The growth strata in the Middle-Late Cretaceous deposits including
Kazhdumi, Sarvak and Ilam formations and Lafan Shale in the Well 1
located between Qatar-Iran height and Hormuz Strait in Persian Gulf was
studied. The present work is based on the lithostratigraphic analysis
and distribution of microfossils. Based on the microfossils content, the
age of studied successions is Albian to Campanian. Comparison of
seismic points, lithostratigraphic analysis and distribution of
microfossils show that growth and generation of anticlines are occurred
in the Middle-Late Cretaceous. As of results, the Kazhdumi, Sarvak and
Ilam formations and Lafan Shale have potential reservoir and oil trap.
This study is one of very few studies which have investigated the growth
strata in the Middle-Late Cretaceous deposits in Persian Gulf, south
west of Iran with using the lithostratigraphic and biostratigraphic
analysis and seismic interpretation. The basic information of this
manuscript are provided by National Iranian Oil Company.
Growth strata, Stratigraphy, Middle-late cretaceous, Persian gulf.
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This study received no specific financial support.
The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.