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AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region, Optimizing Exploration and Development in Thrust Belts and Foreland Basins.

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Frontier Exploration in the Subandean Zone of Peru


The exploration in the sub Andean basins of Peru has long history with many important discoveries. The creaming curve and field size distribution of the foreland basins show that they have reached a plateau and unless changes are made to exploration play ideas, discoveries will be minimum and small. An exploration case study is presented in the thrust fold belt area of Peru in Ene and Madre de Dios basins showing how all the elements and the processes of the petroleum systems have been assessed, looking for new exploration plays, understanding the risk, and estimating the reward in case of success.