Caribbean Basins, Tectonics, and Hydrocarbons Project
UH Dept. of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
| UiS Dept. of Petroleum Engineering
University of Houston

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Interested in sponsoring the CBTH Project?

Our sponsors enjoy access to:

  • the complete CBTH GIS Database, Phases I-IV for use with ESRI's ArcGIS
  • Access to the CBTH Sponsors Website, which allows direct download of CBTH data, documents, presentations, and more.
  • Access to GeoMapper, a web mapping application developed exclusively for CBTH Sponsors using ArcGIS Server that allows all CBTH GIS data to be mapped easily in minutes through your web browser.
  • movies produced from Fledermaus
  • interpreted seismic lines using Landmark software
  • poster presentations from AGU, AAPG EAGE and other conferences authored by CBTH students and scientists
  • CBTH student participants' theses and dissertations
  • SEG-Y data converted from scans of vintage seismic datasets
  • Preprints of papers and internal reports

If you would like to become a sponsor or receive information about becoming a sponsor of the CBTH program, please e-mail us at, or contact our research staff using the e-mail addresses provided under "Project Researchers." Thanks!

The CBTH-Phase IV proposed study area is shown in the large boxed areas. The CBTH-Phase IV area includes the oil-rich areas of the Mexican and US sectors of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and northern South America, as well as the equatorial, conjugate margins of Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana, Brazil along with countries in west Africa (Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, and Angola.

CBTH Phase IV Study Area

CBTH Phase IV Study Area

Numbers on map refer to areas of proposed work described in the text of the Phase IV proposal: 1 = Trinidad region; 2 = Suriname and French Guyana; 3 = equatorial basins of northern Brazil; 4 = northern Andean foreland basins; 5 = Nicaraguan Rise; 6 = Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico; 7 = onland basins of Colombia; 8 = Suriname and French Guyana; 9 = equatorial basins of northern Brazil; 10 = Mauritania; 11 = various countries of equatorial west Africa.

CBTH Study Areas Phases I-III

CBTH GIS Data Delivery Phases I-III

Product Samples

The CBTH team is also available:

  • to teach shortcourses for multiple or single companies
  • to lead field trips for multiple or single companies
  • for consulting services
  • for single company visits

GIS Module

This is a sample of the information available from Phase I of the CBTH Project.  Our Sponsors enjoy an interactive database that uses a web mapping application and direct download of ArcGIS files.   Please click on the red seismic line in the box to the right to view its interpreted data.

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Sponsor GIS Sample

The GIS compilation is an extensive database that includes seismic lines, wells, stratigraphic columns, and maps.  We've included a sample image from ArcGIS showing the location of a seismic line and its html formatted information.

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Using IVS 3D, we have created short animations relating the topography, bathymetry and other geologic data.  We are able to show this information with georeferenced seismic lines and other GIS information.  In cooperation with the UTIG PLATES project, we are also able to produce plate reconstruction animations.

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Seismic Lines

With Landmark, we are able to interpret and display seismic lines.

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UH & UIS Publications

We will facilitate access for the sponsors to the latest publications for the region including conference presentations, theses and dissertations by UH & UiS scientists and students.  We will also make available preprints of papers and internal reports, as well as previous theses, dissertations, and publications from CBTH work at the University of Texas.

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A special thanks to our industry sponsors who have helped make this project possible

And thanks to our past industry sponsors for their support

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