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Journal: Interpretation
Published: 20 November 2020
Interpretation (2020) 8 (4): ST49–ST67.
...Javier Sanchez; Paul Mann Abstract The Maracaibo block is a triangular, continental tectonic terrane that includes two isolated Andean ranges of northern Colombia and western Venezuela: the Sierra de Santa Marta Massif (SSMM; maximum elevation 5700 m) in the west and the Perija Range (PR; 3600 m...
Series: GCSSEPM
Published: 01 December 2006
DOI: 10.5724/gcs.06.26.0223
EISBN: 978-0-9836096-4-3
.... Introduction The LAG-3047 area is located in the northeastern corner of Block X, Maracaibo basin ( Fig. 1 ) and produces hydrocarbons from the Eocene age Misoa Formation C sands. Traditionally, the Misoa C sands have been interpreted as being deposited in a fluviodeltaic depositional system ( Zambrano et...
Journal Article
Journal: The Leading Edge
Published: 01 December 1998
The Leading Edge (1998) 17 (12): 1754–1758.
Journal Article
Journal: Geophysics
Published: 01 October 1997
Geophysics (1997) 62 (5): 1496–1509.
... of PDVSA) reserve base, are identified in Lower Eocene Misoa reservoirs in the Stage 2 Area in Block I in north-central Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela with the help of integrated geophysical, geological, petrophysical, and engineering analyses. Seismic rms amplitudes are instrumental in detecting and mapping...
Series: AAPG Studies in Geology
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1306/St42605C8
EISBN: 9781629810829
...Abstract Abstract The structural and stratigraphic framework of Maraven's Block I was re-interpreted using 3-D seismic and existing data as part of an evaluation of the remaining oil potential. More than 1800 MMBO have been produced from Block I in the past 40 years, mainly from structural...
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North Andes region tectonic framework. MB, <span class="search-highlight">Maracaibo</span> <span class="search-highlight">block</span>; NAB, North Ande...
Published: 14 February 2018
Figure 1. North Andes region tectonic framework. MB, Maracaibo block; NAB, North Andean block; and CB, Choco block. Faults: 1, Oca fault; 2, Bucaramanga‐Santa Marta fault; 3, Boconó fault; 4, Murindó fault; 5, Cauca‐Patía fault; 6, Ibagué fault; 7, Guaicáramo fault; 8, Algeciras fault; 9, Romeral
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A core photograph from Lake <span class="search-highlight">Maracaibo</span> <span class="search-highlight">Block</span> 9 well number SVS-225, 15, 161-...
Published: 01 November 2000
Figure 9 A core photograph from Lake Maracaibo Block 9 well number SVS-225, 15, 161-163 ft, in the carbonate reservoir in the Lama field in Lake Maracaibo depicting high fracture density, dipping, parallel natural fractures. On the basis of orientation, density, and slip indicators
Journal Article
Published: 01 January 2005
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2005) 176 (1): 93–105.
...Yves Hervouët; Leonardo Gonzalez-Montilla; Damien Dhont; Guillaume Backe; José Tomas Castrillo-Delgado Abstract Introduction The Mérida Andes (Venezuela) formed in the middle Miocene due to oblique convergence between the South American plate and the Maracaibo block [Audemard et al ., 2002...
Journal Article
Published: 01 March 2001
Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France (2001) 172 (2): 159–175.
... a SE verging triangular area (fig. 5). The Andean overthrust is transferred in the Falcon zone along the Valera fault. In the northeastern part of the Maracaibo block, the Valera and Bocono strike slip faults limit the Trujillo block (fig. 10) which moves towards the North during Neogene and Quaternary...
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 May 1994
Geology (1994) 22 (5): 451–454.
... are, an anomalouslywide topographically uplifted and tectonically active area, and the northward escape of the Maracaibo block along active strike-slip faults. In support of earlier studies, we attribute this to the underthrusting of the Caribbean oceanic plateau (our shallowly dipping Maracaibo slab) along the base...
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—Vector analysis of the relative movement of the West Colombia <span class="search-highlight">block</span> relati...
Published: 01 August 1993
Figure 15 —Vector analysis of the relative movement of the West Colombia block relative to the rest of South America. Movement of this block relative to the Santa Marta block, the Santa Marta block relative to the Maracaibo block, and the Maracaibo block relative to the South American craton
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 February 2011
Geology (2011) 39 (2): 139–142.
... of relative rock uplift of the Sierra La Culata with respect to the Sierra Nevada since 4 Ma and support significant uplift of basement blocks along major preexisting discontinuities during transpression in the Northern Andes, linked to accretion of the Panama arc and indentation of the Maracaibo block. Rapid...
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Series: AAPG Memoir
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1306/13531931M108846
EISBN: 9781629812724
... of the north coast of South America is being radically altered by the northward movement of the Maracaibo Block as it escapes from deformation related to the collision of the Panama Arc with Colombia. Restoration of movements within that block during the past 15 My has been essential to reconstruct...
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Present-day distribution of outcrops and subcrops of major megasequences in...
Published: 01 April 2006
. (D) Outcrop (yellow areas) and subcrop (yellow stippled areas) of Neogene basinal rocks of various formations related to Andean uplift and strike-slip motion of the Maracaibo block. Faults known or inferred to have been active during the Andean uplift and Maracaibo block strike-slip displacement
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Location of two mountain fronts in the Mérida Andes and Sierra de Perijá ...
Published: 01 April 2006
) and Pérez et al. (2001) shows that the Maracaibo block is moving to the north and northeast relative to stable South America.
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(A) Location of the western Venezuela and <span class="search-highlight">Maracaibo</span> Basin in the northern p...
Published: 01 April 2006
= Maracaibo block; PB = Panama–Baudo arc; BF = Boconó fault; OF = Oca fault; and SMBF = Santa Marta–Bucaramanga fault. (B) Major faults and folds affecting the Maracaibo Basin and northwestern Venezuela (surface structures shown as solid lines, subsurface faults shown as dotted lines). The Boconó, Oca
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Surface geologic map of the <span class="search-highlight">Maracaibo</span> Basin region (modified from  Borges, ...
Published: 01 April 2006
–trending axial trace. Global positioning system velocity vectors from Pérez et al. (2001) and Trenkamp et al. (2002) indicate direction and relative rate of displacement of the Maracaibo block to the north-northeast relative to the stable South America plate to the east of the basin. North-northeast
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Regional tectonic map of the Caribbean realm showing the most relevant geol...
Published: 06 September 2017
Figure 1. Regional tectonic map of the Caribbean realm showing the most relevant geological features intervening in the plate boundary configuration (after Veloza et al., 2012 ). Elements of the North Andean block (NAB): Maracaibo block, SNSM—Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, OF—Oca fault, CF—Cuisa
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Regional geologic map showing the location of the California-Vetas mining d...
Published: 01 March 2017
Fig. 1. Regional geologic map showing the location of the California-Vetas mining district in the northern Andes. The map shows the major fault systems that bound the Maracaibo block and lithotectonic provinces within it: Santander massif, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Serrania de Perijá, Merida
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(A) Tectonic setting of the <span class="search-highlight">Maracaibo</span> Basin in northwestern South America. ...
Published: 01 April 2006
Freymueller et al. (1993) ; Pérez et al. (2001) ; Trenkamp et al. (2002) . Note the north-northeastward movement of the East Andean block (EAB) that encompasses the smaller, fault-bounded Maracaibo block (MB). Key to other abbreviations: EPFZ = El Pilar fault zone; BFZ = Boconó fault zone; SCDB = South