The recent success of Tertiary plays in the deepwater offshore central West Africa has generated exploration interest in underexplored Upper to Middle Cretaceous plays along the margin. Three areas are examined in this article, including: the upper slopes of western Ivory Coast, southern Equatorial Guinea, and northern Namibia.

Depositional sequences in the three areas have similar development but differ in depositional character and form. Initial identification of sequences is based on unconformity bound units seen on 3D seismic data. There are 6–7 major seismic sequences identified in each area. Each seismic sequence is correlated to well control for age and...

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