Paleogeographic Reconstruction Based On Tectonostratigraphic And Halokinesis Evaluation, Nw Kuwait
A. Amer, A. Sajer, T. Al-Adwani, H. Al-hebail, H. Al-Shammari, A. Abdullah, B. Chakrabarti and S. Majumdar
Event name: EAGE Conference on Reservoir Geoscience 2018
Session: Session 1: Structure, Stratigraphy & Sedimentary Analysis I
Publication date: 03 December 2018
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The objective of this work is to reconstruct the paleogeographic distribution of the depositional facies of the Late Triassic to Late Jurassic, namely Minjur, Marrat, Dharuma, Sargelu and Najmah formations over the Mutriba structure, North West Kuwait. This paper suggests that during the Late Triassic, Mutriba structure was dominated by extensional tectonics that resulted in a NW-SE trending graben and horst system. This was followed by halokinesis as a result of changes in sedimentary load and basement activation during the Early-Lower Jurassic. During the Late-Lower Jurassic strike-slip kinematics dominated the area and during the Early-Upper Jurassic the strike-slip tectonics was aborted as a result of halokinesis and tectonic reactivation. The Late Jurassic was dominated by transpressional tectonics and the inversion of some faulted.