Friday Field Photo: Rare Anticline Outcrop in Afikpo

Everyone knows the Southern Benue trough is folded into a an Anticlinorium: a set of folds folded into a larger regional fold. Okay maybe not everyone but at least those who should know (Okay that statement is also tautological but you understand my drift). Rarely though, will you find whole scale outcrops of a full anticline…

NAPE 2013: Thoughts on Nigerian Oil

I was at the 31st  edition of the National Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) annual conference and exhibition which held from the 10th-14th November . This was my first experience  of this largest gathering of Nigerian geoscientists related to the Petroleum Industry and it was an opportunity to feel the pulse of the Nigerian oil industry…

In and Around the Rift #2: Folds in Ameka

You get to hear and see a lot about anticlines and synclines from textbooks and so on, one never really gets to see many real examples of folding around in the Abakaliki and Anambra basin areas. It is true that the pre Albian to Santonian sediments of the Abakaliki basin have been folded into an anticlinorium but that is on a large scale and…

To Wanakande

I’ll be going to the field on thursday with a lecturer friend and his project students! The location is an area around the eastern corner of Benue state and the North-eastern Corner of Cross River state around the villages of Wanakande, Wankom, Bansara, Ikachie and Oju somewhat close to Ogoja and Abakaliki (almost 100km both…