Identification Of Hydrocarbon Regions In Southern Niger Delta Basin Of Nigeria From Potential Field Data
Eke, Peter Ogochuku, Okeke, Francisca Nneka
Basement, Density contrast, Forward and inverse modeling, Niger Delta, magnetic susceptibility, potential hydrocarbon regions, sedimentation.
Potential hydrocarbon regions in the southern region of the Niger delta Basin of Nigeria have been identified from gravity and magnetic data. The enhanced residual data obtained from least square analysis method was interpreted by inverse and forward modeling techniques using Potent-3D software. The results reveal potential hydrocarbon environment at depths of between 1,000 m to 3, 500 m from the gravity data and depths of 2,183 m to 4,385 m from the magnetic data. The identified structures trend in NS, EW and NE-SW directions of the basin.
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