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World Atlas of Oil and Gas Basins

ISBN: 978-1-4443-9005-6
496 pages
January 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Professor Li’s World Atlas of Oil and Gas Basins is a fresh and comprehensive treatise of the distribution of the world’s hydrocarbon reserves. The Atlas highlights the geographical, sedimentary and geological features of the basins, using a combination of maps and stratigraphic diagrams to depict the history, prospectivity and commercial production capacity of the reserves on a continental and country-by-country basis. 
The Atlas is an essential reference source for petroleum geologists and reservoir engineers working in hydrocarbon exploration and production. It is also a valuable and original teaching aid for university graduate and postgraduate courses.
The Atlas provides a welcome addition to the global database of the world’s energy resources and is therefore an indispensable source of information for the formulation of future strategies to exploit oil and gas reserves.
Written by one of China’s foremost petroleum geologists, the Atlas provides a rare analysis of the industry from the perspective of the country whose demand for oil and gas is set to become the largest in the next few decades. It is an important and vital scholarly work.
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Editorial Board.

About the Author.




The Geological Time Scale.

Key to Maps.

Part I Overview.

1 World Topography.

2 World Political Map.

3 Geological Map of the Continents.

4 World Tectonic Map.

5 World Map of Oil and Gas Basins.

6 Classification of Oil and Gas Basins by Geometry of Cross-Sections.

7 Classification of World Oil and Gas Fields.

8 World Map of Oil and Gas Resources.

9 Graphs of World Oil and Gas Reserves, Production and Price.

10 World Oil Trade.

Part II Asian Oil and Gas Basins.

11 China.

12 North and South Korea.

13 Mongolia.

14 Japan.

15 Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

16 Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.

17 Indonesia and East Timor.

18 Sumatra (Sumatera) Central Basin.

19 Philippines.

20 Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

21 India, Sri Lanka and The Maldives.

22 Bombay Basin.

23 Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrghyzstan.

24 Caspian Sea Oil and Gas Region.

25 Pre-Caspian Sea Basin.

26 North Ustyurt Basin.

27 Mangyshlak Basin.

28 South Caspian Sea Basin.

29 Amur (Kara-Kum) Basin.

30 Chu-Sarysu Basin.

31 Turgay Basin.

32 Fergana Basin.

33 Afghan-Tajik Basin.

34 Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Kura Basin.

35 Middle East.

36 Iran and Iraq.

37 Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen.

38 Persian Gulf Oil and Gas Region.

39 Geological Map of the Persian Gulf Oil and Gas Region.

40 Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Cyprus, Palestine and Israel.

Part III African Oil and Gas Basins.

41 Egypt.

42 Libya.

43 Sirte Basin.

44 Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

45 Mauritania, Western Sahara, Senegal, Gambia, Mali and Burkina Faso.

46 Guinea, Guinea Bissau and Sierra Leone.

47 Liberia, Cote D’ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin.

48 Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Sao Tome and Principe and Equatorial Guinea.

49 Niger Delta Basin.

50 Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Gabon.

51 Zambia, Angola and Malawi.

52 Sudan, Central Africa and Chad.

53 Muglad Basin.

54 Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Eritrea.

55 Kenya and Uganda.

56 Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

57 Mozambique, Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius and Reunion.

58 Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.

Part IV European Oil and Gas Basins.

59 Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Bulgaria and Macedonia.

60 Carpathian Basin.

61 Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia.

62 Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

63 Austria, Italy, Albania, Greece, San Marino and Malta.

64 Spain, Portugal and Andorra.

65 France, Netherlands, Belgium and Monaco.

66 United Kingdom and Ireland.

67 Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.

68 North Sea Oil and Gas Region.

69 Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova.

70 Dnept-Donets Basin.

71 Russia.

72 Oil and Gas Pipelines of Russia and Neighbouring Countries.

73 Volga-Urals Basin.

74 Timano-Pechora Basin.

75 West Siberia Basin.

76 East Siberia Basin.

77 North Kavkaz Basin.

78 Sakhalin Basin.

Part V North American Oil and Gas Basins.

79 Canada.

80 Western Canada Oil and Gas Region.

81 USA.

82 Los Angeles Basin.

83 Rocky Mountain Basins.

84 Williston Basin.

85 Michigan Basin.

86 Mexico Gulf Oil and Gas Region.

87 Appalachian Basin.

88 Alaska Oil and Gas Region.

89 Mexico.

90 Tampico Basin.

91 Caribbean Sea Region.

Part VI South American Oil and Gas Basins.

92 Colombia and Ecuador.

93 Venezuela, Guyana and Surinam.

94 Maracaibo Basin.

95 Venezuela East Basin.

96 Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay.

97 Putumayo Basin.

98 Brazil and Uruguay.

99 Campos Basin.

100 Chile and Argentina.

Part VII Australasia and the Poles.

101 Australia and Papua New Guinea.

102 Gippsland Basin.

103 New Zealand, Samoa, Fiji and Tonga.

104 Antarctica.

105 Arctic Ocean.


Index of Countries.

Index of Basins.

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Born in China’s northern Gansu Province, Professor Li Guoyu was educated at Lanzhou University and Beijing Petroleum Geology College. He has written close to 70 books and more than 30 scholarly papers on petroleum geology and has spent many years developing a theory of Sedimentary Basins that portrays an optimistic prognosis of oil and gas reserves in the world. Li Guoyu has combined his academic research with industry experience working with China’s largest petroleum company and the Chinese Ministry of Energy. He is an Honorary Academician with the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Li Guoyu is married with children and grandchildren and resides in Beijing.
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“It is also useful for teaching petroleum geology as the maps and cross-sections provide many good examples … I found the book very easy to use. The maps and cross-sections are easily understood.”  (Reference Reviews, 2012)

"Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers." (Choice, 1 August 2011)

"This is a truly remarkable atlas . . . Therefore, the atlas is presented as an ‘indispensible source of information for the development of future strategies to exploit oil and gas reserves . . . On the contrary, because of its global perspective and the links between geology and production history, the quick overview of the geological potential and the hydrocarbon industry of different countries or basins may be of great use to general managers, journalists, students, or the interested public." (Geologica Belgica, 1 September 2011)


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