Post - karroo faulting in coastal Tanzania
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The search for oil in the eastern part of the African continent and alcus its eastern seaboard is yet to meet with any real success. This review by the Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation is an attempt to assess some of the possible reasons for this situation. One of the factors clearly relates to the time of formation of the traps: exploration of structural traps will result in quick discoveries only if the traps had been formed at the optimum period when conditions were most favorable for the migration of hydrocarbons into such traps Movements at various periods need not always be in the sane sense and this factor is important in the modification of already formed traps.