Four geologic settings dominate oil, gas fields of Italy, Sicily

SOUTHERN ITALY-2The oil and gas fields of Italy and Sicily produce a variety of oil and gas types from a wide range of traps. The major oil and gas fields of Italy can be divided into four general structural/stratigraphic settings. These zones, which extend from west to east in the Apennine system and from north to south in the Maghrebian, consist of the:Internal zone of the Apennine thrust system;External zone of the Apennine and Maghrebian thrust systems;Plio-Pleistocene foredeep; andMesozoic carbonate foreland.1. Internal zone-Apennine thrust system.The western (internal) portion of the Apennine system is composed of stacked, imbricate thrust sheets containing rocks ranging in age from...

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