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Primary silica precipitate at the Precambrian/Cambrian boundary in the South Oman Salt Basin, Sultanate of Oman

Ramseyer, Karl; Amthor, Joachim E.; Matter, Albert; Pettke, Thomas; Wille, Martin; Fallick, A.E.

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An organic-rich laminated chert (silicilyte) consisting of up to 90% microcrystalline quartz that formed at the Precambrian-Cambrian boundary acts as a light-oil reservoir in the subsurface of the South Oman Salt Basin, Sultanate of Oman. Fully encased in salt domes, it was first discovered during the 1990's hydrocarbon exploration activities of Petroleum Development Oman. Because of the economic significance and the unconventional reservoir characteristics, there is great interest in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69657
Source: Marine and Petroleum Geology
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2012.08.006

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