The Mughal Kot Formation bears a strong potential of hydrocarbon reservoir because such hemipelagic carbonates and turbidite
sandstone are reported to be good hydrocarbon reservoirs e.g.
Furthest to the west, in the Jamtland region (Sweden), thick turbidite
sequences (Follinge Formation) were deposited in a series of interconnected basins east of the probable chain of islands which supplied terrigenous clay (Jaanusson 1982; Karis & Stromberg 1998).
Chaplin (1980, 1982) interpreted the environment of deposition of the correlated Farmers Member from Bouma sequences and trace fossils as proximal turbidites
in a prograding deltaic complex into a starved basin.
Well-to-well correlation between three wells (AT1-P, MC, and MT1) shown in Figure 2 exhibited that lateral continuity of these sand layers is fairly good, and the 3D seismic survey suggests the widespread deposits of the turbidite
sediments beyond several kilometers [11, 22, 23].
Knelle, "Process controls on the development of stratigraphic trap potential on the margins of confined turbidite
systems and aids to reservoir evaluation," AAPG Bulletin, vol.
This difference, coupled with the turbidite
bedding of the basin deposits, suggests relatively rapid transitions from the pre-Late Ordovician source areas to a deep-water environment.
Meem (Kimmeridgian to Tithonian) Fm consists of various facies including shallow to relatively deep marine carbonate, shallow marine sandstone, turbidite
and organically rich mudstone.
The Mesozoic-Tertiary cover bed presents greater lithological diversity, although the areas closest to the axis have a predominance of limestone, dolomite, marl, marly limestone, sandstone, clay--with and without evaporites--, lutite, conglomerate and turbidite
This mountainous region is composed almost entirely of deep-marine, mostly non-fossiliferous distal turbidite
flysch strata--particularly the southern portion, believed to have been deposited into a subducting trench between the Indian and Sunda Plates (Bannert et al., 2011; Win Swe, 2012).
Dominant geologies within the RUB include basalt, scoria and tuff (hereafter referred to as volcanic), conglomerate, mudstone, sandstone, turbidite
, and unknown or manmade landfill (Edbrooke 2006).
In 2007 a project was started to work with DZ in Northern Venezuela, sampling Cretaceous Passive Margin and Tertiary turbidite
formations [1, 2].