Simon J. Beavington-Penney and Andrew J. Barnett write:Vennin et al. (2003) have provided an interesting study of the Ypresian (Eocene) El Garia Formation of Tunisia. This unit has been the subject of numerous studies, largely because it reservoirs hydrocarbons within the Gulf of Gabes (e.g. Loucks et al. 1998; Racey et al. 2001; Jorry et al. 2003). Because of the economic significance of this unit, its correct interpretation, especially in terms of the continuity and correlation of depositional sequences (and, therefore, reservoir layering) is crucial. Using the well-studied outcrops to the west...

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