Lusitanian basin highlights important potential in Portugal

Exploration activity the past 5 years has done much to heighten the petroleum potential of Portugal's Lusitanian basin. A new, subsalt petroleum system involving Triassic synrift sandstone reservoirs has been documented, significant volumes of gas in place have been confirmed in a 700-m column of fractured and vuggy Jurassic limestones, and Upper Jurassic reefs analogous to recent discoveries in the offshore of Eastern Canada have been delineated. Click here to enlarge imageThe Lusitanian basin is located on and off west-central Portugal. It is limited on the east by the Iberian Meseta and extends from south of Lisbon north to about Porto (Fig. 1). The basin has undergone sporadic d...

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