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MIDES


GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING

The Mides block is located in West Central onshore Tunisia.

ACREAGE

974 km².

GEOLOGICAL SETTING

The MIDES Block is part of the chotts basin, which is zone of pronounced subsidence. The area was affected by Early Mesozoic rifting, blocks faulting and evolved during the Mesozoic and Cenozoic time, as a mixed facies platform with local and periodically emerged highs.

PETROLEUM SYSTEM

Reservoirs

  • The Jurassic “J” level Oolithic limestones which tested oil and gas in the nearby Limaguess-1 well (LMG-1) are considered as primary target. In addition, the Aptian Orbata dolomite and Lower Cretaceous Sidi Aich and Meloussi sandstones may constitute promising plays.
 

Source Rocks

  • The callovian Smida shales are the main source rock, encountered in Chott area. In addition the the Upper Cenomanian to Lower Turonian laminated limestones could be considered as supplementary source rock for the area.
 

Traps

  • The main traps may include faulted anticlines; fault blocks and stratigraphic traps constitute main trap types.


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