Monday, December 17, 2007
Paleozoic Oil Deposit in the Middle East
The Arabia tableland is covered with thick sediments from Paleozoic to the present. Oil pool exists from 5,000 to 9,000 feet underground. The pic shows the Wafra Oil field in the so-called Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait (click on the pic to enlarge). Reserves in the area is estimated to be approx. 5 billion barrels. Dry climate in the area makes it possible to clearly observe production facilities and stretches of road. The same Paleozoic sediments underlay Northern Israel and Syria (Palmyra) but are much deeper.