Egypt’s Future Petroleum Resources: A Revised Look into the 21st Century
John C. Dolson, Mahmoud Atta, David Blanchard, Adel Sehim, Jennifer Villinski, Tom Loutit, Karen Romine, 2014. "Egypt’s Future Petroleum Resources: A Revised Look into the 21st Century", Petroleum Systems of the Tethyan Region, Lisa Marlow, Christopher C. G. Kendall, Lyndon A. Yose
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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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This volume is intended to generate ideas for the future exploration of immature and mature basins across the Tethyan Region. From the Paleozoic to the Cenozoic, the Arabian Plate, North Africa and parts of Southern Eurasia, were on the margin of a series of Tethys seaways, Proto-Tethys, Paleo-Tethys, and Neo-Tethys. These areas evolved together and as a result they have numerous similarities in their tectono-stratigraphic history and petroleum systems. These similarities could be used to extrapolate proven petroleum systems to underexplored areas and lead to hydrocarbon discoveries. The back cover illustrates the countries that evolved along the Tethyan Region in their present day location. Countries covered in this volume are outlined.