COP 3.712.000,00

FIELD TRIP 3: Late Cretaceous to Cenozoic evolution of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and surrounding onshore/offshore basins

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, earth tallest coastal mountain, it is an isolated Andean range surrounded by sedimentary basins whose Cretaceous to Neogene sedimentary record differ among them. To explore these differences and the impact in the hydrocarbon exploration activities, this 3-days field trip will explore a comprehensive analysis of the tectonic and hydrocarbon evolution of northern South America and the Caribbean region. Stops will include key exposures of the Jurassic, Cretaceous, Paleogene and Neogene strata that record the extensional, compressional and transtensional tectonism that affected both the orogen and surrounding basins. An updated review of its stratigraphy, sedimentary petrology, chronology and structural peculiarities including discussion on specific seismic and well data from the offshore region will provide a critical review of the paleogeographic and hydrocarbon habitat of each of these basins and its record of the Caribbean tectonics.

The proposed itinerary will take us from the collisional margin into the less deformed sedimentary basins on the continental plate.