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Journal of Petroleum Geology

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Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.12, No.2, pp. 187-204, 1989

┬ęCopyright 2000 Scientific Press, Ltd.

PETROLEUM EXPLORATION IN THE ETHIOPIAN RED SEA

E. Savoyat*, A. Shiferaw** and T. Balcha**

* BEICIPI PO Box 213, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France.

** Ethiopian Institute of Geological Surveys, PO Box 2302, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Abstract

The Red Sea is a pericratonic Upper Tertiary basin which developed on the continental margin of Previous HitAfricaNext Hit during the separation of Arabia from Previous HitAfricaTop, and is characterized by halokinetic tectonics in the upper structural stage and block-rifting in the lower structural stage. This margin is overprinted on a pre-rift Mesozoic platform.

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