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Journal of Petroleum Geology

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Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.11, No.4, pp. 461-472, 1988

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POTENTIAL HYDROCARBON-GENERATING ROCK UNITS WITHIN THE PHANEROZOIC SEQUENCE OF THE OGADEN BASIN, ETHIOPIA: A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT USING THE LOPATIN MODEL

G. Assefa*

*Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Addis Ababa University, PO Box 1176, Addi.s Ababa, Ethiopia


Abstract

The geochemical parameters of potential source rocks in the Ogaden Basin, Ethiopia are conducive to the presence of gas and oil. This prediction is based on Lopatin's method of calculating the time-temperature indices of thermal Previous HitmaturationTop of organic matter in rocks. Paleozoic and Mesozoic rocks, the Bokh Shale and Hamanlei Formation respectively, are estimated to lie in a thermal zone which is appropriate for generation of petroleum, especially gas, at several localities in the Basin.

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