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International Journal of Geophysics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 187938, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/187938
Research Article

Analysis of Petroleum System for Exploration and Risk Reduction in Abu Madi/Elqar'a Gas Field, Nile Delta, Egypt

1Geology Department, Faculty of Education, Suez Canal University, Arish, Egypt
2Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt
3Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt

Received 15 February 2012; Revised 21 May 2012; Accepted 22 May 2012

Academic Editor: Jean-Pierre Burg

Copyright © 2012 Said Keshta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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