This book assesses the use of various non-seismic and non-conventional oil and gas exploration methods in Cuba. In addition to discussing the benefits of these methods, the book demonstrates how they can be combined with geological data and conventional methods, leading to a better evaluation of prospects and exploration risks.
The authors describe how potential new gaso-petroleum sites in the Pina-Ceballos and Sancti Spiritus regions can be effectively mapped. The geophysical-geochemical exploration techniques combined in the Redox Complex method are used to identify and evaluate these sites. Areas of interest are mapped based on the presence of a combination of indicator anomalies, mainly derived using gravimetric, aeromagnetic and airborne gamma spectrometry.
The geochemical study concentrates on two petroleum-rich regions, one in northern and one in southern Cuba. The scope also includes the seas to the south of Cuba, which are studied with non-seismic exploration tools such as the Digital Elevation Model, which employs morphotectonic regionalization.
Presents the results of non-seismic exploration methods in various regions of Cuba
Includes morphotectonic regionalization of the seas south of Cuba using the Digital Elevation Model
Includes 66 figures, most of which are in full colorAutorentext
The main author, Manuel E. Pardo Echarte, has more than 40 years of experience in scientific research. He graduated with a degree in Geophysical Engineering from José Antonio Echeverría Polytechnic University, Cujae, La Habana, Cuba, in 1974 and obtained a Ph.D. in Mineralogical Geology at the same university in 1987. He is currently a titular professor there. He has a wide range of publications, including monographs: Unconventional Methods for Oil & Gas Exploration in Cuba: The Redox Complex (Springer, 2016) and Oil and Gas Exploration in Cuba: Geological-Structural Cartography using Potential Fields and Airborne Gamma Spectrometry (Springer, 2017). In addition, he holds a patent for a Method of Redox Potential Measurement in Soils and Its Combined Application with Kappametry for the Purposes of Geological Prospecting (2000).Inhalt
Chapter 1. Results of the petroleum systems exploratory method in Cuba. (18 figures) Abstract1.0 Introduction1.1 Geographic location and general characteristics 2.0 Theoretical Framework2.1 Petroleum systems concepts 2.2 Geological Premises3.0 Materials and Methods3.1 Information and its sources 4.0 Results4.1 Cuban source rocks4.2 Cuban oil families4.3 Oil-source rock correlation 4.4 Geographic limit and stratigraphy extension of Petroleum Systems in Cuba 5.0 ConclusionsReferences
Chapter 2. Results of non-seismic and non-conventional exploration methods in the regions of Ciego de Ávila and Sancti Spiritus, central Cuba (24 figures)Abstract1.0 Introduction1.1 Geographic location and general characteristics 1.2 Geological Task2.0 Theoretical Framework2.1 Geological Premises3.0 Materials and Methods3.1 Information, its sources and processing4.0 Results4.1 Results of non-seismic geophysical-morphometric methods4.2 Results of non-conventional geophysical-geochemical methods (Redox Complex)4.2.1 Results of Campaigns I and II (Ciego de Ávila Region)4.2.2 Results of Campaign III (Sancti Spiritus)5.0 ConclusionsReferences
Chapter 3. Results of Non-seismic Exploration Methods in the Habana-Matanzas region, Cuba (12 figures)Abstract1.0 Introduction1.1 Geographical location and geological characteristics1.2 Geological Task2.0 Theoretical Framework2.1 Geological Premises3.0 Materials and Methods3.1 Information and its sources 4.0 Results and Discussion4.1 Processing and interpretation of information5.0 ConclusionsReferences
Chapter 4. Results of some Non-seismic Exploration Methods in different gaso-petroleum regions of western and central Cuba (2 figures)Abstract1.0 Introduction1.1 Geological premises that support the application of non-conventional and non-seismic geophysical-geochemical-morphometric methods of exploration2.0 Materials and Methods2.1 Information and its Sources2.2 Processing and interpretation of information3.0 Materials and Methods3.1 Information, its sources and processing3.0 Results and Discussion3.1 Region east of Motembo (Motembo-Carbonates, Block 9)3.2 Region of the surroundings of the Jarahueca deposit (Block 13)4.0 ConclusionsReferences
Chapter 5. Morphotectonic regionalization in the seas of South Cuba from the Digital Elevation Model 90x90 m (10 figures)Abstract1.0 Introduction1.1 Geographical location and geological characteristics 1.2 Geological Task2.0 Theoretical Framework2.1 Geological Premises3.0 Materials and Methods3.1 Information, its sources and processing4.0 Results5.0 ConclusionsReferences