Strike slip faults can extend for thousands of kilometres, and envelop many of the typical geological structures we use in basin exploration to define different petroleum play systems in particular in the tectonic evolution of East Africa.
The geological history of the Davie Ridge tells us how tectonic, erosional and climatic forces shaped this part of the earth, pushing the mountains of west Madagascar, which once abutted what is now the coast of Somalia, southwards into the Indian Ocean.
Professor Vasily Bogoyavlensky, Member of Russian Academy of Sciences
Last year a giant crater was discovered on the Yamal Peninsula south of the Kara Sea in the Russian Arctic, just 30 km south of the giant Bovanenkovo oil and gas condensate field. It rapidly became world famous as the Yamal crater, holding secrets to the degasification of the Earth’s core.