Petroleum potential of an emerging giant gas province, Nile Delta and Mediterranean Sea off Egypt

The Nile Delta and Mediterranean deepwater trend along the northern coastline of Egypt is an emerging giant gas province situated ideally for markets in the circum-Mediterranean region. Deep potential remains largely untapped and may hold the key to the ultimate basin resource.Over 36 trillion cu ft of gas has been discovered from 276 exploratory tests since initial drilling began in 1966 (Figs. 1 and 2). Over 25 tcf of this reserve growth has occurred since 1995. Click here to enlarge imageThis explosive growth has been dominated by exploration for Pliocene age reservoirs shallower than 2,000 m below mud-line. These targets can easily be detected seismically by direct hydrocarbon indic...

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