December News

Mid Eocene Damman Fm onlapping on Palaeocene-Eocene Rus Fm, Jebel Hafeet, UAE

EAGE have a strong legacy of organising first-rate conferences and workshops on Middle East geology, and the “Sixth Arabian Plate Geology Workshop: Late Cretaceous and Early Tertiary (Arabian Plate Sequences 9 & 10)” was no exception. We presented our latest work on Tectonic Controls on Late Cretaceous to Eocene Zagros Deposition in Iran, Iraq & SE Turkey.

Furthermore, in addition to two days of presentations and core exhibitions, there was the added bonus of a fantastic fieldtrip to Jebel Hafeet, led by Christoph Lehmann (BP/ADMA-OPCO) & Ewart Edwards (ZADCO). Having already worked with the Petroleum Institute (Abu Dhabi) on this spectacularly exposed four-way closing anticline, it was great (as always) to see the same rocks from a new perspective.

Outstanding outcrops, interesting company, bright sunshine and warm December weather – isn’t it great to be a geologist!?


Main image (above): Mid Eocene Damman Fm limestones and mudstones onlapping onto Palaeocene-Eocene Rus Fm, Jebel Hafeet, UAE.

Large foraminifera from the fieldtrip to Jebel Hafeet

(Left) Large foraminifera (Nummulites), Jebel Hafeet; (Right) Ewart Edwards & Christoph Lehmann