Petroleum Geology of the Arabian Gulf


Geoscientists, petrophysicists and engineers, team leaders and supervisors as well as non-technical staff who wish to know more about the hydrocarbon potential of the Arabian Gulf and its future potential.


The structural configuration of the Arabian Gulf basin played an important role in the timing of hydrocarbon generation, migration and entrapment. The tectonic development of the Arabian Gulf permitted the deposition of extensive organic-rich source intervals, together with potential reservoir and seal rocks. This led to the accumulation of hydrocarbons in traps ranging in size from small fields to super-giant fields. Case studies from the Arabian Gulf will be discussed.


  • Stratigraphic and structural settings of the Arabian basin.
  • Oil generation, migration in the basin.
  • Entrapment of hydrocarbons.
  • Potential reservoirs in the basin.
  • Structural, stratigraphic and combination traps in the arabian gulf.
  • Factors controling the distribution of oil & gas fields in the redion.
  • Super-giant oil and gas fields in the basin.
  • Field problems and development plans.