Hydrogeochemistry of Alat and Khobar aquifers in Eastern Saudi Arabia

(1992) Hydrogeochemistry of Alat and Khobar aquifers in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Masters thesis, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.


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Major ion distribution and computerized equilibrium studies were conducted on Alat and Khobar aquifers of the Eocene age in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Both aquifers are oversaturated with calcite and dolomite, and undersaturated with gypsum. The Piper's trilinear plots show the presence of three different facies in the Alat aquifer and four facies in the Khobar aquifer. The groundwater evolutionary pattern in both aquifers generally follows Chebotarev's sequence. However, the presence of seawater intrusion near Jubayl, cation exchange in Abqaiq, and water mixing on structural highs are the main superimposed processes. The total dissolved solids (TDS) in the aquifers exceeds the recommended levels for most uses, but mostly its range is suitable for municipal, stock farming and some industrial use.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Department: College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences > Geosciences
Committee Advisor: Cagatay, Mehmet Namik
Committee Members: Qahwash, Abdullatif A. and Al-Ukayli, Mustafa A.
Depositing User: Mr. Admin Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2008 13:53
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 06:03
URI: https://eprints.kfupm.edu.sa/id/eprint/9977