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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 10, November 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



Identification Of Hydrocarbon Regions In Southern Niger Delta Basin Of Nigeria From Potential Field Data

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AUTHOR(S)

Eke, Peter Ogochuku, Okeke, Francisca Nneka

 

KEYWORDS

Basement, Density contrast, Forward and inverse modeling, Niger Delta, magnetic susceptibility, potential hydrocarbon regions, sedimentation.

 

ABSTRACT

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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