Geopolitik Energi

April 27, 2007

HYDROCARBON POTENTIAL OF SOMALILAND

“The available well, seismic, and outcrop data show that the
potential for commercial accumulations of hydrocarbons in
Somaliland is good….”

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April 25, 2007

STRATIGRAPHY AND PETROLEUM PROSPECT OF NORTHERN SOMALIA

Stratigraphy and Petroleum Prospects of Northern Somalia

SALAD HERSI, O., Quebec Geoscience Center, Ste-Foy, QC; and HILOWLE MOHAMED, A., Department of Earth Sciences, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

The sedimentary cover of Northern Somalia includes post-Triassic continental and marine strata which accumulated in basins related to the disintegration of the Gondwanaland. Among these, the Berbera and Ahl Mado basins are the most important basins stratigraphically and hydrocarbon potential. Sedimentation in both basins begins with a Jurassic continental sandstone (Adigrat Formation) overlain by interbedded units of shallow marine limestones and shales (Bihendula sequence) in the Berbera Basin, and limestone-dominated strata with minor shale and sandstone interbeds (Ahl Mado Group) in the Ahl Mado Basin. The Cretaceous section, unconformable with the Jurassic sequence, is mainly continental (Yesomma Sandstone) in the Berbera Basin, but becomes shallow-marine, sandy to pure limestone with subordinate sandstone and shale (Tisje Formation) in the Ahl Mado Basin. By the end of the Cretaceous Period, a westward marine transgression permitted shallow-marine, Paleocene – lower Eocene limestone (Auradu Formation) deposition throughout northern Somalia. This is succeeded by thick anhydrite strata (Taleh Formation) overlain by Middle to Late Eocene shallow-marine limestone (Karkar Formation). The later is the youngest stratigraphic unit straddling the Gulf of Aden. Younger strata of syn- and post-rifting, continental to shallow-marine origin are confined in discrete basins along the coast of the gulf.

Based on published and unpublished data, the geology of these basins proves that oil and gas have been generated with favorable reservoirs, as well as structural and stratigraphic traps. Moreover, continuation of these basins across the gulf, matching the hydrocarbon-producing Marib-Hajar and Say’un-Al Masila basins of Yemen, raises the hydrocarbon prospect of northern Somalia.

ABSTRACTS – ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN PETROLEUM GEOLOGISTS (AAPG) EASTERN SECTION 2000 MEETING

http://www.ogsrlibrary.com/aapg/abstracts.htm

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April 18, 2007

SIAPA OSAMA BIN LADEN?!

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Sumber: CIA

 

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April 11, 2007

KENAPA AS INCAR IRAN?

Selepas invansi Amerika Serikat (AS) ke Irak pada Maret 2003, nafsu AS ternyata masih tak bisa dibendung untuk mencoba “invansi” Iran lewat isu yang sama: nuklir. Iran dikhawatirkan akan memproduksi senjata pemusnah massal (Weapon Mass Destruction / WMD) melalui senjata nuklir. Padahal Iran telah mengklaim tenaga nuklir hanya digunakan sebagai bahan pembangkit listrik; demi perdamaian. Padahal, pada tahun 1974, Iran di bawah Shah Reza Pahlevi, AS men-support pembangunan reaktor nuklir Bushehr. Kali ini, isu ancaman senjata nuklir Iran kembali digunakan AS. Sungguh kampungan!

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Sumber: The Washington Post

Dulu, isu senjata nuklir pernah berhasil digunakan oleh AS ke Irak. AS menginvansi Irak, dunia pun seakan tak bisa berbuat banyak; termasuk Indonesia. Di AS sendiri, isu senjata nuklir dianggap sebagai “kebohongan” terhadap publik AS. Sebuah media massa AS, The Washington Post sempat mempertanyakan alasan serangan AS ke Irak. Sandi Invasi AS ke Irak bernama Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) malah diplesetkan publik AS menjadi Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL !).

Kali ini, Resolusi DK PBB diputuskan. Aneh tapi nyata, Indonesia mendukung resolusi dengan alasan mendukung penciptaan kawasan bebas senjata nuklir di Timur Tengah. Secara tak sadar, itu sebuah resolusi yang secara tidak langsung mendukung AS. AS dan sekutunya sangat berkepentingan atas wilayah Timur Tengah, demi kepentingan energy security-nya. Kepentingan energy security tersebut demi terjaganya dominasi AS di dunia. Jika begitu, apa yang diperoleh Indonesia atas keluarnya Resolusi tersebut? Tidak ada? Bisa jadi, Indonesia ditekan AS dikarenakan lemahnya kepemimpinan nasional. Sungguh memalukan.

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