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Hydrocarbons

Published:
January 01, 2009

Evidence for the presence of hydrocarbons in Cuba is extremely widespread. Tar deposits, bituminous limestones, gas and oil seeps, and small producing fields are common throughout the island. Asphalt deposits were commercially mined at the turn of the century. The estimated daily production of the island was 34,000 BOPD for 1999 (Torres, 1999). However, to this date, despite the efforts by major western oil companies prior to the late 1950s (such as Chevron, Esso, Gulf, Shell, and Texaco), and those of many independents, plus the Eastern Block-Cuban cooperation since then, no major hydrocarbon accumulation has been found.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

The Geology of Cuba

Georges Pardo
Georges Pardo
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
58
ISBN electronic:
9781629810300
Publication date:
January 01, 2009

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