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Western Niger Delta - profile of whole slope Regional Project

VSA Author: Richard Morgan
Scenes: 0
Interpretations: 2
Date Created: 2008-02-04

A regional section down the Western Niger delta - the whole slope. This profile appeared in Morgan, R. (2006) The Niger delta: an active passive margin. Geo Expro 4 (5), p. 36

Interpretations related to this Regional Project

Stratigraphic correlations across the Niger Delta Interpretation

VSA Author: Rob Butler
Date Created: 2010-01-13

A colour version of Richard Morgan's interpretation of the main stratigraphic correlations across the Niger Delta

Western Niger Delta - whole slope with labels Interpretation

VSA Author: Richard Morgan
Date Created: 2008-02-04

Linked extension-contraction due to gravity spreading revealed on this regional profile through the Niger delta. Detachment is on overpressured mud (Akata Formation).


  • Regional Project Administrator:
    • Rob Butler
  • VSA Author:
    • Richard Morgan

Geological Interpretation

Deformation Structures
Bi-Directional, Linked Contraction-Extension, Listric, Mud, Detachments, Imbricates, Branching

Tectonostratigraphic Style
Pre-tectonic, Growth Strata, Post-tectonic, Syn-tectonic

Seismic Stratigraphy

Depositional Environment
Middle, Lower, Upper

Depositional Processes

Sediment Composition

Oceanic Crust

Age of Strata
Quaternary, Neogene, Oligocene

Age of Deformation
Quaternary, Neogene

Geological Context

Plate Settings and Margins

DW fold-thrust belts

Basin Setting
Passive Margin

Geographic Context

Physical Geography
Deltas, Shelves, Shelf-Slopes, Fans (Submarine)

Political Geography
Nigeria, Federal Republic of


Survey Information
Marine, Multichannel 2D

Data Presentation
Vertical Scale - Depth

Image Type
Vertical Profile