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Title: Total Petroleum Systems of the Illizi Province, Algeria and Libya—Tanezzuft-Illizi
Authors: Klett, T.R.
ASFA Terms: Oil and gas fields
Issue Date: 19-Jul-2000
Publisher: Denver, Central Region
Citation: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2202-A. 79 pp.
Abstract: Undiscovered conventional oil and gas resources were assessed within a total petroleum system of the Illizi Province (2056) as part of the U.S. Geological Survey World Petroleum Assessment 2000. The Illizi Province is in eastern Algeria and a small portion of western Libya. The province and its total petroleum system coincide with the Illizi Basin. Although several total petroleum systems may exist within the Illizi Province, only one “composite” total petroleum system is identified. This total petroleum system comprises a single assessment unit. The main source rocks are the Silurian Tanezzuft Formation (or lateral equivalents) and Middle to Upper Devonian mudstone. The total petroleum system was named after the oldest major source rock and the basin in which it resides. The estimated means of the undiscovered conventional petroleum volumes in the Tanezzuft-Illizi Total Petroleum System are 2,814 million barrels of oil (MMBO), 27,785 billion cubic feet of gas (BCFG), and 873 million barrels of natural gas liquids (MMBNGL).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1834/311
Related document: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/bulletins/b2202–a...
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