The paper Estimating the Size of the Levantine East Miditerranean Hydrocarbon Basin was prepared by AUB's Dr. Ata Elias

​​In response to discovery of Gas on the Lebanese coast, Professor Ata Richard Elias of the Department of Geology at the American University of Beirut, prepared the paper Estimating the Size of the Levantine East Mediterranean Hydrocarbon Basin. 

The paper focuses on estimating the amount of subterranean petroleum deposits along the Lebanese coast in an effort to expedite exploration efforts. The paper was particularly done to put an end the sepculative publicly touted reserve estimates of hydrocarbons along the Levantine basin. 

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