Maps Showing Geology, Oil and Gas Fields and Geologic Provinces of the Arabian Peninsula

Open-File Report 97-470-B
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This digital map compilation, which includes geology, geologic provinces, and oil and gas fields of the Arabian Peninsula, is part of a map series of the world produced by the U.S. Geological Survey World Energy Project. The goal of the project is to produce a worldwide assessment of the undiscovered, technically recoverable oil and gas resources and report these results by the year 2000. To assess the world's petroleum, a sequence of steps is being undertaken proceeding from defining geologic provinces of the world at a comparable scale, allocating oil and gas fields to these provinces, defining petroleum systems within these provinces, and ultimately assessing the undiscovered petroleum potential of selected provinces of the world. A more in-depth discussion of the geologic provinces and their relative ranking in terms of total known petroleum volume is given in USGS Open File Report 97-463 (see Klett and others, 1997).

Suggested Citation

Pollastro, R.M., Karshbaum, A.S., and Viger, R.J., 1999, Maps showing geology, oil and gas fields and geologic provinces of the Arabian Peninsula: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-470-B, 14 p.,

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

ISSN: 0196-1497 (print)

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Maps showing geology, oil and gas fields and geologic provinces of the Arabian Peninsula
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 97-470
Chapter B
DOI 10.3133/ofr97470B
Edition Version 2.0
Year Published 1999
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Description 14 p.
Country Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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