12Sep 2021


  • Ecole Normale Superieure de NDjamena B.P. 460 NDjamena - Tchad.
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The gravity map of Ouaddai in the eastern region of Chad exhibits important anomalies that are often delimitated by the high gravity gradients, resulting from the density contrasts between various anomaly sources. This presumes an important tectonic activity in zone. Because of its arid and desert nature, the region is water-poor or even lacking water resources. The main source of water in the region is made of very deep aquifers. The gravity analysis from this study helps to better understand the network of faults in the area. Many complementary approaches of the gravity data processing have been applied, namely the horizontal gradient coupled to the upward and downward continuation and the Euler method. Results from the data filtring have allowed highlighting faults network in various directions (SSW-NNE S-N E-W, NE-SW) and the main direction. In total, 37 major faults were detected with various lengths including 11 (F6, F9, F10, F12, F17, F29, F31, F34, F35, F37) for a cumulative total length of 353 km oriented towards Bongor basin and 15 others (F1, F4, F7, F8, F11, F13, F18, F20, F23, F25, F26, F27, F28, F30, F33), for a cumulative total length of 621 km, oriented towards Doba basin. These faults are of paramount importance with great potential impacts on the regions hydrocarbon reservoirs. Thise results in one hand confirmed some known faults from the previous investigations. In the other hand, the study helps to identify other new and unknown tectonic signatures.

[Diab Ahmad Diab, Philippe Njandjock Nouck, Abdelhakim Boukar, Zakari Aretouyap, Janvier Domra Kana and Valentin Oyoa (2021); DELINEATION OF LINEAMENTS IN THE REGION OF OUADDAI (CHAD) USING GRAVITY DATA Int. J. of Adv. Res. 9 (Sep). 573-581] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Diab Ahmad Diab
Ecole Normale Supérieure de N'djamena


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/13452      
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/13452