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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 16 (1932)

Issue: 5. (May)

First Page: 443

Last Page: 467

Title: Petroleum Research in Northern Africa

Author(s): Henry De Cizancourt (2)


Recent investigations by the National Office of Liquid Combustibles of the French Government, with the joint support of the Compagnie Francaise des Petroles and the Bureau of Researches in Morocco, have resulted in much new information regarding the geology and structural conditions in the areas favorable for commercial oil production.

This article is a brief review of the general structural features of North Africa, including summaries of the geology in the areas where research studies and exploration work have been conducted in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Although no commercial production of importance has been developed in North Africa, there are many favorable areas. Detailed geological studies will be continued and further tests drilled in an attempt to solve some of the problems concerning the occurrence of oil in North Africa.

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