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Study on Oil Recovery from Egyptian Oil Shale Formations

Mina R. Shaker1, Shouhdi E. Shalaby1, and Tarek I. Elkewidy2

1Petroleum Engineering Department, Faculty of Petroleum Engineering, Suez University, Egypt
2Petroleum and Energy Engineering Department, School of Sciences and Engineering, the American University in Cairo, Egypt


Egypt is expected to undergo an excruciating energy crisis in the near future. This research presents a solution to such a crisis by developing the tremendous oil shale resources that exist in the Quseir - Safaga district in the Eastern Desert which is expected to contain around 12 Bbbl of oil and 24 Tcf of gas.

Samples are collected from different areas in the Quseir - Safaga district. Rock-Eval pyrolysis, TOC and retorting experiments of such samples are conducted to geochemically characterize the oil shale deposit and confirm its potentiality.


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