The Underexplored Shelf-Edge Plays of the West Africa Transform Margin Through Togo, Benin & Western Nigeria
M. Tyrrell and B. Biaou
Event name: 81st EAGE Conference and Exhibition 2019
Session: Poster: Exploration - Play and Prospect Evaluation A & Case Studies A
Publication date: 03 June 2019
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Shelf edge plays which are prevalent in North West Africa Atlantic Margin are shown to continue through the Transform Margin of West Africa in Togo, Benin and Northwest Nigeria. Advanced interpretation work conducted on merged 3D seismic and well datasets across these three countries has identified considerable overlooked shelf edge prospectivity in open acreage. Wells drilled to date have proved the presence of good quality reservoirs and the potential of the play landwards of the shelf edge. The opportunity now presents itself for oil companies to explore the play through the three countries and to map and derisk the numerous leads identified. Where the shelf edge is targeted, explorers might expect to find the best reservoir qualities and future drilling of this play is expected to lead to success.