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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 14 (1930)

Issue: 6. (June)

First Page: 687

Last Page: 704

Title: Geology of Prospective Oil Territory in Republic of Turkey

Author(s): Shirley L. Mason (2)


The geological conditions in connection with the oil prospects of Turkey are reviewed. Typical regions are described. The Boyabad area represents small isolated grabens here and there in the mountains of Anatolia and Armenia which have been given importance by the presence of oil seepages. The Merefte area, in the forefront of a Balkan overthrust, represents the most favorable area in European Turkey. The Eastern Province area covers the extension of the Mesopotamian structural basin across the Turkish border. The eastern part of this broken by block faults and complicated overthrusts which give way to great gentle anticlines in the western part. These areas show signs of oil, but the relation of these signs to the structure and stratigraphy leads to the conclusion that d velopment could not be undertaken profitably by foreign enterprise.

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