Arabian Plate and Surroundings: Geology, Sedimentary Basins and Georesources

  • Sami Khomsi
  • François M. Roure
  • Mansour Al Garni
  • Ammar Amin

Part of the Regional Geology Reviews book series (RGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sedimentary Basins, Petroleum Resources and Reservoirs in the Arabian Plate

  3. Geophysics and Structural Styles

  4. Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources

About this book


This book focuses on the evolution of sedimentary basins of the Arabian Plate and its surroundings. Because these sedimentary basins developed in various tectonic settings, from extensional or transtensional to flexural, transpressional or compressional, their sedimentary sequences provide unique records of the regional geology. 

Georesources of the Arabian Plate are also described here, including petroleum potential, reservoirs, water resources, fresh water and deep saline aquifers, as well as materials and ore deposits. The book is made by a set of papers authored by geoscientists working in both academia and industry. Numerous chapters describe  some regional important geologic features and selected sedimentary basins from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula domains. Other chapters focus on georesources. A particular focus is given to the geology of Saudi Arabia.

This book is an important contribution to the geology of the Arabian Peninsula and its surroundings. In view of the strategic and economic importance of the regional geology and georesources of the Arabian Plate and Surroundings, this volume will constitute an important reference for a wide range of geoscientists interested in the geology of this region, especially those active in petroleum geosciences and related industry. Ultimately, readers will discover important thematic maps in this book.


Regional geology Arabian plate Oil and Gas on Arabian plate Cross sections subsurface geology of Arabia Basin Modelling Exploration of Arabian Plate Sedimentary basins

Editors and affiliations

  • Sami Khomsi
    • 1
  • François M. Roure
    • 2
  • Mansour Al Garni
    • 3
  • Ammar Amin
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Earth SciencesKing Abdulaziz University Faculty of Earth SciencesJeddahSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.GéosciencesIFP Energies NouvellesRUEIL MALMAISON CEDEXFrance
  3. 3.GeophysicsKing Abdulaziz University GeophysicsJeddahSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Faculty of Earth SciencesKing Abdulaziz University Faculty of Earth SciencesJeddahSaudi Arabia

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