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AIN SOLTANE


GEOGRAPHICAL SETTING

The Ain soltane block is located in the North-western onshore Tunisia.

ACREAGE

568 Km².

GEOLOGICAL SETTING

Located in the extreme Northwestern Tunisia, AIN SOLTANE block belongs to the Tellian sheet of the Atlas belt. The tectonic framework is characterized by the multi-trending fractured network and large folds trending NE, which are crossed by master fault systems mainly trending NE, NW, and frequently staking by Triassic evaporate.

PETROLEUM SYSTEM

Reservoirs and seals

  • The main targets in the block are the Lower Eocene Bou Dabbous fractured limestones and the Senonian Abiod fractured chalky limestone. The Numidian Flysch sandstones and the Lower Cretraceous M’Cherga sandstones are defined as the second target.
 

Source Rocks

  • Four source rocks could contribute to charge the potential traps; The Ypresian Bou Dabbous dark limestones, the Cenomanian-Turonian Bahloul limestones, the Albian Lower Fahdene shale and the Lower Cretraceous M’Cherga shale.
 

Traps

  • The trap types are mainly structural including fault related traps, anticlines, roll-over anticlines, near thrust faults. Stratigraphic traps are possible; channels, bars, pinch outs, unconformity Traps


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