Caribbean's Saba Bank area might hold pre-Eocene potential

Reprocessing of several hundred kilometers of seismic data makes it possible for the first time to map structure within the pre-Eocene at Saba Bank in the Netherlands Antilles, eastern Caribbean Sea.Structure mapping indicates a prospect that has at least 28 sq km of four-way closure and about 175 sq km of combined four-way dip and fault closure.Seismic and gravity data also indicate the presence of a thick undrilled sedimentary section that is likely to be of Cretaceous age. Analyses of kerogens and of extractable hydrocarbons in the samples of the Saba Bank-1 well revealed migrated and reworked Cretaceous deltaic source rock material.These hydrocarbons should have been derived from the ...

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