Geology Of Kurdistan, Iraq

Report
Geology Of Kurdistan, Iraq
Saad Z Jassim
Heritage Oil
Northerly Movement of the Arabian Plate
Arabian Plate
Northerly movement of the Arabian Plate resulted in collision with the Anatolian Plates first producing the E-W
trending anticlines followed by the stress introduced against the Iranian Plates in NE-SW direction resulting in NW
trending anticlines of NE Iraq; some are overprinted over the Anatolian trend in N Iraq
Arabian Plate Boundary
Arabian Plate
Dismembered
Oceanic Crust
Iranian Plates
Regional geology
Boundary of The High Folded Zone in Qara Dagh and Bazian
Bazian
25 My
8 My
50 My
55-60 My
Chemchemal
Qara Dagh
Miran profile along seismic line 5
Line HEML08-05
Bazian Anticline
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Sara Anticline
Injana (U Fars) Formation (U Miocene) near Erbil
U Fars
L Fars
Pila Spi
Gypsum Quarries
Fatha (L Fars Formation) Formation (M Miocene) along SW limb of Bazian North
Fatha (L Fars ) Formation (M Miocene) :Thickness ~300m near Miran
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Pila Spi Formation (U Eocene) on SW limb of Bazian
Gercus Formation (M Eocene) in southern part of Miran reaches 130m
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Sinjar Formation (L Eocene) totals 220m in Miran
Kolosh Formation (M-U Palaeocene) ~700m in Miran
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Tanjero Formation (Campanian-Maastrichtian) ~100m in Miran W, 800 in
Miran E, 1500m in Pira Magrun and over 2000m to the east and
southeast of Sulaimaniya
Shiranish Formation
(Campanian-Maastrichtian)
near Dokan (two distinct
parts). Reaches >430m in
Miran-1
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Kometan
Formation(Turonian) in SW
limb of Pira Magrun.
Reaches 160m in Miran-1
Dokan Formation
(Cenomanian) near Dokan
(two distinct parts). 8m thick
near Dokan but not
recognised in Miran wells
Balambo Formation At Jabal Azmur East Of Sulaimaniya (~800m)
Facies Change From Qamchuqa (NW) To Balambo (SE) Along Pira Magrun
Other possible
ramp to the
east?
Qamchuqa
Ramp
facies
Balambo
Steep Slope facies
Balambo
Outer gentle slope
facies
Kometan/Qamchuqa/Sarmord Formations In Middle Section Of Pira Magrun
Sarmord
Qamchuqa
Slope facies
Kometan
Balambo Formation (Berriasian-L Turonian) up to 800m near Sulaimaniya, 440m in Miran
Balambo Formation (Berriasian-Early
Turonian) slope facies in Jabal Azmur
Qamchuqa Formation (Aptian-Albian)
in Geli Tabin on NW plunge of Pira
Magrun (Top) vuggy coarse-grained
dolomite and Jabal Sara (right)
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Passage of Qamchuqa steep slope facies (massive beds) into
Balambo (thin-bedded) in the Central and SE part of Pira Magrun as
seen from Zewi springs
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Sarmord Formation (Valanginian-Barremian) in Zewi gorge ( ~360m in Miran)
Geological Map Of The Surrounding Of Ranya Town
Ranya Town
The Jurassic Section Near Ranya Town
L Jurassic
(Sarki & Sehkaniyan)
M-U Jurassic
(Sargelu-Naokelekan
Barsarin and Chia Gara)
Aptian-Albian
Qamchuqa
L Cretaceous
Sarmord
Ranya Town
Qamchuqa
Sarmord
Chia Gara (Tithonian-Berriasian)
View NW From Barsarin Village, NE of Erbil ( <100m in Miran)
Barsarin (U Jurassic) and Naokelekan (M Jurassic), Barsarin Village, NE of Erbil
Sargelu (M Jurassic), Barsarin Village, NE of Erbil
Inliers (imbricates) of the Liassic Sehkaniyan Formation (Alan-Mus-Adaiyah and part of
Butmah-equivalent) within the obducted Aptian-Albian Qulqula Radiolarian Chert
Northern Iraq
Northern Part Of NE Iraq
Southern Part Of NE Iraq

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