Int'l Dinner Meeting: Margham Field - Dubai, United Arab Emirates, An Exploration Success Story

Wed, March 15, 2017 5:30-8:30pm


Margham Field, located in the Emirate of Dubai, lies within the Oman Mountain Fold and Thrust Belt of

the North Eastern Arabian Plate. The field was discovered in 1982 by ARCO International Oil & Gas

Company as Operator for the East Dubai Onshore Concession Area. An exploratory mindset and new

2-D seismic data were key to locating the discovery well, which tested approximately 50 MMCFGD and

2500 BPD of condensate from Lower Cretaceous Thamama Group shelf carbonates. Development

drilling quickly demonstrated the limits of the seismic data; a large syncline was found to have been

thrusted over the productive anticline, and 40 degree dips were measured within the reservoir in flank

wells. Fortunately, the Thamama and overlying Wasia Group sediments were deposited prior to the two

main compressional events, and their relatively consistent and cyclic stratigraphy made it possible to

detect faults, fractures, and other important structural phenomena. At discovery, reservoired

hydrocarbons were a retrograde gas-condensate, and produced gas was re-injected into the reservoir

after liquids were extracted. This process helped maximize liquid recovery, and over 100 MMBbls of

condensate were produced from the field.


5:30pm Social Hour

6:30pm Dinner

7:15pm Presentation

8:30pm Adjourn

Location: Brookhaven Country Club
3333 Golfing Green Dr.
Farmers Branch , TX 75234

Date: March 15, 2017, 5:30 p.m. - March 15, 2017, 9 p.m.