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Geothermal studies in oilfield districts of Eastern Margin of the Gulf of Suez, Egypt

Abdel Zaher, M. ; El Nuby, M. ; Ghamry, E. ; Mansour, K. ; Saadi, N. M. ; Atef, H. (2014)
Geothermal studies in oilfield districts of Eastern Margin of the Gulf of Suez, Egypt.
In: NRIAG Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics, 3 (1)
doi: 10.1016/j.nrjag.2014.04.002
Article, Bibliographie

Abstract

Results of geothermal studies carried out at 149 onshore oil wells have been used in evaluation of temperature gradient and heat flow values of the eastern shore of the Gulf of Suez. The investigations included temperature logs in boreholes, calculation of amplitude temperature, geothermal gradients and heat flow. The results obtained indicate that geothermal gradient values are in the ranges of 0.02–0.044 °C/m and regionally averaged mean heat flow values are found to fall in the interval of 45–120 mW/m2. Temperature gradients and heat flow values change from low values eastward to high values toward the axial of Gulf of Suez rift. The result of this research work has been highly successful in identifying new geothermal resources eastward of the Gulf of Suez. Additionally, this study shows that the areas with relatively higher temperature gradients have lower oil window, mature earlier, than those with low gradient values. Thus, high temperature gradients cause to expedite the formation of oil at relatively shallow depths and narrow oil windows. On the other hand, low temperature gradient makes the oil window to be quite broad when locate at high depths.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2014
Creators: Abdel Zaher, M. ; El Nuby, M. ; Ghamry, E. ; Mansour, K. ; Saadi, N. M. ; Atef, H.
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: Geothermal studies in oilfield districts of Eastern Margin of the Gulf of Suez, Egypt
Language: English
Date: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal or Publication Title: NRIAG Journal of Astronomy and Geophysics
Volume of the journal: 3
Issue Number: 1
DOI: 10.1016/j.nrjag.2014.04.002
URL / URN: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1016/j.nrjag.2014.04...
Abstract:

Results of geothermal studies carried out at 149 onshore oil wells have been used in evaluation of temperature gradient and heat flow values of the eastern shore of the Gulf of Suez. The investigations included temperature logs in boreholes, calculation of amplitude temperature, geothermal gradients and heat flow. The results obtained indicate that geothermal gradient values are in the ranges of 0.02–0.044 °C/m and regionally averaged mean heat flow values are found to fall in the interval of 45–120 mW/m2. Temperature gradients and heat flow values change from low values eastward to high values toward the axial of Gulf of Suez rift. The result of this research work has been highly successful in identifying new geothermal resources eastward of the Gulf of Suez. Additionally, this study shows that the areas with relatively higher temperature gradients have lower oil window, mature earlier, than those with low gradient values. Thus, high temperature gradients cause to expedite the formation of oil at relatively shallow depths and narrow oil windows. On the other hand, low temperature gradient makes the oil window to be quite broad when locate at high depths.

Divisions: 11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Earth Science
11 Department of Materials and Earth Sciences > Earth Science > Geothermal Science and Technology
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