Deepwater Guyana Basin and the Demerara Rise: Magma‐rich Rifting and a Tectonostratigraphic Framework Hosting Deepwater Exploration Targets
The Jurassic opening of the southern Central Atlantic Ocean was accompanied by voluminous magmatism at the rifted margins of Suriname/Guinea Bissau and Southern Florida. Subsequent to this opening, an Aptian-age dextral rifting phase initiated in the Equatorial Atlantic. A complex tectonostratigraphic framework records the separate sequences of rifting and a transpressive phase. This framework hosts the past and untested exploration targets in the Guyana Basin.
AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90361 © 2019 AAPG Latin America & Caribbean Region Geosciences Technology Workshop, Recent Discoveries and Exploration and Development Opportunities in the Guiana Basin, Paramaribo, Suriname, November 6-7, 2019