Eastern Mediterranean Workshop

First EAGE Workshop on Geophysical and Geological Challenges in the Hydrocarbon Provinces of the Eastern Mediterranean

Date
6 - 7 December
Location
St. Julian's, Malta
Registration
Closed
Call for papers
Closed

General Information

First EAGE Workshop on Geophysical and Geological Challenges in the Hydrocarbon Provinces of the Eastern Mediterranean 

Although there have been significant gas discoveries in Egypt’s Nile Basin since 1995, the Eastern Mediterranean has seen renewed interest since the 2008 discoveries in Libya, the Tamar and Leviathan (Israel), Zohr (Egyptian waters) and most recently in Cyprus. Several license rounds in recent years, and the close proximity to market makes it an appealing area for exploration and investment. 

The area is of great current interest, but many questions and challenges remain both related to the geology and complexity of imaging issues. The Eastern Mediterranean has undergone a complex tectonic evolution: The extensional rifting on the southern margin of the Neo-Tethys ocean during the Triassic to Late Jurassic, Cretaceous post rift leading to convergence of the Eurasian and African-Arabian plates and subduction along the Northern boundary. Important sedimentation during the Oligocene and Miocene and the highly significant Messinian event (salinity crisis) and the recent Pliocene sedimentation.

This workshop aims to explore challenges to understanding the geology of the Eastern Mediterranean, including seismic imaging issues, while developing an increased understanding of the key successful factors in the recent discoveries and the overall complex regional geology. 

 

List of Topics: 

  • Improved imaging solutions to illuminate the Mediterranean subsurface
  • Relation of the onshore to offshore potential
  • Pre-salt plays
  • The impact of regional geology on exploration success
  • Potential for deeper plays and the hunt for oil
  • Full Waveform Inversion case studies in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Innovative seismic acquisition designs for imaging beneath the salt