Description

Cenozoic Foraminifera Biostratigraphy of the Niger Delta provides a thorough understanding of the Cenozoic Niger Delta and the evolution of its deeper offshore belts, where oil exploration and production activities are expanding into the region’s little known deep-water terrain. The result of a multi-year study by a team of biostratigraphic experts in the oil and gas industry, this new reference will be a source of invaluable data to exploration geoscientists working in the Niger Delta region and those looking for a blueprint that can be applied in several regions globally.

The Niger Delta is one of the most prolific oil provinces in the world—its production making Nigeria the 8th ranked oil producer globally. The oil and gas sector worldwide has interest in operational and developmental activities in the Niger Delta since the delta’s structural setting has parallels to comparable hydrocarbon settings globally. Its applications will play a major role not only in future exploration efforts in the region but globally as well.

Key Features

  • Offers access—for the first time—to results of a multi-year hydrocarbon exploration and extraction study not available elsewhere
  • Features more than 100 figures and illustrations to emphasize critical exploration applications in the region
  • Multi-authored by members of the Stratigraphic Committee of the Niger Delta, ensuring access to the only study of its kind conducted by experts in the field
  • Provides applications to exploration efforts in the region and its theories offer a blueprint for exploration efforts globally

Readership

The Oil and Gas sector world-wide has interest in operational and developmental activities in the Niger Delta. O&G consultants, geologists, marine geologists, geochemists, and geophysicists with a focus on hydrocarbon exploration and extraction are the primary market.

Table of Contents

Introductory Study Materials
Biostratigraphic Significance of Foraminifera
Biostratigraphic Significance of Nannofossils
Previous Foraminifera
Previous Nannofossils
Biostratigraphic Work in the Niger Delta
Sample Preparation  Techniques
Data Collection and Presentation
Foraminiferal Biozonation
Nannofossil Biozonation              
Neogene Biozonation 
Paleogene Biozonation 
Paleogene Biostratigraphy 
Taxonomic Notes
Explanation of Plates
Taxonomic Index

Details

No. of pages:
400
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780124166745
Electronic ISBN:
9780124166820