Seychelles thermal history, hydrocarbon generation traced

Douglas W. Waples Exploration Consultant Evergreen, Colo. Kerry Hegarty Geotrack International Pty. Ltd. Brunswick West, Victoria, Australia Although little exploration has been carried out on the Seychelles microcontinent, there are a number of reasons to believe the area has considerable potential to produce hydrocarbons. The source rocks responsible for the huge accumulations of tar in Madagascar may well be present in Seychelles.1 2 In addition, it is possible that major Mesozoic facies that sourced vast amounts of oil in the Middle East extend into Seychelles, as recent analyses and review have identified oil prone Type II kerogens...

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