EVIDENCE OF ACTIVELY MIGRATING HYDROCARBONS FOUND OFF SEYCHELLES

Phillip S. Plummer Seychelles National Oil Co. Ltd. Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles Various exploration data from the offshore Seychelles frontier province indicate the presence of an actively generating oil kitchen. These data include the regular occurrence of tarballs on a number of beaches, migrant hydrocarbon shows in all three exploratory wells, and various geosurvey anomalies, specifically from gas sniffer, ultraviolet fluorescence, and seismic surveys (Fig. 1).

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