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Abstract: Regional Structural Trends and Their Association with Hydrocarbon Accumulations in the Off-Shore Southern Gulf of Suez Rift, Egypt

HEIDER SAAD, Osman, Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company

Summary

Hydrocarbon accumulations in the southern Gulf of Suez are controlled by the geometries of rift-parallel normal faults, oblique faults and accomodation zones. Upper Miocene evaporites form the major vertical and lateral seal, and lower Miocene and pre-Miocene clastics form the major reservoirs. In the central and northern Gulf of Suez, lower Miocene elastics are shale rich and are an important lateral and vertical seal.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90937©1998 AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Salt Lake City, Utah