Heavy crude oil fields and bitumen deposits of the Middle and Far East and Oceania

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Publication Type journal article
Author Meyer, R. F.
Title Heavy crude oil fields and bitumen deposits of the Middle and Far East and Oceania
Date 1987
Description A total of 119 heavy-oil fields are located in the Middle and Far East and Oceania, in 19 countries. Of these, 12 have ultimate recoveries of more than 500 million barrels, and nine of more than 1000 million barrels. About 97% of the total resource of 120,000 million barrels is found in the Middle East. Twelve giant fields account for 95% of the total oil. An estimated 25.7 billion barrels remains to be discovered. Numerous bitumen deposits are found throughout the area. These are in the form of rock asphalt, which has been quarried in many places, and seepages. None of the bitumen deposits is large enough to serve as a source of oil, but many are or have been used to obtain road asphalt.
Type Text
Publisher American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Journal Title Exploration for heavy crude oil and natural bitumen: AAPG Studies in Geology
Issue no. 25
First Page p. 143
Last Page p. 154
Subject heavy crude oil fields; bitumen deposits; Middle and Far East and Oceania; oil resource
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Meyer, R. F. (1987). Heavy crude oil fields and bitumen deposits of the Middle and Far East and Oceania. Richard F. Meyer, ed., Exploration for heavy crude oil and natural bitumen: AAPG Studies in Geology, 25, 143-154.
Relation Has Part Richard F. Meyer, ed., Exploration for heavy crude oil and natural bitumen: AAPG Studies in Geology; no. 25, pp. 143-154 (1987)
Rights Management (c)American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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Date Created 2013-05-15
Date Modified 2015-04-23
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6g47pdj
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