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The Magdalena Fan is part of the Caribbean Basin of Colombia, an exploration frontier currently labelled as a gas-prone province. It is also one of the places with considerable chances of still finding billion barrel (in situ) hydrocarbon accumulations in Colombia. This chapter presents the elements that could assemble together to define an untested oil-play in the Magdalena Fan, which is described as Miocene turbidite lobes in frontal deformation anticlines, oil sourced from upper Cretaceous–Paleocene marine restricted shales.

The play combines the following components:

    Upper Cretaceous–lower Paleocene marine oil-prone source rocks (interpreted to be equivalent to the...

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