The Bizerte block is located in Northern onshore Tunisia.
BIZERTE block lies in Northeastern Tunisia, covering two geological domains: the imbricated zone to the north and the front Atlasic domain to the south. This zone is characterized by a specific tectonic distribution presented by Atlasic folds dissected by NW-SE trending grabens. In the block, extrusion evaporates and extensional Miocene basins are widespread.
Reservoirs and Seals
- The main targets in the block are the Campanian Abiod fractured chalky limestones, the Ypresian Bou Dabbous fractured limestones, and the Triassic fractured dolomites defined in Utique gas field (CO2.)
- The major source rocks are the Ypresian Bou Dabbous organic-rich limestones, the late cenomanian – Early turonian Bahloul laminated limestone, the Albian lower Fahdene black shale and the Barremian M’cherga black limestone.
- The trap types in this block are mainly structural including faulted anticlines, roll-over anticlines, footwall, near thrust faults, the edge of diapirs and hanging wall traps.