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Hydrocarbon potential of the late cretaceous gongila and fika formations, Bornu (Chad) Basin, NE Nigeria

Lookup NU author(s): Babatunde Alalade, Dr Richard Tyson


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The low TOC values in most of the shales samples limit their overall source rock potential. The immature to early mature upper part of the Fika Formation, in which about 10% of the samples have TOC values greater than 2.0%, has the best oil generating potential. Oil would have been generated if such intervals had become thermally mature. On the basis of the samples studied here, the basin has potential for mostly gaseous rather than liquid hydrocarbons.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Alalade B, Tyson RV

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Petroleum Geology

Year: 2010

Volume: 34

Issue: 4

Pages: 339-353

Print publication date: 01/10/2010

ISSN (print): 0141-6421

ISSN (electronic): 1747-5457

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-5457.2010.00483.x


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