Global Locations of Natural Bitumen

Gilsonite

 

Natural Bitumen (Gilsonite) reserves are spread over the globe in quite a lot of regions especially within basins. With regards to the geological nature of each area, natural bitumen can be found in different forms. Many such areas are well explored, for example Utah in USA, and some are known to some extent, such as reserves of Gilsonite in Angola. There are also a number of sectors which are fully unavailable such as Syrian Natural Bitumen Deposits.

Currently known reserves of Gilsonite or natural bitumen are as follows:

Table – Global Locations of Natural Bitumen

Albania
Durres Basin
Angola
Bengo Province
Azerbaijan
Chieldag
Bahrain
Arabian Basin
Canada
Alberta Deposit
China
Xinjinag Province
Colombia
Magdanela Basin
Congo
Cabinda Basin
Ecuador
Scatterd Oil Seepages
Georgia
Natanebi
Germany
Northwest Germany Basin
Indonesia
Butun Island
Iran
Kermanshah
Iraq
Kudristan
Kazakhstan
North Caspian Basin
Madagascar
Bemolanaga
Nigeria
Ghana Basin
Russia
Lena-Tunguska
Switzerland
Val De Traverz
Syria
Trinidad & Tobacco
La Bree
United States of America
Utah State
Venezuela
Guanoco lake
Gilsonite Global Reserves

Gilsonite Global Reserves

 

References:
– Survey of Energy Resources, 2004
http://pubs.usgs.gov

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