Hydrocarbon Occurrences and Deformation Styles in the Zagros - A Focus on the Kurdistan and Lorestan HC Provinces
R. Di Cuia, P. Pace, R. Bitonte and A. Riva
Event name: 78th EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2016
Session: Depositional Systems
Publication date: 31 May 2016
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The Zagros Thrust Belt is a prolific hydrocarbon province. Intense exploration has been mainly focused on the productive Fars Zone and Dezful Embayement regions of Iran in the central sector of the Zagros thrust belt. During the last years, the NE-SW-trending northwestern sector of the Zagros, extending over the Kurdistan region of northeast Iraq and the Lorestan province of Iran has increasingly received attention related to a renewed interest for hydrocarbon exploration. In this study, compressional features over the Kurdistan and Lorestan regions were characterized from regional to local-scale by integrating various data and methodologies in order to contribute in a better understanding of the compressional deformation styles, mechanisms and evolution of the trap-forming structures and their impact on hydrocarbon occurrences.