Chemostratigraphy of Sediments in Benin West -1, Benin Flank: Paleoenvironmental Implications

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  • O. Odedede Delta State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v8i2.24236

Keywords:

Chemozones, Palaeoenviromental, sediments, Sedimentological, Marine, Lowtstand systems tract.

Abstract

Chemostratigraphical study was carried out on sediments of Benin west -1 well in order to understand their paleoenvironmental   setting and geochemical zonations. Six chemozones (CHM 1, CHM 2, CHM 3, CHM 4, CHM 5 and CHM 6) were recognized in the stratigraphic column.  Sedimentological attributes and maxima peaks and / or fluctuating trends of Zn, SiO2, K2O, Sr  adjudged CHM 3 zone as a potential lowstand systems tract.  Synergy of sedimentological and chemostratigraphical fingerprints suggests a marine to distributary channel environment of deposition.

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Author Biography

O. Odedede, Delta State University

Department  of Geology, Delta State University, Abraka/ Lecturer

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Published

2016-05-01

How to Cite

Odedede, O. (2016). Chemostratigraphy of Sediments in Benin West -1, Benin Flank: Paleoenvironmental Implications. Journal of Scientific Research, 8(2), 159–169. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v8i2.24236

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Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences