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Hydrocarbon Provinces of Libya: A Petroleum System Study

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Hassan S. Hassan
Hassan S. Hassan
University of South Carolina, Department of Geological Sciences, 701 Sumter St., EWS 617, Columbia, South Carolina, 29208, U.S.A. (e-mail: hassanh@email.sc.edu)
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Christopher C. G. Kendall
Christopher C. G. Kendall
University of South Carolina, Department of Geological Sciences, 701 Sumter St., EWS 617, Columbia, South Carolina, 29208, U.S.A. (e-mail: hassanh@email.sc.edu)
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Published:
January 01, 2014

Abstract

Libya produces 1.74 million barrels of oil a day. Future exploration and development will increase this amount. The producing sedimentary basins in Libya are the Sirt, Ghadamis, Murzuq, and Tripolitania Basins, collectively containing the country’s major 320 producing oil fields. The total reserves exceed 44 billion barrels of recoverable oil and 37 trillion cubic feet of gas. The Silurian and Upper Cretaceous sections, righ in type II kerogen, form the source rocks for the petroleum and gas in these basins. The petroleum systems of the five major onshore sedimentary basins—Sirt, Murzuq, Kufrah, Ghadamis, and Cyrenaica—and the offshore Tripolitania Basin are described in this paper.

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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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