UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN BIN ABDULAZIZ AL-SAUD, CROWN PRINCE, DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND MINISTER OF DEFENSE OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Aramco

Field Trips

FIELD TRIPS

Visit to Jurassic Succession and Edge of the World

19 February 2022 | 08:00 – 17:00 | 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.

Trip Objectives

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.

Trip Itinerary

  • 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.

Trip Leaders

Abdullah Al-Mojel
Abdullah Al-Dhubaib
Hala Al-Wagdani

Please note field trip registrations are on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you are interested to attend any of these trips, kindly fill the following form. The registration deadline is Monday, 7th December 2021.

Register here

Download the brochure 

For more information please contact Yousuff Dadapeer.

The Great Discovery

20 February 2022 | 08:00 – 16:00 | Sponsored by Saudi Aramco

Join us in visiting arguably one of the world’s most historically significant geological localities, the magnificent outcrop of Dahil Heet.

It was at this famous locality, which in the 1930’s inspired pioneer geologist Max Steineke to unravel the stratigraphy of the Jurassic successions and promoted his famous quote ‘Drill a little deeper'.

Saudi Arabia’s first petroleum discovery happened shortly after his visit as drilling continued in Dhahran to the strata below the Hith anhydrite.

The field trip will visit the outcrops of the most prolific oil-producing reservoir in the world and its seal – the Arab-D Member and the Hith Formation, respectively.

Who Should Attend?

This trip is designed for professional geoscientists and engineers of all exploration and production disciplines.

Trip Objectives

By the end of the field trip, the participants will have a better understanding of:

  • The story of the first oil discovery in Saudi Arabia.
  • The relationship between the upper Jurassic strata at the Dahil Heet and stratigraphic section.
  • The paleoenvironmental setting and depositional cyclicity of Arab-D Member.

Trip Itinerary

  • Riyadh city center to outcrop locations.
  • Wadi Nissah outcrop: Jubaila – Arab formational contact, Arab-D Member.  
  • Dahil Heet Cave: Hith Formation

Trip Leaders

Hala Al-Wagdani
Abdullah Al-Mojel
Abdullah Al-Dhubaib

Please note field trip registrations are on a first-come-first-serve basis. If you are interested to attend any of these trips, kindly fill the following form. The registration deadline is Monday, 7th December 2021.

Register here

Download the brochure

For more information please contact Yousuff Dadapeer.

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