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Egypt’s Future Petroleum Resources: A Revised Look into the 21st Century

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John C. Dolson
John C. Dolson
DSP Geosciences and Associates, LLC, 4205 Lennox Dr., Coconut Grove, Florida, 33133, U.S.A. (e-mail: johndolson@dspgeosciences.com)
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Mahmoud Atta
Mahmoud Atta
Transglobe Exploration, 10, St. 261, New Maadi, Cairo, Egypt (e-mail: matta@trans-globe.com)
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David Blanchard
David Blanchard
Energy XXI, 1021 Main, Suite 2626, Houston, Texas, 77002, U.S.A. (e-mail: dblanchard@energyxxi.com)
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Adel Sehim
Adel Sehim
Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (e-mail: alsehim@hotmail.com)
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Jennifer Villinski
Jennifer Villinski
BP, Chertsey Rd., Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex TW16 7LN, United Kingdom (e-mail: jennifer.villinski@me1.bp.com)
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Tom Loutit
Tom Loutit
FROGTECH, Suite 7, Deakin House 50 Geils Court, Deakin West P.O. Box 250, ACT 2600, Australia (e-mails: tloutit@frogtech.com.au; kromine@frogtech.com.au)
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Karen Romine
Karen Romine
FROGTECH, Suite 7, Deakin House 50 Geils Court, Deakin West P.O. Box 250, ACT 2600, Australia (e-mails: tloutit@frogtech.com.au; kromine@frogtech.com.au)
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Published:
January 01, 2014

Abstract

Egypt has a statistical yet-to-find in excess of 37 BBOE (218 TCF). At least 12 major tectonostratigraphic events control a multitude of trapping styles and petroleum systems. Source rocks span Paleozoic through Miocene ages, and reservoirs are productive from Basement to Pleistocene. Future significant conventional resource additions will largely come from either semi-isolated basins in Upper Egypt or the Red Sea, or from deeper pools in the Western Desert and Nile Delta. Substantial unconventional resources may come primarily from the Abu Roash Formation in the Abu Gharadig Basin, and perhaps the Gulf of Suez Thebes and Brown Limestones. In this paper, we explore the geological setting of these new plays with an emphasis on the deeper petroleum systems and insights from new regional mapping, geochemical, and seismic data.

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AAPG Memoir

Petroleum Systems of the Tethyan Region

Lisa Marlow
Lisa Marlow
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Christopher C. G. Kendall
Christopher C. G. Kendall
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Lyndon A. Yose
Lyndon A. Yose
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
106
ISBN electronic:
9781629812663
Publication date:
January 01, 2014

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