Petroleum Systems of the Foz da Amazonas Basin in the Northern Equatorial Margin of Brazil
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The Foz do Amazonas basins covers an area of approximately 560,000 km² up to the 3,000 m isobaths. The basins are directly related to the breakup of the African and American plates during Aptian-Albian times. Recent studies and discoveries made in Guyana, northern of the basin suggest that large oil/gas accumulations must be present in the deep to ultra-deep water realm of the Northern area of the Foz do Amazonas Basin (Cassipore area).
The Basin has been explored since the 1960´s and up to now only sub commercial gas, condensates and oil accumulations have been found. The presence of active oil and gas in Tertiary and Upper Cretaceous reservoirs is a definitive proof of the existence of at least two active petroleum systems. The study provides a complete integration of geology, geochemistry and geochronological events needed for a fully integrated view of the habitat of petroleum, its petroleum systems and hydrocarbon potential.
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