To be adequate, future geological contribution must be revamped to emphasize the following: (1) detailed natural stratigraphic correlations; (2) paleogeographic setting and its changes with time; (3) environmental and facies patterns; and (4) tectonic history. Techniques are suggested to improve quality of rock cuttings in future drilling, and to improve accessibility and storage of samples. A proposal for organizing petroleum exploration into three stages is presented, which coordinates geologists, geophysicists and research specialists.

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