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MAJOURA


GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING

Majoura block is located in Central onshore Tunisia.

ACREAGE

4272 km².

GEOLOGICAL SETTING

The MAJOURA Block covers parts of the Central and Southern Atlas. It comprises NE-SW trending folds to the North and E – W trending folds to the South West, the two trends being separated by NW-SE Gafsa wrench fault. The area was affected by Early Mesozoic block faulting, followed by Mesozoic platform development with mixed facies.

The northern part of the block emerged by Late Cretaceous as part of the Kasserine Island.

PETROLEUM SYSTEM

Reservoirs

  • The Jurassic carbonates constitute the primary target within the block as indicated by the presence of good oil shows in the Limagues-1well drilled immediately to the south.
  • The deep intervals within Triassic and Paleozoic strata may constitute promising plays.
 

Source Rocks

  • The Jurassic Middle Nara shales are the main source rock within the block.
  • Towards the south, the Upper Cenomanian to Lower Turonian Bahloul laminated limestones can be an additional source rock.
 

Traps

  • The main traps may include titled fault blocks and faulted anticlines.


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