Morocco's Tarfaya deepwater prospects encouraging

Recent work by Enterprise Oil has shown that the deepwater extension of the Tarfaya basin, located in the Atlantic Ocean off western Morocco, has the potential to become a major hydrocarbon province.As outlined below, all the key geological elements are present. Further, the region bears many similarities to other highly productive Atlantic margin basins, such as the Gulf of Mexico, the Campos basin of Brazil, and offshore Eastern Canada (which lay alongside the Tarfaya basin prior to rifting). Click here to enlarge imageSeveral companies have recognized this potential, and this has led to a recent flurry of licensing (Fig. 1). Drilling within the next few years will reveal the true pote...

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