Forecast of areas of distribution of gas hydrogat deposits on geophysical data in the Gulf of Guinea

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The article displays information about the Gulf of Guinea and presents the results of gravity anomalies calculations for the forecast of the probable discovery of gas hydrate deposits on the shelf of Cote d’Ivoire by analogy with the shelf of Brazil. Similar features of the geological structure and geophysical anomalies on the shelf sections on different sides of the Atlantic Ocean are shown. The main problem in organizing the search for gas hydrates on the shelf of the Gulf of Guinea is political instability, as well as the lack of funds for research in the Ivorian shelf. And because of the complexity of the extraction of oil resources, all major deposits in the country are conducted by international firms. Despite the low level of oil and gas production, Côte d’Ivoire retains prospects in the future to be an exporter of oil and gas (including gas hydrates), since the country’s sedimentary basin is still very little studied. The coverage of this issue is relevant due to the lack of such information in Russian, and the information available in English and French does not allow to form a general picture of the oil industry complex of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire. In this article, the forecast of new sites, promising to detect gas hydrate deposits on the shelf of Côte d’Ivoire, and can be used in the allocation of promising areas for new geological studies.


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Vladimir Yu Abramov

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.
Email: geophy-rudn@mail.ru
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

PhD in Geology and Mineralogy, Associate Professor of the Department of Mineral Developing and Oil & Gas Engineering of the Engineering Academy

Diomande Mamadou

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Email: diomande_m@rudn.university
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

postgraduate of Geology of Department of Mineral Developing and Oil & Gas Engineering of the Engineering Academy

Moises Romero

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Email: romero_barrenechea_m@pfur.ru
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

PhD in Geology and Mineralogy, Associate Professor of the Department of Mineral Developing and Oil & Gas Engineering of the Engineering Academy

Hiba Aljabasini

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Email: zaina40@hotmail.com
6 Miklukho-Maklaya St., Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

postgraduate student of Geology of the Department of Geology, Mining and Oil & Gas Engineering, Engineering Academy

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