NW Peloponnese Block


acreage
3,778.3 sq.km



Araxos airport

Patras seaport

near Kefallonia and Zakynthos airports

E65 motorway and E55


Onshore 2D
2,208 Km


Kastro Killinis-1
Kastro Killinis-2
Loutra Killinis-1
Loutra Killinis-2
Loutra Killinis-101
Killini-1
Killini-2
Sosti-1
Artemis-1
Apollo-1
Neochori-1
Kelevi-1
Myrtia-1
Peristeri-1
Lanthi-1
Pelopion-1
Gastouni-1


stratigraphic setting

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Block lies over the Ionian Basin
Licencees

HELLENIC PETROLEUM 100%


The Block

The Block contains protected coastal lagoons (Kotychi and Kalogria) and low elevation marshy areas mainly to the W–NW of the area. Main rivers included are the Peiros to the north, Pineus in the central area and the Alfeus to the south. The mountain of Skolis (960m) forms an abrupt and prominent feature to the north west of the contract area. The NW Peloponnese is part of the western Hellenides thrust fault belt, which runs parallel to the coast of western Greece. Skolis mountain represents the tectonic boundary between the Ionian and Gavrovo zones and is a perfect example of compressional tectonics in a thrust fault belt. It gives the opportunity to study the structure and relationship between the Gavrovo and Ionian zones.
From a structural and geological point of view, this area is characterized by the presence of Pindos, Gavrovo and Ionian tectono-stratigraphic units. The two main relevant geotectonic zones, in terms of hydrocarbon potential in this block are, moving westward, Gavrovo and Ionian Zones, related to a N-S trending fold and thrust belt system that, especially for the Ionian area, produce oil and gas fields both in Albania and Peloponnese offshore.