Jamaica found to have play types analogous to Sumatra, NW Java

A study by the Jebco Alliance for Petroleum Corp. of Jamaica finds that Jamaica has significant oil and gas potential with play settings akin to those in southern Sumatra and Northwest Java in western Indonesia.The work relates to a Jamaican bid round that will open in 2005, when 22 offshore blocks will be on offer.Exploration and dataEleven wells were drilled in Jamaica between 1955 and 1982, ten of which yielded shows.1 Click here to enlarge imageThese included the two offshore wells, Pedro Bank-1 (Occidental) and Arawak-1 (Union Texas and deepened by PCJ). In addition, there are onshore gas seeps, one of which is in daily use as a thermal source (Fig. 1). There are 16,126 km of offsho...

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