East African Basins & Petroleum Systems

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$55k (USD) per Sponsor
In Development
Principal Investigator(s):
Rasoul Sorkhabi



Value to Sponsors:

The project results will integrate the onshore and offshore basins of East Africa, will compare and contrast the East African margin with its corresponding Gondwana margins (including India and Madagascar) in terms of petroleum systems, and will analyze the superimposition of the Cenozoic rift basins on the underlying Cretaceous sediments and the effects of East African rift tectonics on the overall sedimentary and structural evolution of the East African margin. The work will be conducted in collaboration with institutions in selected East African countries.

The ArcGIS deliverables will include detailed integrated stratigraphic charts, structural cross-sections, well-controlled paleogeographic facies reconstructions (Carboniferous-Recent), play fairway maps, basin modeling, and geochemistry of oil samples.

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