Deep hydrothermal activity in hydrocarbon reservoirs, South Kuwait

Mubarak Matlak Al-Hajeri*, John Parnell, Stephen Bowden, Alessandro Costanzo, Martin Feely

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Abstract

Fluid inclusion (FI) data provide insights into the origin of hot fluids in Cretaceous and Jurassic reservoirs in south Kuwait. FI data for Cretaceous reservoirs show anomalously high temperatures exceeding 200 °C compared to samples from the Jurassic. In addition, formation water chemical geothermometry data also show anomalous water-rock equilibration temperatures. The preservation of high temperatures indicates rapid migration from depth through deep-seated fault systems. This implies that very hot fluids probably migrated up-fault from near basement to the Cretaceous section. This approach helps to understand the role of hydrothermal activity associated with basement faults in south Kuwait.

Original languageEnglish
Article number41
JournalArabian Journal of Geosciences
Volume10
Issue number2
Early online date18 Jan 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

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Keywords

  • Fluid inclusions
  • Hydrothermal fluids
  • Kuwait petroleum system
  • Water chemical geothermometry

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  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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Deep hydrothermal activity in hydrocarbon reservoirs, South Kuwait. / Al-Hajeri, Mubarak Matlak; Parnell, John; Bowden, Stephen; Costanzo, Alessandro; Feely, Martin.

In: Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Vol. 10, No. 2, 41, 01.2017.

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Al-Hajeri, Mubarak Matlak ; Parnell, John ; Bowden, Stephen ; Costanzo, Alessandro ; Feely, Martin. / Deep hydrothermal activity in hydrocarbon reservoirs, South Kuwait. In: Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 2017 ; Vol. 10, No. 2.
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