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Tectonics and petroleum systems of East Africa

Fri 24 August 2018


Photo courtesy of Darren Jones.

A special selection of papers on the theme ‘tectonics and petroleum systems of East Africa’ have been published in this year’s February and August issues of Petroleum Geoscience . These papers partly result from the Geological Society of London’s Petroleum Group conference in April 2016 on ‘East Africa; From Research to Reserves ’.

This conference focussed on recent on- and offshore East Africa exploration campaigns which have discovered a tremendous resource, propelling the region from being one of possibilities to one with commercial opportunities of significant scale.

Guest Editors Duncan Macgregor, John Argent and Pamela Sansom have put together a set of papers that give a comprehensive summary of our developing state of knowledge of the regional tectonics across East Africa as well as more basin and regional specific papers on offshore Somalia, offshore Tanzania and offshore Mozambique. These papers make progress in constraining, but not firmly resolving, some of the key tectonic interpretations, such as the COB location and original continental fit.
This collection represents a small step in the process of documenting this new major petroleum province and we look forward to further contributions on the region, both in Petroleum Geoscience and elsewhere.
A complete online collection of the papers is now available online here

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