The Offshore Nile Delta shallow horizons (Pliocene-Tortonian) have been recognized as an excellent petroleum system, while the deep horizons still remains under exploration target as proved by few scattered oil wells. The study is aimed to construct a regional structural and stratigraphic setting for the deeper horizons, to verify the hydrocarbon potentiality of the area and to display relevant entrapment styles. The Jurassic continental break up of the eastern part of the Mediterranean had the greatest role and created the major structural elements. Starting from the Oligocene to M. Miocene, the whole Nile Delta area began develop and to be influenced by the extensional tectonics related to the Red Sea-GOS opening. This greatly affected the facies and thickness variation of the stratigraphic sequence. Therefore, the new plays in deep horizons depends on the nature and timing of the structures. Many structural styles and stratigraphic plays for hydrocarbon exploration were recognized within the tested and untested areas in the Offshore Nile Delta Basin.

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