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Unconventional Tight Gas in Ghadames-Berkine Basin

Monday, 12 September 2022, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.  |  Tunis, Tunisia

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Who Should Attend

Geoscientists, Reservoir Engineers, Project Managers

Course Content

In Tunisia-Algeria and Libya most of the hydrocarbon discovered so far within the Ghadames-Berkine basin were generated by the early Silurian hot shale world class ‘source rock’. The pervasive gas looked within this Silurian source rock or expelled during the Palaeozoic subsidence into the tight sand reservoirs is indeed an attractive play in this basin. In North Africa natural gas demand continues to grow, shale gas and tight sand development could help cut energy import bills and enhance energy security at least for Tunisia. Furthermore, Tunisia has an extensive pipeline network and detailed geological data but its shales and tight sand resources are not widely understood.

The aim of this one day course is to share knowledge about shale and tight gas play from exploration to development. This short course will be an opportunity for geoscientists and experts to discuss all the G&G aspects of the Silurian shales and tight sand and to compare lessons learned from field analogues. Best practice to de-risk the exploration and development of low permeability reservoirs will be exchanged and debated.

The second half of the day will be spent at ETAP’s core lab and devoted to cores observation and facies characterization of the Silurian shales and Ordovician tight sand.

Unconventional Tight Gas in the Ghadames-Berkine Basin


$500 USD
Room Assignment:
Laico Tunis Spa and Conference Center
Booking Deadline:
15 August 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.


Unconventional Tight Gas in Ghadames-Berkine Basin
Laico Tunis Spa and Conference Center
Mohamed V Avenue, Human Rights Square
Tunis, Tunis 1001


Habib Troudi Habib Troudi 2022-2022 ETAP, Tunisia
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.
Moncef Saidi Moncef Saidi 2022-2022 ETAP, Tunisia
Mr. Saidi is a petroleum geochemist. He was educated at the University of Tunis from 1980 - 1993 where he received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology specialized in Organic Geochemistry. He joined ETAP in 1987 as a young laboratory engineer and participated in almost all the projects involving source rock and oil characterization as well as basin modeling. His main interests are source rock and oil characterization, oil/oil and oil/source rock correlation, reservoir geochemistry and basin modeling. He was a leader of several fieldtrips on petroleum systems in Tunisia. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 technical papers in the National and International. He was a leader of 15 geological field trips for the account of petroleum companies and 12 for the account of ETAP (field trips post EPC conference) and EAGE.