About outcrops

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These unique rock formations were instrumental in our history.

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What are geological outcrops?


Outcrops are rock formations that appear above ground representing the accumulation of sediments and fossils over millions of years.


Outcrops reveal the chemical and physical processes that formed them. This helps geologists to define and characterize potential subsurface reservoirs.


About 90 years ago, we studied outcrops across the Kingdom leading us to finding the first commercial oil well.


Outcrops were instrumental in our history, launching the journey of hydrocarbon discoveries. 


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