The Assessment and Analysis of the
Potential of Oil and Gas Resources in
Western Branch (Lakes) of the
East African Rift
Abstract: With the increasing demand for oil and gas resources, part of the lakes of the western branch of the East African Rift, regarded as a potential area of oil and gas exploration in the future, have maintained a low level of exploration. Since each basin has a relatively different sedimentary history, we need to make exploration of each basin and sub-basin in detail to grasp the exploration prospects of the East African Rift System. In this paper, starting from the overall geological setting of the East African Rift, we analyze the tectonic evolution of the East African Rift, study the petroleum geological features of seven major grabens of the western branch, then combine with the exploration history of different regions, and we obtain the evaluation results of the western branch (Lakes) of the East African Rift. We think that the oil and gas resources of Albert Graben and Tanganyika Graben are very rich and have a great exploration potential; the oil and gas resources of Malawi Grabens (Nyasa Grabens), Rukwa Grabens, Ruhuhu Grabens are abundant. Although there is a lack of exploration and development, they still have a certain exploration potential.
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