraphic analysis of the Khasib, Tanuma and Sa’di formations in the Majnoon oil field, southern Iraq

Hamid A.A. Alsultan1, Falah H.H. Maziqa2, Mohanad R.A. Al-Owaidi1,*

1 Department of Applied Geology, College of Science, University of Babylon, 51002 Hilla, Babylon, Iraq
2 Directorate General of Education in Holy Karbala Province, 56001 Karbala –Iraq
* Corresponding author email address: sci.mohanad.rasim@uobabylon.edu.iq

Abstract: The carbonate platform is the environment of Khasib, Tanuma and Sa’di formations which were deposited within open shelf settings at the Majnoon oil field in eight microfacies. The deposition, based on the analysis of microfacies, took place within shallow open marine, shoal environment, deep marine and basin environments. Five third order cycles of succession consist in MJ-12 oil well and three third order cycles in the MJ-15 oil well. They represent successive episodes of sea level rise and standstills. The succession in the study area was formed in a high subsidence environment, reflecting the high subsidence as the main controlling factor in the sequence creation. Because of a significant transgression, the Khasib, Tanuma, and Sa’di formations were deposited on an extremely subsidential carbonate base, where sea level succession involved episodes of rise and standstills.

Keywords: Khasib Formation, Tanuma Formation, Sa’di Formation, stratigraphic analysis, Majnoon oil field

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7186/bgsm73202213

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