Exploratory well to start in Lusitanian basin, Portugal

Thomas Uphoff, George Allen, Michael Stearns, Patric Monteleone Mohave Oil and Gas Corp.Houston The Lusitanian basin of Portugal covers the on- and offshore regions of the west-central Portuguese coast between the capital of Lisbon and the northern city of Porto (Fig. 1 [174,729 bytes]). The basin extends from the outcropping Hercynian terrains of the Central Iberian massif on the east into the offshore beneath the Portuguese continental shelf. In total, the basin covers over 30,000 sq km. Mohave Oil and Gas Corp. commenced an in-depth study of the oil and gas potential of onshore Portugal in early 1992. Positive results of this evaluation led to Mohave's ...

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