Libya offers considerable opportunities in petroleum exploration and production. This GIS atlas and report, which is being updated annually, provides an independent technical assessment of all the oil and gas fields and discoveries of the country, onshore and offshore.
North Africa / Arabia :
Clark-Lowes, D.D. (1980).
Sedimentology and mineralization potential of the Saq and Tabuk formations. Saudi Arabian Ministry for Mineral Resources, Open File Report DGMR-767. Riyadh, 88p.
Clark-Lowes, D.D. (1985).
Aspects of Palaeozoic cratonic sedimentation in southwest Libya and Saudi Arabia. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, London University, 286p.
Clark-Lowes, D.D. & Ward, J. (1991).
Palaeoenvironmental evidence from the Palaeozoic "Nubian Sandstones" of the Sahara. Proceedings Third Symposium on the Geology of Libya, Tripoli, Libya, 1987. In: M.J. Salem et al. (Eds), The Geology of Libya. Elsevier, London, Vol. VI, pp 2099-2153.
Boote, D.R.D., Clark-Lowes, D.D., Traut, M.W. (1998).
Palaeozoic petroleum systems of North Africa. In: Macgregor, D.S., Moody, R.T.J. & Clark-Lowes, D.D. (Eds) 1998. Petroleum Geology of North Africa. Geological Society, London, Special Publication No. 132, 7-68.
Traut, M.W., Boote, D.R.D. & Clark-Lowes, D.D. (1998).
Exploration history of the Palaeozoic petroleum systems. In: Macgregor, D.S., Moody, R.T.J. & Clark-Lowes, D.D. (Eds) 1998. Petroleum Geology of North Africa. Geological Society, London, Special Publication No. 132, 69-78.
Boote, D.R.D. & Clark-Lowes, D.D. (abstract 2000).
The evolution of Palaeozoic sourced petroleum systems on the North African platform. Paper presented jointly by the authors at Petroleum Group (Geol.Soc.) and PESGB conference on "Petroleum Systems and Evolving Technologies in African E & P", London.
Clark-Lowes, D.D. (2005).
Arabian glacial deposits: recognition of palaeovalleys within the Upper Ordovician Sarah Formation, Al Qasim District, Saudi Arabia. Proceedings of the Geologist’s Association, vol 116, pp331-347. (received highly-cited author award for 2005-2008)
Clark-Lowes, D.D. (2008).
Depositional model for the distribution of Silurian hot shale and Mamuniyat reservoir facies in the Al Kufrah basin. In: Salem, M. J. and El-Hawat, A. S. (Eds) 2008. Geology of East Libya, Earth Science Society of Libya, Vol.1, pp.179-186
In 2008 papers were presented on historical impact of new concepts and techniques in Libyan exploration at conferences in Cape Town (AAPG) (October) and Libya (November).
Clark-Lowes, D.D. (in press).
New geological concepts in the evaluation of the Southern basins of Libya, with particular reference to the El Shararah trend of the Murzuq Basin. Paper presented at the Southern Basins of Libya Conference in Tripoli (November 2008) on the history of new technologies in exploration in the Murzuq Basin, Libya.
Other papers / reports:
Clark-Lowes, D.D. & Yeats, A.K. (1977).
The hydrocarbon prospects of Botswana. Geological Survey Department, Open File Report. Lobatse, Botswana, 54p.
Clark-Lowes, D.D., Kuzemko, N.C.J. & Scott, D.A. (1987).
Structure and petroleum prospectivity of the Dutch Central Graben and neighbouring platform areas. In: J. Brooks and K. Glennie (Eds), Petroleum Geology of North-West Europe. Graham & Trotman, London, pp 337-356.
Martin, J.M. & Clark-Lowes, D.D. (1989).
Geological modelling of heterogeneous sandstone reservoirs. Paper presented jointly at Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Seminars in Delhi and Bombay, India, organised by the Energy Industries Council and the DTI, 13p.