Oil discoveries such as the Jubilee Field located in the Equatorial Atlantic have encouraged exploration in sheared margins worldwide. Sheared margins have a thermal history, which is different from that of extensional margins. Recent studies by EGI in the Equatorial Atlantic and Indian sheared margins have indicated that a successful exploration program in this setting requires a detailed understanding of the thermal and structural history of continental break-up.
Objectives of this project are to refine the existing general timing of break-up for large margin segments with detailed break-up propagation timing, associated distinct vertical movement histories of different margin segments, and attempt to address associated depositional histories of individual margin segments.
EGI will undertake a robust analytical research program with both well samples and dredge samples and interpretation of existing data, focused on:
This effort will be undertaken in context with a re-interpretation of existing open-file geological and geophysical data.