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Proven Cretaceous and Eocene Plays in Central Tunisia: Petroleum Systems, Structural Styles and Trap Types

Organized by ETAP

Thursday, 15 September Saturday, 17 September 2022, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Tunis, Tunisia

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Who Should Attend

Geologists, Geophysicists, Reservoir Geologists/Engineers

Course Content

This field trip is an overview of the proven cretaceous and eocene plays in the foreland of the Atlas System in the Central Tunisia (Pelagian Basin). In order to get a deep insight into the reservoirs facies and depositional systems, the impact of natural fracturing on reservoir behavior and the source rocks characterisation we are going to visit the spectacular outcrops along the NS axis ridge in central Tunisia. Core interpretations from wells will be compared with outcrops, and the trap types and genesis in relation with the tectonic style will be discussed with particular emphasis in salt tectonics.

We will focus on carbonate reservoirs of the Aptian Serdj, the Late Senonian Abiod and the Eocene Garia/Boudabbous Fms.  Source rocks of the Bedoulian Sidi Hamada, the Albian Fahdène and the Early Turonian Bahloul Fms. will be investigated and the trap timing in relation to the charge will be discussed. On the last day, we will visit the third largest oil field, the Sidi El Kilani oil field and then the Archaeological Museum of El-Jem.

Itinerary Roster

  • Depart From: Laico Tunis Spa and Conference Center
  • Day 1: Kairouan
  • Day 2: Visit the third largest oil field, Sidi El Kilani, then visit the Archaeological Museum of El-Jem.
  • Return To: Laico Tunis Spa and Conference Center


$950 USD
Registration Deadline:
15 August
Fee Includes:
Food and transportation from 15 – 17 September 2022
Accommodation for the nights of 15 and 16 September 2022

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation deadline is 14 August 2022. Cancellations received on or before the 14th August 2022 will be charged $100. Cancellations received after the 14th August will be charged the full amount.


Proven Cretaceous and Eocene Plays in Central Tunisia: Petroleum Systems, Structural Styles and Trap Types
Laico Tunis Spa and Conference Center
Mohamed V Avenue, Human Rights Square
Tunis, Tunis 1001


Habib Troudi Habib Troudi 2022-2022 Exploration Advisor, ETAP
Habib Troudi is an experienced geoscientist with a demonstrated history of working in the oil and energy industry. Skilled in petroleum exploration & development, petroleum geology, and energy industry. Strong business development professional with a PhD focused in Petroleum Geology from Tunisia University. Has held several management positions at national and operating oil companies, the last two position were exploration geoscience Team Leader with OMV and Exploration Advisor with ETAP NOC Tunisia. Leading with international experts of many new venture projects in Middle East and North Africa basins. Author of more than 40 papers dealing with all exploration topics including tight gas and unconventional plays. Leader of numerous geological fieldtrips for the account of international oil companies and conferences.
Fares Khemiri Fares Khemiri 2022-2022 Regional Studies Department, ETAP
Fares Khemiri has a Masters Degree in Geology from the Faculty of Sciences of Tunis. He has worked as contractual assistant professor in the Faculty of Sciences of Gafsa and then joined ETAP as an Exploration Geologist. Currently he is the Head of Regional Studies Department. He mentored young staff and students, organizer and leader of technical fieldtrips during Tunisian Exploration and Production Conferences (EPC) and author of numerous scientific papers.
Anis Belhaj Mohamed Anis Belhaj Mohamed 2022-2022 Tunisia Geochemistry Lab, ETAP
Anis Belhaj Mohamed has extensive knowledge in geochemistry and holistic interpretation of the hydrocarbon charge component in conventional and unconventional petroleum systems. Head of ETAP Tunisia Geochemistry Lab. since 2010.