Since the discovery of the Girassol and Dalia Fields in 1996, the Angolan slope basin has become a hotspot for deepwater exploration. The basin's Tertiary section, characterized by an extensive system of turbidite-generated channels that traverse the paleo-Congo submarine fan, has proven highly prospective, as demonstrated by large discoveries in Miocene and Oligocene reservoirs in Blocks 14, 15, 17, and 18. More than 7 billion bls of oil reserves have been discovered in the deepwater of the Angolan Lower Congo basin since 1996.

3-D seismic visualization and multiattribute analysis have revolutionized petroleum exploration. The ability to easily scan multigigabyte seismic...

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