By Edward Tawadros
''An improved and up to date variation of the unique 'Geology of Egypt and Libya'. New chapters overlaying the geology of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco were further to hide all of North Africa. furthermore, the petroleum platforms of North Africa are actually additionally mentioned and new chapters at the historical past of geological exploration in Egypt and Libya were further. This reference quantity bargains stories the tectonic parts, the geology of the Pan-African defend, and Phanerozoic geological evolution of the 5 North African nations, and describes many of the lithostratigraphic devices. together with over 2500 literature references, this quantity is a necessary details resource for geologists, geophysicists, engineers and senior scholars in geosciences and geological engineering in North Africa and the center East.''--
''An increased and up to date version of the unique 'Geology of Egypt and Libya'. New chapters protecting the geology of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco were additional to hide all of North Africa. Petroleum platforms at the moment are additionally mentioned and the historical past of geological exploration in Egypt and Libya. studies tectonic components, geology of the Pan-African protect, and Phanerozoic geological evolution of the 5 North African international locations; describes lots of the lithostratigraphic devices; includes over 2500 references''-- Read more...
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4 mmcfgd and 381 bcpd with Tulip-1 from Abu Madi sands (World Oil, July 2009). BP discovered gas with the Ji 50-2 Ruby-3 well on the WMDW Concession in Pliocene sands in 3018 ft of water. The Ruby-1X and Ruby-2 wells were drilled by RWE/ BP in 2002 and 2003, respectively. 4 mmcfgd from Cretaceous Alam El Bueib and the Jurassic Safa formations at Phiops on the S. Umbarka Concession (World Oil, July 2009). Apache mad a number of discoveries in the Western Desert in 2009, including three Jurassic discoveries which tested a total of 80 mmcfgd and 5909 bopd, the Sultan-3X which tested 5021 bopd and 11 mmcfgd from the Alam El Bueib (AEB-6) and the Safa sands on the Khalda Concession, and the Adam-1X and Maggie-1X on the Matruh Block (World Oil, Feb.
In 1865, Rohlfs travelled across Libya during his first expedition to North Africa and described Jabal Assawda in Central Libya. B. Stacey described several outcrops and discussed the subsidence of the coast near Benghazi (Stacey, 1867). Gustav Horneigal was the first European to travel from Murzuq to Tibesti in 1869 (Von Bary, 1877). In 1876–1877, Von Bary travelled over North Africa to Ghat and Tuareg (account published in German in 1890 and in French in 1898) (Von Bary, 1898). 11 Eni is Egypt’s leading producer with about 230, 000 boepd, including 37,000 boepd from the Western Desert (WO, August 2010).
In 1957, the Libyan Government granted Concession 65 in the Sirte Basin to Nelson Bunker Hunt, before the discovery of oil in the Basin. The same year, BP acquired 51% in the concession and became operator. Mobil drilled A1-57 (dry); the first well in the Sirte Basin on the Dahra Platform in 1958. The same year, the Oasis A1-32 well discovered the first commercial oil in Paleocene carbonates in the Bahi Field, followed by the B1-32 well in the Dahra Field. Mobil drilled the A1-11 discovery well in the Hofra Field, also in Paleocene carbonates.
Geology of North Africa by Edward Tawadros