Caribbean Basins, Tectonics, and Hydrocarbons Project
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Our sponsors enjoy access to:

  • the complete CBTH GIS Database, Phases I-V 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 Geopost, a web mapping application developed for CBTH Sponsors that allows all CBTH GIS data to be mapped, viewed, and downloaded easily in minutes through your web browser.
  • poster presentations from AGU, AAPG, and other conferences authored by CBTH students and scientists
  • CBTH student 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 Project, please e-mail us at, or contact our research staff using the e-mail addresses provided on our Project Researchers page

Phase Information

CBTH — Phase I (September 2005 - August 2008)

CBTH Phase I began on September 1, 2005, and ended on August 31, 2008. The proposal for Phase I is available online (pdf).

CBTH — Phase II (September 2008 - August 2011)

CBTH Phase II began September 1, 2008, and ended on August 31, 2011. The proposal for Phase II is available online (pdf).

CBTH — Phase III (September 2011 - August 2014)

CBTH Phase III began September 1, 2011 and ended on August 31, 2014. The proposal for Phase III is available online (pdf).

CBTH — Phase IV (September 2014 - August 2017)

CBTH Phase IV began on September 1, 2014 and ended on August 31, 2017. The proposal for Phase IV is available online (pdf).

CBTH — Phase V (September 2017 - August 2020)

CBTH Phase V began on September 1, 2017 and will end on August 31, 2020. The proposal for Phase V is available online (pdf).

CBTH — Phase VI (September 2020 - August 2023)

CBTH Phase VI began on September 1, 2020 and will end on August 31, 2023. The proposal for Phase VI is available online (pdf).

If you're interested in becoming a sponsor for Phase VI, which includes all data from Phases I - V, please contact us.


The CBTH proposed study area for Phase VI is shown below. This 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 conjugate margins of Guyana, Suriname, Brazil, and west Africa.

Boxes correspond to Phase V, Year 3 student study areas: 1. Sharon Cornelius, Post-Doctoral Fellow: subsalt GOM 2. Lei Sun, Post-Doctoral Fellow: Hispaniola and Northeastern Caribbean 3. Jack Kenning, PhD, May 2020: structure, basin modeling, western MGOM and Mexican Ridges Fold Belt 4. Marcus Zinecker, PhD: northwest Africa 5. Nawaz Bugti, PhD: Port Isabel fold-thrust belt, northwestern Gulf of Mexico. 6. Mei Liu, PhD: GOM gravity inversion for crustal thickness; mapping of marginal rift system 7. Sean Romito, PhD: West Africa and South America conjugate margins 8. Hualing Zhang, PhD: Permian Basin 9. Md Nahidul Hasan, PhD: Campeche Salt province, GOM 10. Matthew Storey, MS: Apalachicola Rift, NE GOM 11. Jacob Miller, MS: SE Caribbean 12. Benjamin Miller, MS: Saba Bank, NE Caribbean Sea 13. Maddie Bishop, MS: Sandino Forearc Basin, Nicaragua and Costa Rica 14. Bryan Moore, MS/Post-Bacc: GOM and Atlantic conjugate margins 15. Sarah Meyer, Post-Bacc: Mapping of South Atlantic volcanic margins using gravity and magnetic data 16. Tarek Galhom, MS: offshore Morocco

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And thanks to our past industry sponsors for their support

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