SPAIN'S BASQUE AREA ONLY LIGHTLY EXPLORED

07/02/1990
Edward Frankovic Consultant Bilbao, Spain The portion of the Basco-Cantabrian basin within the Basque country of northern Spain remains an attractive exploration area for hydrocarbons (Fig. 1). Jurassic sourced oil found in seeps from Upper Cretaceous rocks has so far eluded the explorationist. In addition, possible gas reserves, like those found just south of the city of Vitoria or off Bermeo, will probably be found in the future. With many exploration permits relinquished the past few years (Fig. 2), a large data base has become public. A 1989 interpretation of these data turned up several leads and prospects. E...
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