Theses, dissertations, presentations and publications by researchers and students of the Caribbean

Basins, Tectonics and Hydrocarbons Project (2005-2017)

GRAND TOTALS: 43 PhD, MSc, and BSc theses, 245 presentations, & 93 publications

2017 Publications (8)

Carvajal, L.C. and Mann, P., 2016  Western Caribbean intraplate deformation, 2: Defining a continuous and active microplate boundary along the San Andres rift and Hess escarpment, in P. Mann, ed., Geologic and geophysical synthesis of the Nicaraguan Rise and western Caribbean: A framework for understanding its petroleum potential: AAPG Bulletin Special Issue, in preparation.

Gomez, S., Mann, P., and Bird, D., 2017, Deep crustal structure and tectonic origin of the Tobago-Barbados ridge, Lesser Antilles arc, submitted to Interpretation.

Mann, P., and Roberson, R., 2016, Historical perspective after one century of petroleum exploration in the western Caribbean and Central America, in P. Mann, ed., Geologic and geophysical synthesis of the Nicaraguan Rise and western Caribbean: A framework for understanding its petroleum potential: AAPG Bulletin Special Issue, in preparation.

Ott, B. and Mann, P., 2016, Tectonostratigraphic and petroleum evolution of Jamaica and the offshore Walton basin based on integration of seismic reflection and well data, in P. Mann, ed., Geologic and geophysical synthesis of the Nicaraguan Rise and western Caribbean: A framework for understanding its petroleum potential: AAPG Bulletin Special Issue, in preparation.

Ott, B., Mann, P., Carvajal, L.C., 2016,  Western Caribbean intraplate deformation, 1: Defining a continuous and active microplate boundary near Jamaica and across the Upper Nicaraguan Rise, in P. Mann, ed., Geologic and geophysical synthesis of the Nicaraguan Rise and western Caribbean: A framework for understanding its petroleum potential: AAPG Bulletin Special Issue, in preparation.

Ott, B., Mann, P., Sanchez, J., Carvajal, L.C., 2016, Crustal provinces and tectonic history of the Nicaraguan Rise, Caribbean Sea, based on integration of gravity, refraction, seismic reflection, and well data, in P. Mann, ed., Geologic and geophysical synthesis of the Nicaraguan Rise and western Caribbean: A framework for understanding its petroleum potential: AAPG Bulletin Special Issue, in preparation.

Sanchez, J., Mann, P., Carvajal, L.C., Bernal, R., 2016, A 1600-km-long structural-geophysical transect across the western Caribbean to illustrate its structural styles, fault kinematics, plate tectonic history, and petroleum potential, in P. Mann, ed., Geologic and geophysical synthesis of the Nicaraguan Rise and western Caribbean: A framework for understanding its petroleum potential: AAPG Bulletin Special Issue, in preparation.

Torrado, L., Carvajal, L.C., Sanchez, J., Mann, P., 2016, Cretaceous-Cenozoic paleogeographic controls on major source rocks, reservoirs, seals, and traps of the western Nicaraguan Rise (offshore Honduras and Nicaragua), in P. Mann, ed., Geologic and geophysical synthesis of the Nicaraguan Rise and western Caribbean: A framework for understanding its petroleum potential: AAPG Bulletin Special Issue, in preparation.

2016 student thesis studies supported by the CBTH project (3)

Ahmed, M., 2016, Tectonostraphic evolution of the Barbados Accretionary prism and the Tobago basin using MCG data: MSc thesis, University of Stavanger.

Dieset, J., 2016, Eocene reservoir rocks from Jamaica: A provenance study: BS thesis, University of Stavanger, 48 p.

Rodriguez-Milano, L., 2016, Crustal structure and geologic history of the Espino Rift, Venezuela, based on integration of potential fields, seismic reflection, and well data: MSc thesis, University of Houston, 117 p.

