Petroleum Migration History - Colombian Foreland


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Determination of

  • flexural forebulge location of the Llanos foreland basin in time.
  • flexure-driven normal fault patterns of the Llanos foreland basin in time and space.
  • major mountain building events of the Eastern Cordillera in time and space.
  • major advance events of the Eastern Cordillera in time and space.
  • expulsion timing in the hydrocarbon kitchens of all recognized oil families.
  • of the spatial distribution of results of each individual migration pulse.
  • lateral and vertical migration segments of each migration pulse.
  • Arc GIS project including all data, profiles and maps addressing problems to be solved
  • Written report with accompanying graphic documentation on the results

Foreland strata accretion into the developing thrustbelt taper accelerated sediment transport from the emergent portion of the orogen undergoing mountain building control a relatively rapid burial of the proximal portion of the foreland basin. They are the most prominent factors affecting the expulsion timing from the organic rich strata residing under and inside the foreland basin fill.

If the contraction driving the thrustbelt and foreland basin development is orthogonal to thrustbelt and basin axes, hydrocarbon expulsion from source rocks of the same stratigraphic age is more-or-less synchronous along strike. However, the timing can quickly gain more complex character if the contraction is either oblique to the axis of linear thrustbelt-foreland basin system or fanning inside of salients and reentrants of the curved thrustbelt-foreland basin system.