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Title: Tertiary oil discoveries whet explorer interest off Tunisia

Abstract

Prospects for increased Tertiary oil production in the S. Mediterranean have brightened with discoveries off Tunisia, but more evaluation is needed before commercial potential is known. Several groups of U.S. and European companies have tested oil in the relatively unexplored Miocene in the Gulf of Hannamet. These include groups operated by Buttes Resources Tunisia, Elf-Aquitaine Tunisia, and Shell Tunirex. Oil test rates of 1,790 to 1,800 bpd have been reported by the Buttes group in 2 Gulf of Hammamet wells. The initial discovery probably was the first Tertiary oil ever tested in that part of the Mediterranean. The discoveries have helped boost exploratory interest in the northern waters of Tunisia and northeast toward Sicily. There are reports more U.S. and European companies are requesting exploration permits from the government of Tunisia. Companies with permits are planning new exploration for 1978. Probably the most significant discovery to date has been the Buttes group's 1 Jasmine (2 BGH). The group tested high-quality 39.5'-gravity oil at a rate of 1,790 bpd. Test flow was from the Sabri Sand at 6,490 to 6,590 ft. The well was drilled in 458 ft of water.

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6689316
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OSTI ID: 6689316
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Oil Gas J.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 76:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; EXPLORATION; TUNISIA; EXPLORATORY WELLS; OFFSHORE DRILLING; PETROLEUM; AFRICA; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; DRILLING; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; RESOURCES; WELLS 020200* -- Petroleum-- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration

Citation Formats

Long, M. Tertiary oil discoveries whet explorer interest off Tunisia. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Long, M. Tertiary oil discoveries whet explorer interest off Tunisia. United States.
Long, M. Mon . "Tertiary oil discoveries whet explorer interest off Tunisia". United States.
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title = {Tertiary oil discoveries whet explorer interest off Tunisia},
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abstractNote = {Prospects for increased Tertiary oil production in the S. Mediterranean have brightened with discoveries off Tunisia, but more evaluation is needed before commercial potential is known. Several groups of U.S. and European companies have tested oil in the relatively unexplored Miocene in the Gulf of Hannamet. These include groups operated by Buttes Resources Tunisia, Elf-Aquitaine Tunisia, and Shell Tunirex. Oil test rates of 1,790 to 1,800 bpd have been reported by the Buttes group in 2 Gulf of Hammamet wells. The initial discovery probably was the first Tertiary oil ever tested in that part of the Mediterranean. The discoveries have helped boost exploratory interest in the northern waters of Tunisia and northeast toward Sicily. There are reports more U.S. and European companies are requesting exploration permits from the government of Tunisia. Companies with permits are planning new exploration for 1978. Probably the most significant discovery to date has been the Buttes group's 1 Jasmine (2 BGH). The group tested high-quality 39.5'-gravity oil at a rate of 1,790 bpd. Test flow was from the Sabri Sand at 6,490 to 6,590 ft. The well was drilled in 458 ft of water.},
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journal = {Oil Gas J.; (United States)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
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