Dr Said Beghoul, member of GASS and Dr Abdelkader Saadallah, president founder of GASS took action to launch by this document. Our aim is to build up a THINK TANK within and all around GASS (Geo Africa Sciences Society) targeting to get more strength by acting, thinking and sharing. A synergy focussed on OIL & GAS IN AFRICA.
It is a huge ocean!
Therefore, we will highlight the key elements the geoscientists, in its large meaning, and not only petroleum geologists, would like to know to enrich their experience and reflect by contributing.
Think differently to contribute solving challenges we already face, while they are evolving drastically in the near future. Not only in petroleum industry, but spreading all around the whole economy globally. In the same time the first step in the renewable energies are at hand.
In the petroleum community, it is well known that oil & gas are first located in geoscientist minds, before they are spotted on the earth to be targeted by drilling.
Experience matters a lot!
Sharing it in a Co, or within an institution is vital; at Africa scale is our ambition! We are strongly willing that GASS should, more and more, contribute! Sharing it at a continental scale!
We aim to build it up by gathering all, by boosting a synergy among geoscientists, with different and complementary paths, following generations, to learn from mistakes and successes, from young and grey hairs, to make it a valuable experience for all.
An invaluable capital of human and competence in constant progress and perpetual enrichment.
In Algeria, for instance, a billion strategic questions are there on the table, such as:
In what areas in the South Precambrian basement might be a reservoir due to secondary migrations of hydrocarbons, such as in Yemen for instance?
Following the collage side by side of the Saharan Platform to the North Atlasic, during the Upper Eocene (-40 Ma), along the major South Atlasic Fault, toward what domains the secondary migrations of hydrocarbons occurred within the Atlasic Domain?
The Saharan Atlas is considered as a prospect, following several studies, but how to differentiate between false traps (false anticlines) from actual hydrocarbons traps?
Regarding the prior-Triassic formations, where are they the most accessible under the less thick Triassic layer?
The shale gas can be profitable in Algeria? Is it a source of pollution for the underground water resource almost fossil in the South?
These are, among others, issues that any approach, will cost billions to save from expenses or to harvest!
A. Saadallah & S. Beghoul, February 25, 2016