The main sources for hydrocarbon accumulations offshore SW Africa are lower Cretaceous lacustrine and lower to upper Cretaceous marine black shales, with often good to excellent source rock potential.
Due to organic matter heterogeneity, Cretaceous source rocks off SW Africa may show large variations in hydrocarbon generation rates which cannot be predicted accurately by basic analytical schemes.
Use GEOS4´s compositional kinetics data set on Cretaceous source rocks for a refinement of prospectivity studies on the SW African shelf. The data serve as input for petroleum system modeling studies to elucidate changes in the physical properties of petroleum fluids under varying pressure and temperature conditions.
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