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SIDI AMOR


GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING

The Sidi Amor open block is located in the Northeastern offshore Tunisia, alongside the NE Tunisian-Italian sea border in the Mediterranean Sea. The water depth ranges between 200m and 700m.

ACREAGE

3916 km².

GEOLOGICAL SETTING

SIDI AMOR block covers three structural different domains, from North to South:

  • The overthrust domain called the “Flysh Numidian” domain, characterized by thrust sheets trending NE-SW involving series of the Oligo-Miocene,
  • The folded foredeep domain called the “Tellian domain” characterized by the presence of small size anticlines bounded by NE-SW reverse faults and NW-SE strike slip faults, the series encountered on outcrops exhibit a sedimentary sequence from Late Triassic to Upper Miocene,
  • The foreland domain, called the Atlasic domain, characterized by relatively large anticlines trending NE-SW and NW-SE grabens.

PETROLEUM SYSTEM

Reservoirs

  • The main reservoirs in the block are the Campanian-Lower Maastrichtian Abiod fractured chalky limestones and the Ypresian Bou Dabbous fractured limestones.
  • The Oligocene Fortuna sandstone and Barremain M’cherga sandstone layers constitute secondary targets in the block.
 

Source Rocks

  • The Albian Lower Fahdene black shale and the Ypresian Bou Dabbous organic-rich limestone are the main source rocks in the Sidi Amor block.
 

Traps

  • The traps are mainly structural including anticlines and folds associated with reverse faults and thrusts.


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