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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 55 (1971)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1603

Last Page: 1630

Title: Petroleum Developments in Middle East Countries in 1970

Author(s): John F. Mason (2), Quentin M. Moore (3)


Petroleum production in Middle East countries in 1970 totaled 5,064,946,000 bbl at an average rate of 13,876,564 b/d, compared with 4,525,475,000 bbl or 12,398,561 b/d in 1969. The principal production increases were in Iran, Kuwait, the Neutral Zone, Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi.

New fields were found in Iran, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai, and a new field was under development in Oman.

There were no exploratory activities in the Neutral Zone, Bahrain, Al Fujairah, Hadramaut-Mahra Sultanate, or Lebanon. The main areas of exploratory work were in Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the southern Gulf (both onshore and offshore).

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