Mineralogy and source rock evaluation of the marine Oligo-Miocene sediments in some wells in the Nile Delta and North Sinai, Egypt


El Sheikh H., Faris M., SHAKER F., Kumral M.

JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES, vol.118, pp.163-173, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 118
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2016.03.001
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.163-173

Abstract

This paper aims to study the mineralogical composition and determine the petroleum potential of source rocks of the Oligocene-Miocene sequence in the Nile Delta and North Sinai districts. The studied interval in the five wells can be divided into five rock units arranged from the top to base; Qawasim, Sidi Salem, Kareem, Rudeis, and Qantara formations.