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The petroleum geology of the West Africa margin: an introduction

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Teresa Sabato Ceraldi
Teresa Sabato Ceraldi
1
BP Sunbury, Chertsey Rd, Sunbury on Thames TW16 7LN, UK
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Richard Hodgkinson
Richard Hodgkinson
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Dana Petroleum, Kings Close, 62 Huntly Street, Aberdeen AB10 1RS, UK
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Guillaume Backé
Guillaume Backé
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BP Oman, Bait Al Salam, STS Building – Building 75B – 2nd Floor, Dohat Al Adab Street, Way Number 42136, PO Box 1649 Madinat Qaboos, PC 130 (Al Azaiba) Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
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Published:
January 01, 2017

Abstract

The continental margin of West Africa formed as result of the south-to-north rifting of Gondwana and the progressive separation of the South American and African continents. This margin has enjoyed a rich and varied exploration history and, in the 70 years or so since the first significant exploration began in the onshore area, the margin has emerged as a significant hydrocarbon-producing region. The amalgamation of hydrocarbon exploration approaches and imaginative ideas, leveraged with modern technologies, is yielding significant scientific and economic successes.

The main objective of this Special Publication is to provide an overview of the advances in our understanding of the crustal structure, tectonic evolution and Mesozoic to Cenozoic stratigraphy of the West Africa margin both onshore and offshore, with a particular focus on the petroleum geology. The papers contained in this Special Publication represent a selection from the 37 abstracts presented at the original conference in March 2014, which covered the entirety of the margin from South Africa to Morocco as well as stratigraphy from the crystalline basement to the most recent strata. The original abstracts from the conference are available through the Geological Society of London website at: http://www.geolsoc.org.uk/pgresources

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Petroleum Geoscience of the West Africa Margin

T. Sabato Ceraldi
T. Sabato Ceraldi
BP Exploration, UK
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R. A. Hodgkinson
R. A. Hodgkinson
Dana Petroleum, UK
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G. Backe
G. Backe
BP Exploration (Epsilon) Ltd, Oman
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Geological Society of London
Volume
438
ISBN electronic:
9781786203106
Publication date:
January 01, 2017

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