INTRODUCTION

MULTI-CLIENT REPORTS FOR EXPLORATION GEOLOGISTS

The reports previewed on this site are Multi-Client studies which address a variety of issues relevant to the petroleum geology of the Middle East, with particular emphasis on Iraq. The reports provide both data and interpretations, and are primarily based on new petrographic and organic geochemical analyses of core, cuttings and outcrop samples from the University of Reading Middle East Archive.

The reports are written primarily for use by Oil Company Exploration Geologists to provide a thorough understanding of the petroleum geology, hydrocarbon habitat and play concepts, backed up by hard data.

REPORT FORMATS

Our latest report, the "Iraq Petroleum Geology Resource Centre", is an on-line report and dataset, accessible via our password-controlled website. Other reports are all supplied on CD/DVD data disks mostly as hyperlinked PDF files in a “Digital Report Library”. Supplementary datasets are included as appropriate in Excel, LAS, and GIS formats. The reports generally follow a standard format:

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING MIDDLE EAST ARCHIVE

The Archive contains well and outcrop samples and thin sections which were donated to the University of Reading by the Iraq Petroleum Company . The collection includes samples from Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Qatar, UAE, Oman and Yemen. The Archive samples were recently purchased by a major oil company.

HISTORY

Work on this series of reports began in 1984 with an evaluation of source rock potential based on new geochemical analysis of samples from 38 wells throughout the Middle East. Subsequent reports have covered the facies and stratigraphy of Iraq, Syria and Jordan, oil to source biomarker correlations for Iraq, and an overview and digital well data base for Iraq.

To date, twelve reports have been completed, culminating with the launch on line in April 2013 of the “Iraq Petroleum Geology Resource Centre”. This represents an extensive revision update and expansion of the Iraq Overview Report (1st edition 1995, 2nd edition 2006).

ORGANISATIONS INVOLVED

Five organisations have been involved in producing the reports. These are Petroleum Geological Analysis Limited, Quantock Geological Services, Saker Geological Services, University of Reading and Petra-Chem Ltd. See Section 7 of this brochure for company details.