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Ali Al-Juboury

University of Mosul

A petroleum-related sedimentary petrographic researcher, winner of many awards for scientific achievements.


Petrology Sedimentary Rocks Source Reservoir Cap Petroleum Mineral Resources Igneous Metamorphic Significance Implications Importance

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Sedimentary petrology is one of the main branches of petrology that deals with occurrence, composition, texture and other characteristics of the chemical, biogenic and detrital sedimentary rocks. This book will focus on the importance and implications of these sedimentary rocks in petroleum industry. Shale and some types of limestones rich in organic matter commonly are source rocks for petroleum, sandstones, limestones and dolomites are the common types of reservoir rocks, whereas, evaporites and some impermeable shale are recorded as cap or seal rocks that prevent oil, gas, or water from migrating from reservoirs or aquifers to the surface. Proposals that deals with various implications of all types of sedimentary rocks in the petroleum system ( source, reservoir and seal rocks) and in relation to exploration, drilling, and production processes of petroleum industry are highly welcomed.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the significance of sedimentary rocks in various oilfields throughout the world and how they benefited the petroleum industry.

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Date completed: November 11th 2020

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Deadline for chapter proposals: December 9th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: February 7th 2021

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Review results due: April 28th 2021

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Expected publication date: June 27th 2021

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Ali Al-Juboury

University of Mosul

Ali Ismail Al-Juboury is a professor in the Geology Department, University of Mosul, Iraq. He obtained his BSc in Geology and MSc in Sedimentology in 1980 and 1983, respectively, and his PhD from Comenius University, Slovakia, in 1992. He has published more thah 100 papers in local and peer-reviewed journals in the fields of mineralogy, petroleum geology, sedimentology, and geochemistry. He is a member of numerous international societies and serves on the editorial board of the Iraqi Geological Journal and International Sedimentology and Stratigraphy Journal of Oil and Gas Basins, Azerbaijan, and International Journal of Geophysics and Geochemistry (American Association of Science and Technology). He has received several awards, such as the Distinguished Scholars Award from the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Kuwait, in 2009, and the Science and Technology (Geology) Award from the Islamic States in 2014.

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