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Stratigraphy and Depositional Systems of the Southern Tethyan Region

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Christopher G. C. Kendall
Christopher G. C. Kendall
University of South Carolina, Department of Geological Sciences, 701 Sumter St., EWS 617, Columbia, South Carolina, 29208 U.S.A. (e-mail: kendall@geol.sc.edu)
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Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan
Abdulrahman S. Alsharhan
Middle East Geological and Environmental Establishment, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, Establishment, P.O. Box 17325, Al-Ain, U.A.E. (e-mail: firstprof101@gmail.com)
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Lisa Marlow
Lisa Marlow
Halcon Resources, 1000 Louisianna St., Houston, Texas, 77002 U.S.A. (e-mail: lisarmarlow@yahoo.com)
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Published:
January 01, 2014

Abstract

The Southern Tethys Margin region combines the Arabian, North Africa, and Southern Eurasia plates. For much of geologic history the Phanerozoic sedimentary fill over these plates had a common history with similar tectonic, depositional settings, and a stratigraphy that often can be correlated across many parts of the region. This same sedimentary fill has prolific proven accumulations of hydrocarbons and many more remain to be found. Historically the focus of exploration has been confined to the giants and super-giants of the Middle East and North Africa. These proven petroleum systems contain numerous new plays that can be expected to evolve to new hydrocarbon discoveries. Similarly, regions paralleling the Southern Tethys may contain other large hydrocarbon accumulations matching those of the traditional Middle East regions, but as yet are underexplored in these exploration frontiers. This chapter highlights the stratigraphy and depositional settings of the Southern Tethyan region and its numerous petroleum systems. The intent of this chapter and AAPG Memoir 106 is to spark future exploration in the region.

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AAPG Memoir

Petroleum Systems of the Tethyan Region

Lisa Marlow
Lisa Marlow
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Christopher C. G. Kendall
Christopher C. G. Kendall
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Lyndon A. Yose
Lyndon A. Yose
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
106
ISBN electronic:
9781629812663
Publication date:
January 01, 2014

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