Extensive article on the Middle East oil industry around 1948

[Oil - Middle East]. The Petroleum Times. [Drop-title]: Review of Middle East Oil. A comprehensive illustrated review of all aspects of current developments based on a recent extended tour by Dr. C.T. Barber [...].

London, Brettenham house, June 1948.

Small folio (30 × 23.5 cm). With many reproductions of photographs, ground plans, maps, and cross-sections. Later cardboard binder.


Extract from the periodical "The Petroleum Times", containing an extensive article on oil in the Middle East. It opens with a list of Middle East oil companies and their concessions, accompanied by a map showing their oil fields, followed by a section on the future of Middle East oil. Individual chapters are devoted to the oil industry in Iran, Iraq, Bahrein, Saudi Arabia, Haifa (Israel) and Kuwait, describing the area's geology, oil fields, reservoirs, and more, illustrated with photographs and cross-sections of the soil. The first 25 and last 16 pages consist of advertisements.

Lacking the first 4 leaves of the preliminaries (probably advertisements), but the article itself complete, some leaves slightly creased, otherwise in very good condition.