Taxonomic Notes on Coccolithophorids from Tomboy Field, Offshore Western Niger Delta, Nigeria

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Author(s) S. O. Obaje | E. A. Okosun
Pages 814-821
Volume 2
Issue 11
Date November, 2013, 2013
Keywords Calcareous nannofossils, Coccolithophorids, Tomboy Field, offshore western Niger Delta, Nigeria

The aim of this paper is to present the taxonomic notes on Coccolithophorids found in five wells in the Tomboy Field, offshore western Niger Delta area of Nigeria. Niger Delta lies between latitudes 4° and 6° N and longitudes 3° and 9° E in the south-south geo-political region of Nigeria. Ditch cutting samples collected from five wells at the industry standard of 9.14 m depth intervals were subjected to the pipette and smear laboratory technique to prepare them for microscopic assessment for coccoliths. The Coccolithophorids (coccoliths) present in the samples were identified and their taxonomic notes were written in line with the International Code for Botanical Nomenclature.

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