The turbulence in Libya makes one mindful of the petroleum resources and what is at stake.  Presented here by AAPG Education are articles and presentations on the geology of Libya that you might find of interest.

The Petroleum Geology of Libya (Hassan Salem Hassan):  http://sepmstrata.org/Libya-Hassan/Libya-Introduction.html

LIBYA: PETROLEUM POTENTIAL OF THE UNDEREXPLORED BASIN CENTERS—A TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY CHALLENGE
Donald C. Rusk
http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/rusk/index.htm

Total Petroleum Systems of the Pelagian Province, Tunisia, Libya, Italy, and Malta—The Bou Dabbous– Tertiary and Jurassic-Cretaceous Composite
T.R. Klett
http://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/b2202-d/b2202-d.pdf

Central Sirte Carbonates
http://energy.cr.usgs.gov/WEcont/regions/reg2/p2/tps/AU/au204312.pdf

SARIR FIELD SIRTE BASIN, LIBYA
Desert Surprise Then — and Now Some Keys to Revisit of Libya
Compiled by Jingyao Gong, AAPG Data Systems
http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/sarir/sarir.htm

Pore Pressure Prediction Based on High Resolution Velocity Inversion in Carbonate Rocks, Offshore
Sirte Basin Libya, Robert M. Gruenwald1, Javier Buitrago2, Jack Dessay2, Alan Huffman3, Carlos Moreno3, Jose Maria Gonzalez Munoz2, Carlos
Diaz2 and Khaeri Segayer Tawengi
http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2010/40551gruenwald/ndx_gruenwald.pdf

Background on Libya
Libya is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the country’s economy relies heavily on hydrocarbon exports.
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cabs/Libya/Background.html

Framework for the Exploration of Libya: An Illustrated Summary
Jingyao Gong
http://www.searchanddiscovery.net/documents/2004/libya/index.htm

Recent discoveries:
Waha JV wildcat makes discovery in Libya’s Sirte Basin
http://www.worldoil.com/Waha_JV_wildcat_makes_discovery_in_Libyas_Sirte_Basin.html

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