The world famous Golden Lane in the eastern part of Mexico (Figure 1) is framed by the Tuxpan Cretaceous platform which is genetically related with the Tampico-Misantla Basin which, in turn, is the westward part of the ancestral Gulf of Mexico Basin.


When the first onshore discoveries were made in 1910, the Golden Lane was called “the ridge” by the technicians and engineers. Later it began to be known more rhapsodically as “La Faja de Oro” (The Golden Lane).

Geographically, the Golden Lane is divided almost symmetrically by the current shoreline. Therefore, for exploration and production purposes, it...

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