20 February 2022 | 07:00 – 18:00 | Sponsored by Saudi Aramco
The Jurassic Tuwaiq Mountain escarpment is one of Saudi Arabia’s most spectacular topographical features, extending for roughly 1200 km in a north-south direction, and reaching up to 600m in height. Geologically, the Tuwaiq Mountain Formation includes the main source rock intervals for all Jurassic reservoirs in Saudi Arabia.
The primary focus of this trip is to familiarize the participants with the Arabian Jurassic stratigraphy, sedimentology, and depositional settings.
The excursion will focus on the Tuwaiq, Hanifa and Jubaila formations, and their potential as reservoirs, seals, and source rocks. This trip will include visits to key Jurassic outcrops around the Riyadh area, including the awe-inspiring Tuwaiq escarpment, known as the Edge of the World.
The key aspects of the petroleum geology of each outcrop will be discussed in detail and compared with the equivalent subsurface geology.
Who Should Attend?
This trip is designed for professional geoscientists and engineers of all exploration and production disciplines.
By the end of the field trips, the participant will have:
- Gained a better understanding of the petroleum geology of the Mesozoic formation of Saudi Arabia.
- Developed skills to interpret depositional environments in the subsurface.
- Scenic drive to North of Riyadh
- Visit to outcrops of Jubaila, Hanifa, and Tuwaiq Mountain formations.
- Lunch at the Edge of the World at the top of the Tuwaiq Mountain escarpment.
Thank you for registering your interest in the IPTC 2022 Field Trips. Registration for this Field Trip is now closed.
For more information please contact Yousuff Dadapeer.