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Petroleum Geology of Africa: New Themes and Developing Technologies

Product Code: SP207
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by: T J Arthur, D S Macgregor and N Cameron
Publication Date: 12 August 2003
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This book is out of print. It is available electronically via the Lyell Collection.


As frontier exploration in Africa moves into ever-deeper water and new basins, there is an increasing need to mitigate the high costs by reducing risk. One way of doing this is by drawing on knowledge from other areas.
The book includes regional papers ranging from syntheses on a continental scale to details of the salt tectonics of the West African margin. It also addresses the need to continue using technologies to their limits by including papers on topics as diverse as gravity interpretation and fluid inclusion studies.
The book provides essential reading for those requiring further insight into the origins of Africa’s diverse petroleum systems, and will be key to geologists and geophysicists involved in the exploration for and exploitation of oil and gas throughout Africa. Of particular note in is the supplementary CD containing maps of Africa’s petroleum basins classified by age of target reservoir system.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-128-9
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-128-4
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 296
Weight: 0.95 kg

Contents

A map compilation and synthesis of Africa's petroleum basins and systems, E G Purdy and D S Macgregor • Second and third millennium reserves development in African basins, T Hemsted • Africa's petroleum systems: four tectonic aces in the past 600 million years, K Burke, D S Macgregor and N R Cameron • Tectonic development of North African basins, M P Coward and A C Ries • Examples of salt tectonics from West Africa: a comparative approach, G Tari, J Molnar and P Ashton • Syn-rift regional subsidence across the West African continental margin: the role of lower plate ductile extension, G D Karner, N W Driscoll and D H N Barker • Play fairways of the Gulf of Guinea transform margin, D S Macgregor, J Robinson and G Spear • Prospectivity in ultra deep water: The case for petroleum generation and migration within the outer parts of the Niger Delta Apron, R Morgan • Frasnian organic-rich shales in North Africa: Regional distribution and depositional model, S Luning, K Adamson and J Craig • Aptian source rocks in some South African cretaceous basins, D Van Der Spuy • Geochemical evaluation of East Sirte Basin (Libya) petroleum systems and oil provenance, R Burwood, J Redfern and M J Cope • Gravity Signatures of Sediment Systems - Predicting Reservoir Distribution in Angolan and Brazilian Basins, W G Dickson, A Danforth and M Odegard • Optimising 3D Seismic Technologies to Accelerate Field Development in the Berkine Basin, Algeria, J M Drummond, R Kasmi, A Sakani, A J L Budd and J W Ryan • Application of fluid inclusion studies to understanding oil charge, Pre-Salt succession, offshore Angola, J Parnell and C Honghan 

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