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Structural Style and Tectonic Evolution of the Zallah-Dur al Abd Sub-basin, Western Sirt Basin, Libya

K. Abdunaser1 and K. McCaffrey2

1Libyan Petroleum Institute
2Durham University


The Zallah-Dur al Abd sub-basin area lies in the western part of the Sirt Basin of Libya. A critical analysis of the available seismic reflection and drill hole data indicates that an oblique, multi-cyclic, elongated NNW-SSE trending structurally controlled basin developed during the complex Upper Meso-Cenozoic rearrangement of Mediterranean tectonics. Multiple phases of rifting can be observed in the study area affecting a number of different horizons from Upper Cretaceous to Eocene.


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90188 ©GEO-2014, 11th Middle East Geosciences Conference and Exhibition, 10-12 March 2014, Manama, Bahrain