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JALTA


GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING

Jalta block is located in Northern offshore Tunisia.

ACREAGE

8208 km².

GEOLOGICAL SETTING

The JALTA block is located in the offshore continuation of the North African-overthrust belt (Maghrebides). It corresponds to a gently sloping continental shelf, including “La Galite” archipelago that is made of Oligo-miocene flysch associated with Miocene igneous rocks. The shelf geology seems to resemble the onshore Tellian Atlas.

PETROLEUM SYSTEM

Reservoirs

  • Potential reservoirs include Oligo-Miocene clastic turbidites within the Numidian flysch, Ypresian fractured limestones and Upper Senonian Abiod fractured chalky limestones.
 

Source Rocks

  • The Cretaceous and Eocene organic-rich facies, identified at the onshore area, indicate that mature source beds exist in the area.
 

Traps

  • Potential traps are mainly structural with thrust-related traps.


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