SPOT-1 satellite image of Iraq/Kuwait oil fields

SPOT-1 satellite image of Iraq/Kuwait oil fields


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Iraq/Kuwait oil fields. SPOT-1 satellite image of the north end of the Persian Gulf, showing Iraqi oil fields and Umm Qasr oil plant in Kuwait. Image approximates to true colours. North is at top. The Persian Gulf (centre right) has formed a tidal floodplain (lower right) with swampland. At upper left is the Abd'Allah Channel. Iraq is north of centre with oil fields (white dots); Kuwait is south & west, including Boubiyan Island at centre. Roads are seen in the desert, an oil pipeline (lower left), and at centre left is the large oil installation of Umm Qasr. Irrigated plots appear blue. Image by French SPOT-1, taken in August.

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