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Journal of Petroleum Geology

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Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.15, No.4, pp. 465-480, 1992

┬ęCopyright 2000 Scientific Press, Ltd.

GEOLOGY OF THE PERMIAN "SUPER-GIANT" GAS
RESERVOIRS IN THE GREATER PERSIAN GULF AREA

M. S. Kashfi*

* 2685 Mum Dr., Richardson, Texas 75082, USA.


Abstract

The Permian Dalan and Khuff Formations contain extensive gas reservoirs in the Greater Persian Gulf area. The Permian transgressive sea covered a vast area in the Middle East, and deposited a fairly thick sequence of shallow, epicontinental carbonates. These carbonates were deposited unconformably on Lower Paleozoic rocks in western Iran and on the basement in Central Arabia. The term "Khuff Formation" has been widely used by oil companies in the region, but its equivalent, the Dalan Formation, is a new name currently being used in Iran.

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