Geological understanding of large scale tectonic structures and depositional facies in outcrop, gives insights into how reservoir correlations can change across a Field an important concept in the Field Development Project.
Institute of Petroleum Engineering students based at the Dubai Campus recently undertook a field trip to Ras Al Khaimah in order to study carbonate outcrops from Late Permian to Triassic in an area known as Ru'us al Jibal, the 'heads of the mountains'.
These outcrops are thought to be equivalent to the Khuff Formation of the subsurface Arabian Plate which holds some of the worlds largest natural gas deposits spread across the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Iran.
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