Journal of Petroleum Exploration and ProductionTechnology, Volume (13), No (11), Year (2023-11) , Pages (2157-2170)

Title : ( A new insight into the evolution of the Qatar Arch to recognize faults and a new gas field )

Authors: Mohammad Reza Mansouri Daneshvar , Parviz mansouri-Daneshvar , Sayyed Reza Moussavi Harami , Mohamad Hosein Mahmudy Gharaie , Asadollah Mahboubi , Mohammad Khanehbad , Amir Feizie , Majid Ebrahimi , Ali Sadeghi ,

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Despite the previous interpretations of the evolutionary scenarios of the Qatar Arch, the present study aimed to present a new complementary scenario to lay out the probable effects of another basement fault, corresponding to the physical shape of the Arch. A remote sensing study was carried out based on geological and geophysical data interpretations, obtained from some national and international databases, including GIS-based global geology data of Harvard University, the free-air gravity anomaly data from the World Gravity Map (WGM), and the airborne geophysical project of the National Geosciences Database of Iran (NGDIR). Results revealed that offshore extrapolation of the Trans Arabian-Bostaneh Fault (TABF) lineament through the morphological boundary of Hauterivian–Barremian (HB) formations and the offshore extrapolation of the Kazerun fault could produce a new complementary model for the Qatar Arch evolution. Based on the particular shape of the Arch (i.e., narrowing and uplifting to the south influenced by the Kazerun basement fault and the rotation of TABF), we can propose that these faults crossed each other after the Barremian age, created a particular shape of the Qatar Arch, and influenced beneath the Fars hinterland. The obtained geophysical gravity data also showed a good match between structural units and faults with maximum values corresponding to the Qatar Arch and minimum values relating to the thick sediment field in the Fars region. In conclusion, the present study contributes to a new proposition about exploring the possible faults and a new gas field situated in the interior territory of Iran. All of these interpretations will provide a new insight to improve the extant knowledge in the geology and petroleum evolution of the study area, such as the Plate tectonic events and the creation of possible reservoirs in future.


, Geology · Gravity · Barremian age · Kazerun Fault Zone (KFZ) · Trans Arabian, Bostaneh Fault (TABF) · Qatar
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author = {محمد رضا منصوری دانشور and پرویز منصوری دانشور and Moussavi Harami, Sayyed Reza and Mahmudy Gharaie, Mohamad Hosein and Mahboubi, Asadollah and Khanehbad, Mohammad and امیر فیضی and مجید ابراهیمی and علی صادقی},
title = {A new insight into the evolution of the Qatar Arch to recognize faults and a new gas field},
journal = {Journal of Petroleum Exploration and ProductionTechnology},
year = {2023},
volume = {13},
number = {11},
month = {November},
issn = {2190-0558},
pages = {2157--2170},
numpages = {13},
keywords = {Geology · Gravity · Barremian age · Kazerun Fault Zone (KFZ) · Trans Arabian-Bostaneh Fault (TABF) · Qatar},


%0 Journal Article
%T A new insight into the evolution of the Qatar Arch to recognize faults and a new gas field
%A محمد رضا منصوری دانشور
%A پرویز منصوری دانشور
%A Moussavi Harami, Sayyed Reza
%A Mahmudy Gharaie, Mohamad Hosein
%A Mahboubi, Asadollah
%A Khanehbad, Mohammad
%A امیر فیضی
%A مجید ابراهیمی
%A علی صادقی
%J Journal of Petroleum Exploration and ProductionTechnology
%@ 2190-0558
%D 2023