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Middle East Geological Establishment

MEGE's report on the hydrocarbon potential of Kuwait

PART ONE

- Summary (Abstract)
- Introduction
- Regional Tectonic Framework
- Local Tectonic Framework
- Structural History
- Regional Stratigraphy

a) Paleozoic
b) Mesozoic
c) Cenozoic


- Geophysics: An Overview

a) Seismic
b) Gravity
c) Magnatic


- Hydrocarbon Habitat

a) Reservoir Rocks: An Overview
b) Seal (Cap) Rocks: An Overview
c) Source Rocks: An Overview
d) Maturation
e) Thermal History Modeling
f) Hydrocarbon Migration and Accumulation


- Oil Fields

a) Greater Burgan Field
b) Bahrah Field
c) Raudhatain Field
d) Sabriya Field
e) Minagish Field
f) Umm Gudair Field


- Hydrocarbon Potential and Future Exploration
- History of Exploration
- An Overview of the Results of Wildcat Wells 1930-2003
- Seepages
- Production and Reserves

PART TWO

- Detailed information on each Formation listed below:

1. Dibdibba Formation 17. Burgan Formation (R/S/SR)
2. Lower Fars Formation (S) 18. Shuaiba Formation (SR)
3. Ghar Formation 19. Zubair Formation (R/S/SR)
4. Dammam Formation 20. Ratawi Formation (R/S/SR)
5. Rus Formation 21. Minagish Formation (R/SR)
6. Radhuma Formation 22. Makhul Formation
7. Tayarat Formation (R) 23. Hith and Gotnia Formation (S)
8. Qurna Formation 24. Najmah Formation (SR)
9. Hartha Formation 25. Sargelu Formation (S/SR)
10. Sadi Formation 26. Butmah Formation
11. Mutriba/Khasib Formation (S) 27. Dhruma Formation (SR)
12. Mishrif Formation (R/SR) 28. Marrat Formation (R/SR)
13. Rumaila Formation (SR) 29. Minjur Formation
14. Ahmadi Formation (S) 30. Jilh Formation
15. Wara Formation (R/SR) 31. Sudair Formation
16. Mauddud Formation (R/SR) 32. Khuff Formation


Each Formation described in terms of (a) Authors, (b) Lithofacies, (c) Thickness, (d) Age, (e) Contacts, (f) Fossils, (g) Depositional seting, (h) Hydrocarbon occurrence, if it is Source Rock (SR), Reservoir (R) or Seal (S).

- References

- List of Figures

Figure 1: Location map of Kuwait showing major oil fields.
Figure 2: Stratigrpahy showing the distribution of source rocks, reservoirs, and seals.
Figure 3: Topographic map of Kuwait.
Figure 4: Structural elements of onshore of Kuwiat.
Figure 5: Bouguer Anomalies of Kuwait.
Figure 6: Strucuture contour map on top of the Mauddud Formation at Raudhatain and Sabriya fields.
Figure 7: Structure contour map on top of the Mauddud Formation at Medina and Khashman fields.
Figure 8: Structure contour map on top of the Mauddud Formation at Burgan Field.
Figure 9: Structure contour map on top of the Aptian-Shuaiba Formation and Lower Jurassic Marrat Formation at Minagish Field
Figure 10: Structure contour map on top of the Marrat Formation at Abduliyah, Dharif and Umm Gudair fields.
Figure 11: Lithostratigrpahic-structural cross-section showing productive horizons in the major oil fields.
Figure 12: Lithostratigraphic correlation of the Mesozoic formations in Iraq-Kuwait and northeastern Saudi Arabia.
Figure 13: Geochemical analysis of crude oil from the Burgan and Raudhatain oil fields.
Figure 14: The sulfur-selective flame photometric detector (FPD) gas chromatograms of aromatic fractions of carbonate source rocks of the Burgan Formation and the Sabriay Field and the Minagish Formation in the Minagish Field.
Figure 15: Jurassic regional isopach maps of the source rocks and regional contour maps of the percentage of organic matter.
Figure 16: Structure contour map of the top of the Burgan Formation (Albian), the main producing horizon in the Greater Burgan Field.
Figure 17: Depth structure map of the Bahrah Field derived from multi-fold 2D seismic data and well data.
Figure 18: NNW-SSE structural cross-section of the Cretaceous formations in the Bahrah Field.
Figure 19: Cross-section showing the main oil accumulations in the Raudhatain-Sabriya-Bahrah oilfields.
Figure 20: Structural contour map of the top of the Lower Cretaceous Minagish Formation in the Minagish oilfield.
Figure 21: Lithostratigraphic-structural cross-section showing the oil reservoirs in the Minagish and Umm Gudair oil fields.
Figure 22: Maturity indicators as a function of depth. Tmax, PI and Vitrinite Reflectance (VR) are from rock samples from wells in Raudhatain and Minagish fields.
Figure 23: Decompacted burial history for the Raudhatain Field.
Figure 24: Peak oil generation of the Sulaiy Formation in Late Cretaceous in the Raudhatain Field.
Figure 25: Top Ahmadi depth structure map.
Figure 26: Isopach map of the Marrat Formation.
Figure 27: Isopach map of the Dhruma Formation.
Figure 28: Isopach map of the Sargelu Formation.
Figure 29: Isopach map of the Najmah Formation.
Figure 30: Isopach map of the Gotnia Formation.
Figure 31: Structure contour map on top of the Hith Formation.
Figure 32: Corelation of logs and interpretative of permo-Triassic Khuff Formation in Kuwait.

- List of Tables

Table 1: The results of TOC, pyrolysis and elemental analyses of kerogens from some Cretaceous formations from major oilfields in Kuwait.
Table 2: Summary of source-rock potential of Lower and Middle Cretaceous (Thamama and Wasia Group) for some of the oilfields.
Table 3: Summary of reservoir fluid characteristics in the Cretaceous formations of the Raudhatain Field.
Table 4: The results of of TOC, kerogen elemental analysis and density fractionation results from some of the Jurassic formations from major oilfields in Kuwait.
Table 5: Summary of Jurassic source-rock characteristics in Kuwait.
Table 6: Results of kerogen elemental analysis, pyrolysis, spore coloration and vitrinite reflectance from Cretaceous formations in major major fields in Kuwait.
Table 7: Time of structural growth in some of the oil fields.
Table 8: Oil generation and expulsion in Kuwait.

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Kirkuk Group Iraq
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