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“Exploration Workflow In Frontier Basins: The case study of the Levant Basin offshore Lebanon” Seminar - 29 November 2017

Posted November 24, 2017

SOE Research Seminar Series

You are cordially invited to attend a Seminar entitled:

“Exploration Workflow In Frontier Basins:

The case study of the Levant Basin offshore Lebanon”

Given by

Dr. Ramadan Ghalayini, Exploration consultant and project manager,

Lebanese Petroleum Administration and Ministry of Energy and Water


Date: Wednesday November 29, 2017

Location: Medical Auditorium

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00 p.m.


The Levant basin is emerging as a world-class, deepwater gas province. More than 70 tcf of natural gas were discovered so far in this region. The discovery of giant reservoirs in the southern Levant and south of Eratosthenes, namely the Leviathan and Zohr, attests to the increasing potential of this area. Emerging new plays, such as the Carbonate reef buildups, and the un-explored Lebanese offshore, point that additional discoveries are very possible in the future.

The Levant basin offshore Lebanon is considered as a frontier basin resulting in high exploration risk. This risk is mitigated by a dense coverage of 2D and 3D seismic data covering up to 85 % of the Lebanese exclusive offshore economic zone. Still, the lack of well data causes large uncertainties and increases the risk of exploration. In this presentation, the uncertainties associated with exploration will be discussed with examples from the Levant Basin offshore Lebanon. The results of numerous studies which have been performed to better understand the geology of the region, will be shown. 



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