Recent international oil & gas library inquiries/responses that may be of interest to others...

The online catalog library search for the USGS, Saudi Arabian mission:  
- sometimes these are cited as more than one series [ USGS Technical Record, Interagency Reports, USGS Open-File Reports, and(or) USGS Miscellaneous Maps...] ... and located in different sections within the library, but physically just one report.

Databases with onsite access from the public computers are listed at: http://library.usgs.gov/publiceresources.html
Note, many oil and gas research publications are available in the AAPG/Datapages:  http://archives.datapages.com/data/index.html

Please note, only the USGS Denver library has access to the Lyell Collection (Geological Society of London):   http://www.lyellcollection.org/search.dtl

The recent USGS Energy Resources Program publications will be available online at: http://energy.usgs.gov/
Assessment of Undiscovered Conventional Oil and Gas Resources of the Arabian Peninsula and Zagros Fold Belt, 2012
The USGS Energy Resources Program also has a publications search page, example: http://energy.usgs.gov/PublicationsAdvancedSearch.aspx

The World Geologic Maps and Datasets: http://energy.usgs.gov/OilGas/AssessmentsData/WorldPetroleumAssessment/WorldGeologicMaps.aspx

If there is something you need that we have, the Denver Library is "GID" in OCLC, borrowing information is available at: http://library.usgs.gov/visitlib.html 
[ Please note, if you are not on OCLC, we accept the ALA interlibrary loan form: http://www.ala.org/tools/libfactsheets/alalibraryfactsheet08#illform ]

Please refer to the following three examples below for the Arabian Peninsula; please let me know if you seek additional information. 

Enjoy the day!


-- the two maps in the OFR are the scanned maps of I-270-A; they are online, downloadable, and also in an interactive map interface, for example, here are the titles and links:

Map showing geologic provinces of the Arabian peninsula : http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1997/ofr-97-470/OF97-470B/arabmap.html 

Map Showing Oil and Gas Fields and Geological Provinces of the Arabian Peninsula

(2) USGS World Energy Assessment Regions, U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series 60  http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds-060/
Middle East and North Africa, Region 2: http://pubs.usgs.gov/dds/dds-060/R2.html#TOP

USGS Oil and Gas, World Energy Assessment information: http://energy.usgs.gov/OilGas/AssessmentsData/WorldPetroleumAssessment.aspx

(3) USGS Professional Paper 560: Geology of the Arabian Peninsula: 

Geology of the Arabian Peninsula; shield area of western Saudi Arabia: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp560A

Geology of the Arabian Peninsula - Yemen:  http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp560B
Geology of the Arabian Peninsula; Aden Protectorate: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp560C

Geology of the Arabian Peninsula; sedimentary geology of Saudi Arabia: http://pubs.usgs.gov/pp/0560d/report.pdf

Geology of the Arabian Peninsula - Bahrain: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp560E

Geology of the Arabian Peninsula; Kuwait: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp560F

Geology of the Arabian Peninsula; southwestern Iraq: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp560G

Geology of the Arabian Peninsula; Eastern Aden Protectorate and part of Dhufar: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp560H

Geology of the Arabian Peninsula, Jordan: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp560I

Emily Wild
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U.S. Geological Survey
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