LIBYA - The Ghadames Basin.
Early exploration by foreign companies in the Ghadames Basin resulted in small oil discoveries which were not developed, because of lack of infrastructure. In the 1970s, NOC discovered several oilfields in the Hammadah Al Hamra plateau. Although they were small, the fields were close to one another and this warranted their development by NOC. The oil is reservoired in Palaeozoic sandstones.
Another petroliferous province has been established in the south-west of that region extending from the Palaeozoic Illizi Basin of Algeria. Oil is reservoired in Palaeozoic sandstones sourced from the same prolific Silurian shales which have contributed so much oil in North Africa. There are traps in that region which occur in folded and faulted structures, as in the case of the Hammada Al Hamra Basin to the north.
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|Publication:||APS Review Gas Market Trends|
|Date:||Jul 5, 1999|
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