Geological setting and the validity of the petroleum system logic in the Taurus Belt of Turkey

Demirel I. H.

ENERGY SOURCES PART A-RECOVERY UTILIZATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS, vol.28, no.13, pp.1225-1239, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The Taurus Belt region is located in the southern part of Turkey and includes the Tauridia highlands, the Autochthonous Taurus Units and the Allochthonous Units in the southern and northern flank of the Tauridia, respectively, and the Gondwanian Units in the southern part of the entire area. The total thickness of Palaeozoic to Cenozoic sediments ranges from 2,500 m (for the Allochthonous Units) to 10,700 m (for the Autochthonous Taurus Units). All Taurus units display many characteristics of a carbonate platform. Previous studies in the Taurus region indicate that the Paleozoic successions in the eastern and central parts of that region include some intervals of potential petroleum source rocks. Some hydrocarbon indications were found in the Akseki, Guzelsu, and Ucyildiz areas.