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Exploration and Development Challenges of A Tight Carbonate Gas Play in The Middle Eocene Apollonia Formation, Western Desert of Egypt

T. Kamel1 and H. Nagy1



Paleocene to Middle Eocene carbonates of the Apollonia Formation are present in the subsurface of a vast area of the Northern Egypt, Western Desert Basins. They also outcrop over large areas of Middle and Southern Egypt. In the Abu Gharadig Basin, Apollonia comprises typically tight micro-porous chalky carbonates that have been proven to contain movable hydrocarbons. Dry gas has been discovered and brought into production in the BED 9 and JD-T fields by Shell Egypt.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain