Open-File Report 97-470D
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Christopher J. Schenk (Coordinator, South America region)
Inquiries about the U.S. Geological Survey's World Energy Project should be addressed to:
Thomas S. Ahlbrandt (Coordinator, World Energy Project)
Each region is then further divided into geologic provinces
on the basis of natural geologic entities and may include a dominant structural
element or a number of contiguous elements. Some provinces contain multiple
Geologic province boundaries for the South America are delineated using data from a number of geologic maps, and other tectonic and geographic data (see References). Offshore province boundaries are defined by the 4000 meter bathymetric contour. Each province is assigned a unique number; the first digit is the region number. It is attempted to number the provinces in geographical groups; onshore, offshore, and combined on and offshore. The list of the provinces sorted by Code is shown in Adobe Acrobat samgeo.pdf file (see section V below).
Oil and gas field data from Petroconsultants International Data Corporation worldwide oil and gas field database are allocated to these provinces. The geologic provinces are being further subdivided into petroleum systems and assessment units in order to appraise the undiscovered petroleum potential of selected provinces of the world.
Specific details of the data sources and map compilation are given in the metadata file on this CD-ROM. Smaller stratigraphic subdivisions of Phanerozoic rock are combined to simplify the map and to maintain consistency with other maps of the series. Precambrian rocks are undivided. Oil and gas field markers represent field centerpoints published with permission from Petroconsultants International Data Corp.,1996 database.
This map is compiled using Environmental Systems Research
Institute, Inc. (ESRI) ARC/INFO software. Political boundaries and cartographic
representations on this map were taken, with permission, from ESRI's
Portions of this database covering the coastline and country
boundaries contain intellectual property of Environmental Systems Research
Institute, Inc. (ESRI), and are used herein with permission. Copyright
1992 and 1996, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. All rights
Audemard, F., and Lugo, J., 1997, Petroleum geology of Venezuela: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Short Course Notes, Dallas, Texas, April 5-6, 1997, chapter paginated.
Bigarella, J.J., 1973, Geology of the Amazonas and Parnaiba Basin, in Nairn, A.E.M., and Stehli, F.G., eds., The ocean basins and margins; the south Atlantic: Plenum Press, New York, v. 1, p. 25-86.
Cainelli, C., and Mohriak, W.U., 1998, Geology of Atlantic eastern Brazilian basins ; Brazilian Geology, Part 2: 1998 AAPG International Conference and Exhibition Short Course, November 12-13, 1998, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, unpaginated.
Committee on the World Geologic Map, 1964, Geologic map of South America: Rio de Janiero, Brazil, 2 sheets, 1:5000000 scale.
Jordan, T.E., and Allmendinger, R.W., 1986, The Sierras Pampaneas of Argentina: a modern analogue of Rocky Mountain foreland deformation: American Journal of Science, v. 286, p. 737-764.
Kingston, J., 1994, Undiscovered petroleum resources of South America: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-559, 443 p.
McGettigan, C.K., and Hunt, D.G., 1996, Columbia continues to yield major oil, gas discoveries: Oil and Gas Journal, July 15, 1996, p. 40-45.
Mordojovich, C., 1981, Sedimentary basins of the Chilean Pacific offshore, in Energy Resources of the Pacific Region: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Studies in Geology, v. 12, p. 732-749.
Ojeda, H.A.O., 1982, Structural framework, stratigraphy, and evolution of Brazilian marginal basins: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 66, no. 6, p. 732-749.
Tankard, A.J., R. Suarez, S., and Welsink, H.J., eds., Petroleum basins of South America: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 62, p. 63-77.
Travis, R.B., Gonzales, G., and Pardo, A., 1975, Hydrocarbon potential of coastal basins of Peru: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 25, p. 331-338.
Urien, C.M., and Zambrano, J.J., 1973, The geology of the basins of the Argentine continental margin and Malvinas Plateau, in Nairn, A.E.M., and Stehli, F.G., eds., The ocean basins and margins; the south Atlantic: Plenum Press, New York, v. 1, p. 135-169.
Urien, C.M., Zambrano, J.J., and Yrigoyen, M.R., 1995, Petroleum basins of southern South America: a review, in Tankard, A.J., R. Suarez, S., and Welsink, H.J., eds., Petroleum basins of South America: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Memoir 62, p. 63-77.
Yrigoyen, M.R., 1991, Energy resources map of the Circum-Pacific
region ; southeast quadrant: U.S. Geological Survey Circum-Pacific Map
Series, Map CP-39, 2 sheets, 1:10000000 scale.
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