Environmental characteristics of Oxy's Gibraltar 1 well site

01/17/2000
Click here to enlarge imageThe Gibraltar 1 exploration well site is located in Colombia's eastern mountain range in a highly disturbed area where the primary vegetation has almost completely disappeared due to human intervention (see photo below at right) Click here to enlarge imageThe environment of the Gibraltar 1 site is characterized as secondary forest. Secondary forest results from the regrowth of natural forest after the partial or total disappearance of the primary (original) forest. The secondary forest at the Gibraltar 1 site is different in vegetation composition and character than the original primary forest.The wider area surrounding the Gibraltar 1 site is classified ...
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