|From the desk of Bruce Wilkinson:|
Karp, T., Scholz, C.A., and McGlue, M.M., 2013, Structure and Stratigraphy of the Lake Albert Rift, East Africa: Observations from Seismic Reflection and Gravity Data, Karp, Tobias, Christopher A. Scholz, and Michael M. McGlue, 2012, Structure and stratigraphy of the Lake Albert Rift, East Africa: Observations from seismic reflection and gravity data, in O. W. Baganz, Y. Bartov, K. Bohacs, and D. Nummedal, eds., Lacustrine sandstone reservoirs and hydrocarbon systems: AAPG Memoir 95, p. 299 – 318.
"Modern lake basins set within active continental rifts provide useful analogs for exploration efforts in ancient extensional basins that are known to be rich in hydrocarbons. Seismic sequences from across the basin were correlated to borehole stratigraphy from a deep well drilled on the Ugandan margin. These observations suggest that the basin has experienced a long-term change from a continuously open lacustrine, possibly deep lake systemin the Miocene or early Pliocene, to an alternating shallow lacustrine and fluvial system in the mid and late Pleistocene. This history of basin evolution has led to the development of a rich hydrocarbon system."