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Seismic response of Plio-Pleistocene siliciclastic succession in the Nile Delta off-shore, and its implication on explorative potential

Amr Talaat1, Anas El Belasy1, and Ahmed Salah1

1Belayim Petroleum Company, Egypt


The turbidite sands of the Nile Delta Plio-Pleistocene section have been demonstrated to be a good quality reservoir within Mediterranean gas province. Exploration has been based in the last decades on the definition of clear direct hydrocarbon indicators (DHI) as bright spots, flat spots, amplitude shut offs, polarity reversals etc. that contributed to considerably reduce risk. A variation in seismic response is recorded throughout the Neogene succession, where Lower Pliocene objects HI response in comparison to both the underlying Upper Miocene Abu Madi formation and to the Middle Pliocene to Pleistocene section. The direct consequence is that the lower Pliocene sectiounexplored.


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