2016 Presentations (45)

Ajala, R. and Mann, P., 2016, Gravity-based model for regional flexure induced by crustal loading by the 14-km-thick Mississippi delta, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

Ajala, R., 2016, Gravity modeling of the flexural response of loading of the Niger and Amazon deltas onto their underlying thinned continental and oceanic crust, 15th Houston Geological Society - Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain Conference on African E&P, Houston, TX, Sept. 12-14, 2016.

Ajala, R., 2016, Predicted versus observed topographic features related to loading of the Niger and Amazon deltas based on gravity and flexural modeling, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

Almatrood, M., 2016, Mesozoic to Recent regional controls on subsidence patterns in the Gulf of Mexico basin, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

Almatrood, M., Mann, P., and Bugti, M.N., 2016, Mesozoic to Recent, regional tectonic controls on subsidence patterns in the Gulf of Mexico basin, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

Carvajal-Arenas, L., C., 2016, Insights of seaward-dipping reflectors and its implications for the deposition of Cretaceous rocks in the Western Caribbean Sea, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

Carvajal-Arenas, L.C., Torrado, L., and Mann, P., 2016, Integrated Basin and Play Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources in the Miskito Platform, Verolania Basin and Los Cayos Basin, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 19-22, 2016.

Cassidy, M., 2016, The early Gulf of Mexico as a subaerial basin below sea level (SABSEL) basin, evidence from stratigraphy and facies of Louann Salt, Norphlet Sandstone, and Smackover Brown dense formations, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

Copley, M., 2016, Crustal structure and subsidence history of the East-Africa-Madagascar conjugate margins: Implications for source rock maturity in underexplored offshore basin, 15th Houston Geological Society - Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain Conference on African E&P, Houston, TX, Sept. 12-14, 2016.

Cornelius, S. and Castagna, J., 2016, Salt interval velocities versus latitude in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico: Keathley Canyon and Walker Ridge areas, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

Cornelius, S. and Emmet, P., 2016, Geological 3D velocity model in Keathley Canyon and Walker Ridge, deepwater Gulf of Mexico, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

Cornelius, S. and Emmet, P., 2016, A Geological 3D velocity model in Keathley Canyon and Walker Ridge, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 18-20, 2016.

Dowla, N., Mann, P., Bird, D., 2016, Gravity and Magnetic Investigation of the South-Central Atlantic Margin of the USA (Offshore Florida to South Carolina) and its West African Conjugate Margins (The Gambia to Mauritania), AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 19-22, 2016.

Dowla, N., 2016, Width of the rifted zones of the Northwest Africa-Southeast USA conjugate margins as a constraint on an Africa-North America closed fit reconstruction, 15th Houston Geological Society - Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain Conference on African E&P, Houston, TX, Sept. 12-14, 2016.

Fick, C.A., and Mann, P., 2016, Mexican Ridges passive margin foldbelt of western Gulf of Mexico detached below an extensive Oligocene mass transport complex, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

Gomez, S., Mann, P., and Bird, D., 2016, Deep Crustal Structure and Tectonostratigraphy at the Leading Edge of the Caribbean in Basins Offshore Barbados and Tobago: New Insights From 2-D Gravity Modeling and 2-D Seismic Data, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 19-22, 2016.

Gomez, S. and Mann, P., 2016, Structural domains of the Barbados accretionary prism defined by regional grid of 2D seismic lines, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

Kouassi, M., 2016, Regional comparison of detrital zircon ages from carboniferous and Jurassic strata from the Gulf of Mexico and northern Colombia, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

Kouassi, M., 2016, Regional comparison of detrital zircon populations in pre-rift Paleozoic and syn-rift Mesozoic rocks from the Gulf of Mexico to northern South America, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

Lankford-Bravo, D. and Mann, P., 2016, Delineation of the Mesozoic “step-up fault” at the continent-ocean boundary in the US Gulf of Mexico and its Cenozoic role as a thrust-ramp for passive margin fold-belts, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

Lankford-Bravo, D. Nawaz Bugti, M., Cornelius, S., and Mann, P., 2016,  Documentation of isolated lenses of high velocity, Eocene to Miocene limestone within clastic rocks above and below allochthonous salt bodies, northcentral Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 18-20, 2016.

