By Don Hallett
Libya has the most important petroleum reserves of any state in Africa and because construction all started in 1961 over 20 billion barrels of oil were produced. Libya is scheduled to arrive the mid-point of depletion of reserves in 2001 and this offers a well timed aspect at which to study the nation of petroleum exploration in Libya.
A great amount of knowledge has been released at the geology of Libya, however it is scattered throughout the literature; a lot of the older information has been superceded, and several other of the foremost courses, specifically these released in Libya, are tough to discover. This e-book represents the 1st try to produce a complete synthesis of the petroleum geology of Libya. it's established completely on released facts, supplemented via the author's event received in the course of ten years paintings in Libya. the purpose of the publication is to systematically assessment the plate tectonics, structural evolution, stratigraphy, geochemistry, and petroleum structures of Libya, and gives invaluable new information on fields, construction, and reserves. This quantity will offer a prepared resource of connection with contributors and firms who desire to receive an outline of the petroleum geology of Libya, and may retailer them the exhausting job of sifting via thousands of guides to discover the information they require. The publication contains 148 newly drawn figures.
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