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Offshore Exploration of Oil and Gas in Cuba using Digital Elevation Models (DEMs)

  • Manuel Enrique Pardo Echarte
  • Odalys Reyes Paredes
  • Valia Suárez Leyva

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTHSYST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Manuel Enrique Pardo Echarte, Odalys Reyes Paredes, Valia Suárez Leyva
    Pages 1-6
  3. Manuel Enrique Pardo Echarte, Odalys Reyes Paredes, Valia Suárez Leyva
    Pages 7-16
  4. Manuel Enrique Pardo Echarte, Odalys Reyes Paredes, Valia Suárez Leyva
    Pages 17-27
  5. Manuel Enrique Pardo Echarte, Odalys Reyes Paredes, Valia Suárez Leyva
    Pages 29-40
  6. Manuel Enrique Pardo Echarte, Odalys Reyes Paredes, Valia Suárez Leyva
    Pages 41-53

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an overview of the major changes induced by hydrocarbons (HCs) affecting rocks and surface sediments and their implications for non-seismic exploration methods, particularly for marine territories near Cuba. It examines the use of a digital elevation model (DEM) at 90x90m resolution for the detection of subtle, positive geomorphic anomalies related to hydrocarbon microseepage (vertical migration) on possible oil and gas targets. The results support the conclusion that the DEM data provides a low cost and fast offshore oil and gas preliminary exploration strategy. This data is useful serving to focus prospective areas with supplementary unconventional methods such as magnetic-induced polarization (MIP), useful to propose more expensive volumes for detailed 2D–3D seismic surveys.   .

Keywords

Offshore Oil-gas Exploration Hydrocarbon Microseepage chimneys Digital Elevation Model Morphotectonic Regionalization Geomorphic Anomalies Seismic 2D-3D Seismic Structures Induced Polarization North Cuban Oil Strip

Authors and affiliations

  • Manuel Enrique Pardo Echarte
    • 1
  • Odalys Reyes Paredes
    • 2
  • Valia Suárez Leyva
    • 3
  1. 1.Exploration Scientific-Research UnitCentro de Investigaciones del Petróleo (Ceinpet)El Cerro, HabanaCuba
  2. 2.Department of Geophysical Interpretation and Structural GeologyCentro de Investigaciones del Petróleo (Digicupet)HabanaCuba
  3. 3.Department of Geophysical Interpretation and Structural GeologyCentro de Investigaciones del Petróleo (Digicupet)HabanaCuba

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