PGS and ION Collaborate on Joint Data Package for Trinidad Open Bid Round

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PGS and ION are offering a comprehensive 2D data package comprising over 25 615 km offshore Trinidad and Tobago. These six datasets offer an exploration advantage for bidders in Trinidad’s Open Bid Round.
PGS / ION data packages for Trinidad & Tobago 2020 licensing opportunities
PGS / ION data packages for Trinidad & Tobago 2020 licensing opportunities


These Datasets Reveal Exploration Opportunities

Six individual MC2D data packages are available targeting areas relevant for the ongoing Trinidad & Tobago round. Click on the links to access details on the data packages.

CaribeSPAN Arbline with location map
A regional 2D seismic line through Columbus Basin


Trinidad’s Geologic Story 

The Neogene-Recent deepwater Trinidadian basins were formed during the arrival of the Caribbean Plate by a complex interaction with the pre-existing Atlantic Plate.  This west-to-east collision resulted in the subduction of the Atlantic Plate by the overriding Caribbean Plate and an oblique collision with the northern South American passive margin.  This advancement of the Caribbean was coeval with the Miocene initiation of the Orinoco Delta in the eastern Venezuela-Trinidad region and was responsible for the deposition of main reservoir intervals in the basin. 

In the deep water, sediment loading from the delta-generated shale walls and diapirs in the Columbus Basin while strike-slip faulting in the Tobago Trough to the north, formed basement highs, such as the Patao KK High. Both basin settings offer significant structural and stratigraphic trap potential.

Shales from the Late Cretaceous Naparima Hill and Gautier formations constitute the main source rock in this region, equivalent to the Canje Formation offshore Guyana. Additionally, the Early Miocene oil-prone Cipero formation source rock has potential for maturity where burial depth is sufficient, in the deepwater Columbus Basin.

Trinidad | Lower Cruse deltaic and deepwater turbiditic sandstones
GeoStreamer 2D data imaging the upper Miocene and lower Pliocene deltaic sandstones of the Lower Cruse petroleum system, as well as deepwater turbiditic sandstones


Find Out More

To set up a data room for Trinidad exploration, or to access more details on the PGS and ION 2D exploration collaboration in this region, contact today, or talk to your PGS account manager. 


Contact a PGS expert

Please contact a member of our Latin America and Caribbean team for more information.