--> ABSTRACT: Lacustrine Source Rocks and Fluvio-Lacustrine Reservoirs in Northern Kenya, by J-J. Tiercelin, J-L. Potdevin, M. R. Talbot, B. Le Gall, and A. Le Herisse; #90906(2001)

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J-J. Tiercelin1, J-L. Potdevin2, M. R. Talbot3, B. Le Gall1, and A. Le Herisse1

1UMR 6538 "Domaines Océaniques", Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer, Plouzané, France
2Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, France
3Geological Institute, University of Bergen, Norway

ABSTRACT: Lacustrine Source Rocks and Fluvio-Lacustrine Reservoirs in Northern Kenya

Extensive seismic investigation and drilling have recently been carried out in the northern-central Kenya Rift (Turkana and Baringo Basins) by Project PROBE (offshore Lake Turkana; Dunkelman et al., 1988), the Amoco Kenya Petroleum Company (Morley et al., 1992), Shell Exploration & Production Kenya B.V. and the National Oil Corporation of Kenya (Morley et al., 1999; Mugisha et al., 1997). Several N-S-trending large, deep half-grabens related to the Cenozoic East African Rift System and dated between Palaeogene and Mio-Pliocene were identified. To the east of the Turkana Basin, exploration has concentrated on the NW-SEtrending Mesozoic-Early Tertiary Anza Rift (Winn et al., 1993), that belongs, together with the oil-rich southern Sudan rifts, to the Central African Rift System formed synchronously with the breakup and separation of South America and Africa (Schull, 1988). The Anza Rift has been shown to contain more than 6 km of syn-rift sediments (Bosworth and Morley, 1994).

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90906©2001 AAPG Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado