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By Edward Tawadros

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ISBN-13: 9780203130612

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''An improved and up-to-date version of the unique 'Geology of Egypt and Libya'. New chapters overlaying the geology of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco were further to hide all of North Africa. in addition, the petroleum platforms of North Africa at the moment are additionally mentioned and new chapters at the heritage of geological exploration in Egypt and Libya were extra. This reference quantity offers experiences the tectonic parts, the

''An extended and up to date variation of the unique 'Geology of Egypt and Libya'. New chapters protecting the geology of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco were additional to hide all of North Africa. Petroleum structures are actually additionally mentioned and the historical past of geological exploration in Egypt and Libya. experiences tectonic components, geology of the Pan-African safeguard, and Phanerozoic geological evolution of the 5 North African international locations; describes many of the lithostratigraphic devices; includes over 2500 references''-- Read more...

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The Ras Budran Field was discovered by Deminex (SUCO) in Paleozoic and Lower Cretaceous Nubian “A” sandstones in the Gulf of Suez, with estimated reserves of 150 million barrels of oil. In the Western Desert, the East Razzak Field was discovered in the Upper Cenomanian Abu Roash “G” and Baharia formations. In 1979, the Bakr W K Field was discovered in Miocene sands by the GPC onshore the Gulf of Suez. Exploration by Shell on its two concessions; Badr El Din and Sitra, in the Western Desert acquired in 1979, led to the discovery of the two fields in the early eighties.

The first volume contained a paper by Desio (1939b) and a map of Libya at the scale of 1:3,000,000, as well as a report by Lapparini on the Oligocene foraminifera of the Derna area. Desio confirmed the observations of Gregory (1911a) and Pfalz (1938) on Cyrenaica and suggested that the Cyrenaica terraces represented step faults. Tavani (1938,1939, 1946) described pelecypods from the Miocene of Cyrenaica and identified new species. Coggi, L. (1940) described Triassic fossils from Jifarah. In 1940, Desio (1942) made another journey to north-eastern Tibesti sponsored by the Italian Royal Geographic Society.

The following year, in 1944, led a scientific mission to Fezzan in West Libya (1944–1945) (Dalloni, 1945). In the early 1950s major political changes took place in Libya, Egypt and neighboring countries which led to the restructuring of most of the geological and petroleum exploration organizations and laws. Libya gained independence from Italy on Christmas Eve of 1951 and a federal constitutional monarchy was formed under King Idrisi. Active exploration for oil started in Libya in 1954 after the discovery of oil in neighboring Algeria and a Minerals Law for allocating permits to foreign oil companies was introduced.

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