Prospectivity of the East African Rift System

The East African Rift System was initially considered too tectonically active, with too high a heat-flow and lacking an effective seal; it is only with recent exploration successes in the Albertine Basin that this perception has been changed radically.

But where else can you find similar plays? Which other rift basins are also prospective? Are there important controlling structures that were previously unknown or overlooked?

These questions are answered in this Regional Report from Getech which utilises satellite imagery and SRTM topography to remap the structural framework of the Cenozoic rifts of East Africa.

Prospectivity of the East African Rift System area of interestAre there important controlling structures that were previously unknown or overlooked?”

Example of structural mapping in the East African Rift System.

Deliverables

  • A 182 page report with 92 figures and tables.
  • A summary wall map.
  • An Esri ArcGIS™ project and geodatabase.

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This Regional Report investigates…

…the positions of rift controlling structures.

…the sedimentary fill of the Cenozoic basins of East Africa.

…volcanics as potential sediment sources and the impact on reservoir properties.

…the influence of underlying Karoo Basins’ fill as a sediment source and as coal-rich potential source rocks.

…other pre-rift lithologies and structures.

…neotectonic activity.

Report Contents

  • Executive Summary and Introduction
  • Data and Methodologies
  • The East African Rift System
  • Petroleum Geology of the East African Rift System
  • Structural Inventory and hydrocarbon Prospectivity of the East African Rift System
  • Conclusions and References

ArcGIS™ Contents

  • Cultural data
  • Rift basin outlines
  • Key well and field locations
  • SRTM3 digital elevation model
  • Landsat imagery
  • Over 17,500 mapped structural elements
  • Mapped sedimentary and igneous features

Related Products

If this Regional Report is of interest then you may also wish to know more about the following Getech products:

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