Saturday, 18 February 2023
Awali Field was the first field to be discovered in the Arabian Peninsula in 1932. Located 30 km south of Manama, the field continues to be a significant contributor to the local economy. It is a geologically complex field, measuring approximately 15 km long and 5 km wide and includes sixteen stacked oil reservoirs and six gas reservoirs located with in more than six thousand meters of stratigraphy.
The field visit will cover outcrops around the Jebel Al Dukhan area, the surface expression of the Awali anticline, where Eocene Dammam and Rus carbonates are exposed as a series of small Jebels and rimrock cliffs and are surrounded by younger Miocene and Quaternary deposits on the periphery. The one-day visit will give participants an overview of the structural history of the island, facies architecture and evidences of geomorphological processes active on the field. It will also cover present day oil and gas infrastructure in the field and the BAPCO Oil museum.
PHYSICAL EXCURSION AND WEATHER CONDITIONS
The amount of physical excursion is low to moderate. Certain outcrops would require walking around and gentle climbs. Walking shoes, hats and weather appropriate clothing are recommended. Weather during February can be expected to be clement with moderate to warm temperatures.
Ahmed Fateh, Ahmed Alrumaidh & Abdulkarim Alali