Biostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy and thermal maturity of the A1-NC198 exploration well in the Kufra Basin, SE Libya
Published:January 01, 2010
S. Lüning, N. Miles, T. Pearce, E. Brooker, P. Barnard, G. Johannson, S. Schäfer, 2010. "Biostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy and thermal maturity of the A1-NC198 exploration well in the Kufra Basin, SE Libya", Petroleum Geology: From Mature Basins to New Frontiers – Proceedings of the 7th Petroleum Geology Conference, B. A. Vining, S. C. Pickering
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The A1-NC198 exploration well was drilled in the Kufra Basin in 2007 by RWE Dea and represented only the third well in a large, 400 000 km2 frontier basin. Despite being dry and lacking any hydrocarbon shows, the well provides important data to improve the understanding of the regional petroleum play. In the 1980s and 1990s the basin's prospectivity was questioned largely because of supposed (1) lack of structuration, (2) lack of source rock and (3) thermal immaturity at Silurian level. Following a series of academic and industry studies over the past 10 years, these assertions can no...
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