Geological Exploration in Murzuq Basin
The Murzuq Basin is a large intracratonic sag basin located in southwestern Libya. Exploration efforts started in this vast and remote Saharan region already in 1957 and 60 exploratory wells have been drilled to date, resulting in over 20 discoveries with around 4,000 million barrels of oil in place. Most discoveries have been made in Ordovician sandstone reservoirs sourced by hot shales of the Lower Silurian Tanezzuft Formation. Oil is already being produced and exported from the area, but the basin's total hydrocarbon potential is still poorly understood. Recent exploration - especially the major discovery and initial development of the Giant "Elephant" Field - has greatly increased interest for the area's potential. Many petroleum geologists and companies now believe that the basin may well develop into a new major hydrocarbon province which will significantly contribute to Europe's energy needs in the next decades.
This book presents papers from a conference held at Sebha University - on the eastern margins of the Murzug Basin - in September 1998.
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Chapter 5 The Absolute Age of the Quaternary Lacustrine Limestone of the Al Mahrúqah Formation Murzuq Basin Libya
Chapter 6 Carboniferous and Devonian Stratigraphy the Mrar and Tadrart Reservoirs Ghadames Basin Libya
Chapter 7 The structural development of the Murzuq and Kufra basins significance for oil and mineral exploration
Chapter 8 Petroleum source and reservoir rock reevaluation in the Kufra Basin SE Libya NE Chad NW Sudan
Chapter 15 Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Devonian to Lowermost Carboniferous Succession on the Gargaf Uplift Murzuq Basin ...
Chapter 16 Stratigraphy and hydrocarbon potential of the Lower Palaeozoic succession of License NC115 Murzuq Basin SW Libya
Chapter 17 Sedimentology and CuU mineralisation of the Upper Cretaceous Bin Affin Member Dur Waddan Southwestern El Haruj Murzuq Basin Li...
Application to origin and tectonic evolution
Chapter 19 Seismic expressions of depositional processes in the upper Ordovician succession of the Murzuq Basin SW Libya
Chapter 20 Evidence for softsediment deformation the Duwaysah Slide of the Gargaf Arch central Libya
Chapter 21 The Lower Devonian succession of the Murzuq Basin possible indicators of eustatic and tectonic controls on sedimentation
Chapter 22 Palaeostress reconstruction and tectonic evolution of the Tataouine Basin southern Tunisia
Chapter 9 Geology and Hydrocarbon Occurrences in the Murzuq Basin SW Libya
Chapter 10 Facies Models and Sequence Stratigraphy of Upper Ordovician Outcrops in the Murzuq Basin SW Libya
Chapter 11 Ordovician and Silurian Arthrophycid Ichonostratigraphy
Chapter 12 Seismic Signature of the Lower Member of the Akakus Formation Concession NC2 Ghadames Basin Libya
Chapter 13 Palynology of the Upper Tahara Formation in Concession NC7A Ghadames Basin
Chapter 14 The Structure Stratigraphy and Petroleum Geology of the Murzuq Basin Southwest Libya