MICROFACIE STUDY OF SUBSURFACE SECTION OF BEKHME FORMATION (NORTH IRAQ)

  • Sadi Kan Jan Iraq Natural History Research Center and Museum, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Abstract

Bekhme formation, Dernir Dagh well -1 has been divided into two facies units using core
sample slides and depending on sedimentary structures and diagenetic processes .The facies
reflect the environment of the foreslope.This work proves the absence of Bekhme formation
in Dernir Dagh
Well- 1 as a tongue as reported by the Oil Exploration Company. Some species and genera of
bentonic foraminifera were identified. The age of Bekhme formation was estimated
depending on the recognized index fossils to be lower Maastrichtian.

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Published
2004-07-01
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