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Government reveals 6 areas with petroleum ‘potential’

Santo Domingo.-Energy and Mines minister Antonio Isa Conde on Monday revealed six geological areas of the country, identified with leading edge software, as starting points for a thorough search for potential fossil fuel deposits.

In an activity to publicize the results of seismic 2D analysis based on the Petroleum Modeling System conducted in some areas of the Dominican Republic, Isa said it´s the government´s interest “that scientists, environmentalists, businesses, investors and civil society maximize the studies.”

He stressed that the shared information makes it possible to open a debate on what’s the potential hydrocarbons and what the country should do with the wealth that might exist in its subsurface.

“The areas of greatest potential belong to the basins of Enriquillo, Azua, San Juan, Ocoa, San Pedro and the Eastern Cibao, where there are faults and structures that could act as traps to retain hydrocarbons but still require further study to reach definitive conclusions.”

Source: DT

Oct 28, 2016

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