DIVERSITY OF PLAYS BODES WELL FOR PROMISING SEARCH OFF SEYCHELLES

Phillip S. Plummer Seychelles National Oil Co. Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles The sedimentary sequence capping the vast Seychelles bank reaches 6-8 km in thickness and contains a variety of play styles suitable for the entrapment of hydrocarbons. While this sequence extends well beyond the 200 m isobath of the bank, forming a microcontinent, amid this submarine plateau inliers of granitic basement emerge above the Indian Ocean to form the core islands of the Seychelles archipelago (Fig. 1).

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