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Results of Piston Core Studies in the Colombian Caribbean (Spanish Presentation)

SW Caribbean Virtual Symposium Presentation
AAPG Distinguished Lecture

Author: Carlos Rey (presenter), ANH Colombia

Presentation in Spanish.

A campaign of geochemical exploration and heat flow was carried out in the Colombia basin by the DIMAR. The campaign included the interpretation of geophysical data for the identification of optimal sampling sites, followed by the acquisition of 45 samples, their processing and geochemical análisis, some on board and others of samples selected to a geochemical laboratory on the ground for the analysis of biomarkers, diamontoids and carbon isotopes. The remaining central material was labeled and delivered for DIMAR for archival purposes. In addition, a heat flow campaign was completed to better understand the geothermal regime of the region and its potential for hydrocarbon formation.

The interpretation of the results of the analyses shows negligible amounts of thermogenic compounds (saturated and aromatic hydrocarbons) that increase south and southwest along the abyssal areas. Tentatively, given very low concentrations, biomarkers and diamontoids suggest that a source rock with a kerogen type II and type II/III may be the source of these hydrocarbons whose maturity stage does not exceed the peak of the oil window.


Carlos Rey, ANH Colombia

Carlos earned a BSc in Geology from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, a MSc in Geology and a MSc in Energy Management.

With 30 years of experience in the industry, he has worked 14 years in the ANH, where he currently is Knowledge Management Manager (Gerente de Gestión del Conocimiento) of the Technical Vice Presidency of the ANH.

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