There are many key aspects to the geology and geophysics of the petroliferous basin systems of the eastern Gulf of Guinea, which extends from the Niger Delta to North Gabon. This article provides a background to the regional geology and focuses on the structural geology and the structural styles associated with the key tectonic episodes responsible for hydrocarbon trapping. This work results from several regional studies carried out by Exploration Consultants, based on public domain seismic and well data combined with the results of new analytical work.

The region has been divided into six geotectonic provinces (Figure 1):...

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