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Hydrogeology of a Large Oil-and-Gas Basin in Central Patagonia

San Jorge Gulf Basin, Argentina

  • Mario Alberto Hernández
  • Nilda González
  • Lisandro Hernández

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Latin American Studies book series (BRIEFSLAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Mario Alberto Hernández, Nilda González, Lisandro Hernández
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mario Alberto Hernández, Nilda González, Lisandro Hernández
    Pages 9-13
  4. Mario Alberto Hernández, Nilda González, Lisandro Hernández
    Pages 15-40
  5. Mario Alberto Hernández, Nilda González, Lisandro Hernández
    Pages 41-64
  6. Mario Alberto Hernández, Nilda González, Lisandro Hernández
    Pages 65-70
  7. Mario Alberto Hernández, Nilda González, Lisandro Hernández
    Pages 71-76
  8. Mario Alberto Hernández, Nilda González, Lisandro Hernández
    Pages 77-81
  9. Mario Alberto Hernández, Nilda González, Lisandro Hernández
    Pages 83-86
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 87-95

About this book

Introduction

This book analyzes the most important geohydrological aspects of the San Jorge Gulf Basin (Chubut and Santa Cruz provinces, Argentine Patagonia), with a particular focus on the physical and hydrodynamic characteristics of the system. Discovered in 1907, the San Jorge Gulf Basin was the first petroleum and gas-producing basin in Argentina. It is also one of the most important areas with real prospects for non-conventional exploitation (shale oil-gas). After characterizing the hydroclimatic background (hydrometeorological parameters and water balance), the book describes the main physical aspects: geomorphology, soils and surface as well as subsoil geology, especially lithology, structures, stratigraphy and hydrogeology.

 


Keywords

Oil basin Hydrogeology of Argentina San Jorge Gulf Basin Geohydrological systems Petroleum basin Non-conventional exploitation

Authors and affiliations

  • Mario Alberto Hernández
    • 1
  • Nilda González
    • 2
  • Lisandro Hernández
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of EcohydrologyNational University of La PlataLa PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Graduate School of EcohydrologyNational University of La PlataLa PlataArgentina
  3. 3.Fundamentals of GeologyNational University of La PlataLa PlataArgentina

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