The SGS conducts geologic surveys in all regions of Saudi Arabia, with specific focus areas in the Arabian Shield and in the sedimentary cover. The surveys shall produce geologic maps of different scales for all of the regions. The SGS also creates and publishes detailed structural maps, which are used in infrastructure projects and in geologic hazard studies. They are also used in mining and quarrying activities.

 

Current Targets:

- Completion of a series of geological maps of the sedimentary cover in all regions of the Kingdom using different scales.

- Completion of a series of geological maps of the Arabian Shield in different scales.

- Study of the composition and geologic characteristics of crystalline and sedimentary rocks in order to locate potential deposits of minerals and industrial rocks.

- Study of geologic structures related to subsidence and cavitation in areas with sedimentary cover, fractures, landslides, and crustal movements in the Kingdom’s regions. 

 

 

2018 Projects:

- Wadi Kamal mapping project in a scale of 1:100,000 in the western Arabian Shield.

- Bijadia Quadrangle mapping project in a scale of 1:100,000 in the central-eastern area of the Arabian Shield.

- Uwaiqilia Quadrangle geologic mapping project in the northern borders.

- Study on the stratigraphic sequences of Saudi Arabia (the report on Paleozoic rocks has already been completed and is now under technical review).

- Compilation of geologic maps of Saudi Arabia (maps of a portion of the continental shelf).