Stratigraphic Synthesis of Western Venezuela
Published:January 01, 1995
François Parnaud, Yves Gou, Jean-Claude Pascual, Maria Angela Capello, Irene Truskowski, Herminio Passalacqua, 1995. "Stratigraphic Synthesis of Western Venezuela", Petroleum Basins of South America, A. J. Tankard, R. Suárez Soruco, H. J. Welsink
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The sedimentary basins of western Venezuela contain large volumes of oil. However, most of the large structures have already been produced. Exploration for new reserves of light and medium oil now depends on integrated studies that lead to a more comprehensive basin evaluation. This paper presents an integrated account of the Lake Maracaibo and Barinas-Apure basins of western Venezuela. It is a fully integrated study but focuses on the genetic and seismic stratigraphy of more than 600 wells, reference outcrops, and 4000 km of reflection seismic data.
Six unconformity-bounded supersequences record the dynamics of Mesozoic-Cenozoic basin evolution from extension...
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Petroleum Basins of South America
A monumental collection on the geology of South American basins. Jointly published by AAPG, YPFB, and Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Bolivia, this volume offers 41 papers (800 pages), covering more basins in greater detail than any previous South American compilation. The publication is organized into five sections: Regional Setting (6 papers); Paleozoic Basins (7 papers); Mesozoic Rifts (7 papers); Andean Basins (8 papers); Northern South America (13 papers).