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Prospects of stratigraphic oil accumulations of the upper Jurassic to middle Cretaceous rocks of southern Iraq

Sayyab Abdullah

Bulletin of the College of Science, University of Baghdad 9: 137-146


Accession: 018255229

A preliminary study of the data received from petroleum exploration in southern Iraq suggests that large stratigraphic traps may exist in beds ranging from the upper Jurassic to middle Cretaceous, especially in areas bordering the Tigris and Euphrates valleys. Justification for a large-scale drilling program cannot be sought without the accumulation of more information. However, even with the available data, southern Iraq is, theoretically, an interesting area for future stratigraphic oil exploration.

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