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Libya Reservoirs - Phase II, Offshore Basins

Africa / Middle East

Core Laboratories and Petroleum Research Center present the second phase of the Regional Reservoir Study of Libya - the Offshore Basins. We have obtained approval to describe, sample and analyze cores and cuttings samples from approximately thirty-three (33) wells from producing fields and exploration wells in the study area. All the major reservoir formations will be evaluated in this study.

The proposed study will focus on determining the sedimentological and fracture characteristics of the reservoirs, along with their petrographic and petrophysical properties. In addition, high resolution, quantitative biostratigraphical analyses will be performed on drill cutting samples in order to place the reservoir intervals into a regional stratigraphic framework. The analysis of seal rocks and their hydrocarbon column capacity will compliment the reservoir description. These types of data and interpretations, integrated into a regional evaluation, will significantly enhance participating companies' understanding of these reservoirs for improved exploration and exploitation efforts. The final report will be available in hard copy and HTML formats.

The primary objective of the project is to provide each participating company with detailed geological, biostratigraphical, and petrophysical characterization and evaluation of numerous conventional reservoir and seal cores taken in all major basins of Libya. This large database will significantly improve participating companies' understanding of the reservoirs and result in more successful exploration and exploitation of these fields.

Participating companies in the study will receive the following:

  • The various geological and petrophysical data generated on the conventional cores and cuttings samples will be compiled, interpreted, and presented to each participating company in a final report. The final report will summarize the data and provide a regional overview of the reservoirs in terms of significant aspects and conclusions regarding improved exploration and exploitation concepts. Each participating company will receive one copy of all reports for the study.
  • All project figures, maps and image data will be provided to participating companies in browser (HTML) format.

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