• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 5, Pages: 492-498

Original Article

Sequence stratigraphic analysis of the Gombe Sandstone and lower Kerri–Kerri Formation exposed around Fika-Potiskum, Upper Benue Trough, Nigeria: A consideration for petroleum reservoir indicators


Sequence stratigraphic analyses of the surface outcrops of the Late Cretaceous - Tertiary sediments of the Upper Benue Trough reveal a type 1 sequence. Most of the sediments were deposited in high stand system tracts and minor amount of low stand system tract. Fluvial deposition appears to be a minor component due to low rates of sediment input, relative sea level rise that resulted in rapid transgression rather than coastal plain aggradations in the Gombe Sandstone. A predominance of high stand system tracts in the Gombe Sandstone may be attributed to high rate of tectonics and sediment supply, while climate and tectonics exert a strong control on the Kerri- Kerri Formation.
Keywords: Sequence stratigraphy, Upper Benue Trough, petroleum reservoir indicators, depositional model. 


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