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Zohr is just the beginning – Spectrum Geo

Zohr has changed ideas about the geology of the Mediterranean Sea, revealing a shallow-water environment that offers hopes of new gas discoveries, Spectrum Geo’s Karyna Rodriguez says Zohr has changed ideas about the geology of the Mediterranean Sea, revealing a shallow-water environment that offers hopes of new gas discoveries, Spectrum Geo’s Karyna Rodriguez says.
By Silvia Favasuli 31 May 2017 0 26157
A seismic survey ship at work. Zohr has changed conceptions about the Mediterranean Sea. (Woodside)

The discovery of the Zohr gas field offshore Egypt has changed the industry’s understanding of the geology of the Mediterranean Sea, showing new potential for fossil fuel reservoirs in the basin, according to seismic data specialist Spectrum Geo. 

Spectrum has collected and analysed 2D seismic data from the Mediterranean Basin in a search for carbonate reef build-ups similar to the one containing Zohr. The data shows that about five Zohr-like gas fields may be hiding in the Mediterranean, Karyna Rodriguez, vice president of geosciences at Spectrum...