Two-Dimensional Computer Modeling of Oil Generation and Migration in a Transect of the Eastern Venezuela Basin
Published:January 01, 1995
Oswaldo Gallango, Francois Pamaud, 1995. "Two-Dimensional Computer Modeling of Oil Generation and Migration in a Transect of the Eastern Venezuela Basin", Petroleum Basins of South America, A. J. Tankard, R. Suárez Soruco, H. J. Welsink
Download citation file:
The purpose of this two-dimensional computer simulation of basin evolution, based on geologic, geophysical, geochemical, geothermal, and hydrodynamic data, was to determine the hydrocarbon generation and migration history of the basin. The modeling covered two geologic sections (platform and prethrusting) located along the Chacopata-Uverito transect in the Eastern Venezuela basin. In the platform section, a hypothetical source rock equivalent to the Guayuta Group was used to simulate the migration of hydrocarbons. The thermal history reconstruction of the hypothetical source rock confirms that it would not have reached the oil window before the middle Miocene and that the maturity in...
Figures & Tables
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).