Cenozoic Foraminifera and Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy of the Niger Delta is available just as exploration and production activities are moving into the little known deep water terrain of the Niger Delta. A thorough understanding of the Cenozoic Niger Delta will improve understanding and exploration of the evolution of deeper offshore belts, help researchers strengthen and refine existing Neogene nannofossil biostratigraphic schemes for the Niger Delta region, and gain a better understanding of the relationship between nannofossil assemblage variations and paleoenvironments.
The hydrocarbon reserves of the Niger Delta are an extremely valuable natural resource. Biostratigraphy and Correlation play important roles in the discovery, development and maturing of hydrocarbon fields. Calcareous nannofossils have been important tools for the stratigraphers in the Niger Delta and in recent years exploration has moved into deeper offshore areas where nannofossils are more abundant and diverse. Little has been published about the calcareous nannofossil chronostratigraphy of the Niger delta. Cenozoic Foraminifera and Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy of the Niger Delta fills the gap for earth scientists and those working in the oil and gas industry.
- Showcases the phylogenetic relationships of some of the principal Niger Delta marker species and their biostratigraphic and biochronologic significance
- Features photographs of index benthonic foraminifera and their equivalent planktonic datums as well as environmentally sensitive species used in paleobathymetric reconstruction
- Includes information and research that has, until now, been in the private archives of operational companies
- Companion website features 20+ full color stratigraphic charts and maps
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About the Author
Prof. Adegoke holds the degrees of BSc Zoology (2nd Class Upper Division) of University of London (1962) and PhD Paleontology of University of California, Berkeley (1966). He was Professor of Geology at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria (1967) and currently Managing Director Mosunmolu Ltd. Oil and gas consulting. He was Research Associate at California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (1966-1967) and Visiting Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC (1970-1971). He is recipient of the Nigerian National Order of Merit in Science (1987), Nigeria and NLNG National Hall of Fame in Science. He is Fellow of Nigerian Science Association, Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, Nigerian Academy of Science, African Academy of Sciences, etc.Mr. Oyebamiji holds the degrees of B.Tech Applied Geology of the Federal University of Technology Akure (1991); MSc degree in Micropaleontology of the University College London, UK (1997). In 1993, he worked in Mosunmolu Limited as a Biostratigrapher specializing in Micropaleontology and Calcareous Nannofossils (Oil and Gas Service Company) and rose to become the General/Technical Manager. He joined the Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited as a Senior Biostratigrapher in 2005. He is currently working as the Principal Biostratigrapher and Coordinator, Geosciences Research & Development & Knowledge Management for the ENI Companies in Nigeria. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists and currently the Abuja Chapter Chairman of the Association. He is the Treasurer, Africa Region of AAPG (2012-2016).Dr. Edet holds the degrees of BSc Geology (2nd Class Upper Division) of University of Calabar (1983); MSc, Geology, University of Calabar-1988 and PhD, Micropaleontology of the University College London, UK (1991 - 1995). He is the Corporate R&D Manager, Total E&P Nigeria Limited, Lagos (Aug. 2012 - Date): Establishment and management of the subsidiary’s Research & Development Department. He is Fellow of Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists.Dr. Osterloff holds the degrees of BSc Geology and Geography (Distinction) of University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (1981) and PhD, Palynology of the University of Sheffield, UK (1993). He joined Shell Exploration and Production Ltd., London in 1982. He is currently a Principal Stratigrapher in Shell UK Ltd. Aberdeen. He is a Special Publications Editor, The Micropaleontology Society.Prof. O.K. Ulu holds the degrees of BSc Geology of University of Texas (1979); MSc, Geology, Louisiana State University (1979 - 1981) and PhD Geology/Palynology of University of Calabar, Nigeria (1988). He became a visiting Professor of Geology at Nassarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria (2005) and currently consulting in the Oil and gas industry. Prof. O.K. Ulu, is a seasoned Biostratigrapher, Visiting Professor of Geology who has over 35 years of Oil and Gas Industry and academic experience in the field of Geology specializing in Biostratigraphy. He has studied over 1000 wells, created zonal schemes and built stratigraphic correlation across the Tertiary Niger Delta as well as Cretaceous Inland. He is Fellow of Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Cenozoic Foraminifera Biostratigraphy of the Niger Delta 1. Introduction 2. Geology of the Niger Delta Basin 3. Phylogeny of the Niger Delta Cenozoic Foraminifera 5. Paleoenvironmental Synthesis 6. Systematic Paleontology, Foraminifera
Part 2. Cenozoic Calcareous Nannofossil Biostratigraphy of the Niger Delta 7. Introduction 8. Calcareous Nannofossil Biozonation 9. Calcareous Nannofossil Assemblages of Major Condensed Sections of the Niger 10. Systematic Calcareous Nannoplanktology