Characteristics of Asl and Hawara (Sequence 30)
in Central Gulf of Suez
Ahmed Ibrahim AbdelShafy1, Mohamed Mahmoud ElSarawy1,
Saber Morsi Sakr1
(1) Gulf of Suez Petroleum Company (GUPCO), Cairo, Egypt
and Hawara sequences (S30) are among the important
Miocene reservoirs in the Gulf of Suez. Gupco has currently produced lot amount
of oil from this reservoir. This sequence (S30) represents a model for
developing a prolific reservoir in tectonically active basin. Facies analysis
produced from studying cores and ditch cuttings from different wells is done
including sedimentological, petrological, and paleoecological interpretations.
indicated that the clastic supply originally was derived from mountainous
bordering the western side of the Gulf of Suez. The tectonic movements as well
as the relative stand of sea level played an important role in the sand
distribution, where series of unconformities appeared from the uplifting blocks
leaded to produce accommodation zones for reservoir sand accumulated. A
depositional environment model for such S30 reservoir is constructed.
Implementing the above-mentioned factors helped in mapping reservoir Asl and
Hawara reservoir sands and enhance future exploration activities.