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The Maracaibo System: A Physical Profile

  • Gilberto Rodríguez
Part of the Environmental Science book series (ESE)

Abstract

Intermontane basins are areas of potential oil accumulation (Hyne and Dickey 1977). The Maracaibo Basin, located on the northern front of South America, is no exception: It is the most important oil accumulation in South America and one of the largest in the world. From 1914 to 1995 the total amount of oil extracted from the basin was 33 000 millions barrels (5 238 x 106 m3). Most of this production comes from the bottom of Lake Maracaibo itself, the largest lake in South America and the 17th in the world.

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Tidal Cycle Trade Wind Integrate Coastal Zone Management Navigation Channel Slack Water 
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