EXPLORATION Costa Rican data synthesis indicates oil, gas potential

Jaime Barrientos, Giovanni Bottazzi, Alberto Fernandez, Guillermo Barboza Hydrocarbons Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Energy San Jose, Costa Rica The hydrocarbon exploration data base in Costa Rica, gathered through various recent periods, indicates promising hydrocarbon potential in the country. During 1980-94, Recope SA, the state petroleum company, performed a series of studies to evaluate the petroleum potential in the whole Costa Rican territory. As a first step, the information compiled during previous studies was re-evaluated, and later new information was collected with the aid of foreign governments and cooperating institutions. ...

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