New Views of the Subsurface Play concepts of oil exploration in Yemen

Click here to enlarge imageMOL Hungarian Oil Co. has conducted exploration in Yemen since 1996 and operated in two blocks: North Mukalla Block 48 and SE Al Maber Block 49 (Fig. 1).As a result of our technical work, a tectono-stratigraphic model has been developed, new geochemical investigations on source rocks have been conducted, and a revised play concept has been proposed for the Marib-Shabwa and Sir-Sayun basins in Yemen.This article summarizes our work, which may be used as a basis for future exploration in the region.Two basinal settings and two basement highs constitute the structural framework of Yemen (Fig. 1). The Marib-Shabwa basin and the Sir-Sayun basin are extensional syst...

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