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Caribbean Basins, Tectonics and Hydrocarbons (CBTH) Phase IV

The goal of the three-year Caribbean Basins, Tectonics, and Hydrocarbons – Phase IV (CBTH) project (September 2014 – August 2017) at the University of Houston and the University of Stavanger in Norway is to continue and expand upon the research activities and focus of the Caribbean Basins, Tectonics, and Hydrocarbons (CBTH) project, Phases I through III.

The main goal of CBTH Phase IV will be to continue to provide our industry sponsors with a fully integrated, web-based, digital surface and subsurface synthesis of a hydrocarbon-rich, study area that includes on- and offshore areas of the circum-Caribbean, the Gulf of Mexico region, the Caribbean region, Andean foreland basins, the equatorial Atlantic area of Suriname, French Guiana, northern Brazil, equatorial West Africa as the conjugate margin of northeastern South America including the countries of Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gambia, Senegal, and Mauritania.

The CBTH project has been active since 2005 and now supports over 40 faculty, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students annually. Click here for a complete list of sponsors, theses and publications, and research awards. Products delivered to CBTH sponsors annually include a GIS data for the above region that includes original subsurface mapping, maps that synthesis basinal and petroleum-relevant features across large areas, lists of previously published work, and academic theses.