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International Journal of Geography and Geology

December 2016, Volume 5, 12, pp 249-258

The Role of Stratigraphy in Growth Strata Studies: A Case Study from the Middle-Late Cretaceous Deposits in Persian Gulf, SW Iran

Fereshteh Ghaseminia


Jahanbakhsh Daneshian


Bahman Soleimany


Massih Afghah

Fereshteh Ghaseminia 1
Jahanbakhsh Daneshian 2

Bahman Soleimany 3
Massih Afghah 4

  1. Ph.D.Student in Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Department of Geology, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran 1

  2. Ph.D. in Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Department of Geology, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran 2

  3. Structural Geology, Department of Geology, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran 3

  4. Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Department of Geology, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran 4

Pages: 249-258

DOI: 10.18488/journal.10/2016.5.12/

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Article History:

Received: 20 July, 2016
Revised: 17 September, 2016
Accepted: 03 October, 2016
Published: 26 October, 2016


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.
Contribution/ Originality
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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The authors declare that they have no competing interests.


All authors contributed equally to the conception and design of the study.

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