N. A. Nabih, M. Talaat, and A. N. El Saeidi
Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel)
ABSTRACT: El Nezzazat, Feiran and Abu Durba Heavy Oil Reservoirs, a Clue for Heavy Oil Reservoirs Potential at the Edges of the Present Gulf of Suez, Egypt
Unconventional crude oil production will expand as the production of conventional oil will decline after 2020 (Odell, 1994). Production from the richest portions of the largest unconventional oil resources is forecasted to increase as escalating prices will allow profitable operations. This paper stresses the need to understand and reevaluate the heavy oil reservoirs in El Nezzazat, Feiran and Abu Durba blocks as a clue for ascertaining the potentialities of heavey oil reserves at the edges of the Gulf of Suez, Egypt.
The encouraging oil potentiality (proven oil of API gravity ranging from 11.4o to 19o in Miocene and pre-Miocene sandstone) of El Nezzazat, Feiran and Abu Durba blocks will add more oil reserves for the future shallow structure exploration phase. Heavy oil occure in geologic settings which are unconventional by accepted standards, yet they are economically interesting prospects in the light of modern methods of production.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90906©2001 AAPG Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado