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Title: Geology of the Falcón Basin (NW Venezuela)
Author: Albert Villanueva, Eduard
González, L.
Bover-Arnal, Telm
Fernàndez-Cañadell, C.
Esteban, M.
Fernández-Carmona, J.
Calvo, R.
Salas, Ramon (Salas Roig)
Keywords: Cartografia geològica
Geological mapping
Issue Date: 7-Jun-2017
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: This paper presents a geological map and cross-section of the Falcón Basin based both on published and unpublished work and on new data collected in the northern and southern basin margins. The geological map covers an area of 4600 km2 at 1:100,000 scale. The cross- section is oriented NNW-SSE, traversing perpendicular to the main structures. In general, the structure of the study area results from the inversion of a graben (Oligocene-early Miocene back-arc basin), that started in the middle Miocene due to the convergence between the Caribbean and South American plates. The map, the cross-section and the observations made in the field have been used to generate a tectonostratigraphic reconstruction of the Falcón Basin. The Oligocene-early Miocene sedimentary succession mapped and described is relevant to the hydrocarbon exploration in the Caribbean and in the Gulf of Venezuela, where new hydrocarbon resources have recently been discovered (i.e. Perla gas field).
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It is part of: Journal of Maps, 2017, vol. 13, num. 2, p. 491-501
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ISSN: 1744-5647
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