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Journal of Petroleum Geology

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Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.15, No.2, pp. 187-210, 1992

┬ęCopyright 2000 Scientific Press, Ltd.

TECTONOSTRATIGRAPHIC FRAMEWORK AND
HYDROCARBON POTENTIAL OF THE RED SEA

D. J. W. Mitchell*, R. B. Allen**, W. Salama*** and A. Abouzakm****

* BP Exploration, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK.

** Earth Sciences and Resources Institute, University of South Carolina. Columbia, USA.

*** Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation, Cairo, Egypt.

**** Consultant, World Bank, Cairo, Egypt.


Abstract

Drainage and sedimentation patterns, present-day and historically, relate to major north-trending fracture and fault systems, which form topographic breaks in the Precambrian rift shoulders. Extensive Miocene depocentres are developed on the Sudanese and Ethiopian margins.

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