The Maktaris block is located in Eastern offshore Tunisia where water depth is less than 200m.
The MAKTARIS block is located within the Pelagian Sea. The latter acted as a carbonate platform developed since the cretaceous to tertiary times. Structurally, the block is marked by several grabens (Jerrafa and Isis) and highs related to a fault system trending WNW-ESE and volcanic activities.
Reservoirs and Seals
- The Cenomanian Isis reefal limestones represented the main reservoir target towards the southern part of the block.
- The Aptian Serj fractured dolomites and limestones represented the main reservoir target towards the northern part of the block.
- The Upper Senonian Abiod fractured chalky limestones are additional target.
- The Albian lower Fahdene black shales constitute the main and mature source rock in the area.
- The Upper Cenomanian-Lower Turonian Bahloul laminated limestones and the Ypresian Bou Dabbous limestones can be an additional source rocks.
- The mainly trap types in the block are structural, including anticlines, fault related traps and Tertiary tilted blocks.