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Two main petroleum provinces are described for the central part of the Eastern Venezuelan basin. These include the southern foreland platform near the Orinoco, with its heavy oil fields of the Faja Petrolifera, and in the north, the giant El Furrial and related traps in the frontal thrusts of the Serrania. To identify the petroleum systems and define attractive petroleum plays in this complex foreland fold and thrust belt system, an integrated geologic model of the area has been built using Stratigraphic, structural, reservoir, and geochemical data. The major results of the study are as follows: (1) a reliable...

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