Geological Framework and Implication For The HC Prospectivity in the Western Mediterranean Sea

Successful hydrocarbon exploration has occurred in the Western Mediterranean since the 1960s. Advances in drilling and imaging techniques have increased recent interest in the area; however the regional understanding of the structural and tectonic controls on stratigraphy and hydrocarbon occurrence can still be greatly improved.

Examining the regional context of a series of genetically related sedimentary basins frequently reveals new insights into the hydrocarbon prospectivity of each of the basins. With this new Regional Report, Getech and GEPlan will utilise their key data and expertise to provide this regional context.

Our joint Regional Report will build a structural, tectonic and stratigraphic framework for the area, providing the context within which to build a comprehensive understanding of the hydrocarbon prospectivity of the region. The Regional Report merges:

  • GEPlan's seismic and well dataset and understanding of the tectonostratigraphic evolution and petroleumsystems of the basins in the area.
  • Getech’s expertise in interpretation of its extensive gravity and magnetic data to underpin the tectonic and geodynamic evolution of the region.

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