Lankford-Bravo, D. and Mann, P., 2016, Improved mapping of the sub-salt, continent-ocean boundary in the US Gulf of Mexico and implications for the structural relief for overlying folds of the passive margin fold-thrust belt, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 18-20, 2016.

Lankford-Bravo, D., 2016, Location of the continent-ocean boundary “step-up fault” and its influence on passive margin fold belts of the western Gulf of Mexico, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

Lin, P., 2016, Along-strike, structural-volcanic variations of fossil, late Jurassic, southeastern Gulf of Mexico spreading ridge explained by plate reconstruction of Florida and Yucatan continental blocks, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

Lin, P, and Mann, P., 2016, Jurassic, slow-spreading ridge in the southeast Gulf of Mexico and its along-strike, morpho-volcanic expression explained by a two-phase opening model, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

Lin, P. and Mann, P., 2016, Kinematics of Jurassic rifting and oceanic spreading between the continental blocks of western Florida and the Yucatan peninsula, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 18-20, 2016.

Loureiro, P. and Mann, P., 2016, How Well Do Asymmetrical Rift Models for the Conjugate Margins of Brazil and Angola Compare to Deep-Penetration Seismic Reflection Data?, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 19-22, 2016.

Lunn, E., 2016, Barreirinhas and Ceara Basins of Northern Equatorial Brazil: Upper and Lower Plate Transition Theory Over The Romanche Fracture Zone - A Seismic Study To Determine Structure, Stratigraphy, and Petroleum Potential, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

Mann, P. and Padilla, R., 2016, Geologic and Geophysical Evidence for a Pacific Origin for Seawater Filling the Callovian Gulf of Mexico Evaporite Basin AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 19-22, 2016.

Mann, P. and Steier, A., 2016, Tweaking Pangea’s breakup: Triassic to present plate tectonic reconstructions integrating recent geologic, geophysical, and hydrocarbon data from the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico conjugate margins, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 18-20, 2016.

Martinez, S., 2016, Calculation of regional geomorphic indices to constrain the mechanisms of tectonic uplift and active deformation of the island of Puerto Rico, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

Martinez, S., 2016, Calculation of regional geomorphic indices to constrain the mechanisms of tectonic uplift and active deformation of the island of Puerto Rico, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

Nawaz Bugti, M. and Mann, P., 2016, Distinctive styles of salt deformation formed by radial, convergent gliding into the sharp corners of the northeastern and northwestern Gulf of Mexico, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 12-16, 2016.

Nawaz Bugti, M., 2016, Mechanism of salt deformation in Port Isabel fold-thrust belt, northwest Gulf of Mexico, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

Nawaz Bugti, M. and Mann, P., 2016, What is the limiting factor for hydrocarbon prospects of the Port Isabel Passive Margin Foldbelt, Northwest Gulf of Mexico?, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 18-20, 2016.

Nguyen, L., 2016, Full-Fit reconstruction of the East Africa and Antarctica Continental Margins, 15th Houston Geological Society - Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain Conference on African E&P, Houston, TX, Sept. 12-14, 2016.

Nguyen, L. and Mann, P., 2016, Mesozoic stretching amounts of the continental margins of the Gulf of Mexico basin derived from 3D gravity inversion and depth to basement mapping, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 18-20, 2016.

Reuber, K., 2016, South Atlantic Conjugate Margins: The Significance of Pre-Rift Western Gondwanan Orogenic Domains on Syn-rift Infill, 15th Houston Geological Society - Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain Conference on African E&P, Houston, TX, Sept. 12-14, 2016.

Sanchez, C.J., Mann, P., Bernal-Olaya, R., 2016, Unconventional Resource Potential of Cretaceous Source Rocks in the Onshore Cesar-Rancheria Basin, Northern Colombia, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 19-22, 2016.

Serrano-Suárez, B.E., 2016, Seismic facies of three major, Triassic?-recent tectonostratigraphic sequences of the Casamance sub-basin, Senegal basin, offshore Guinea-Bissau, northwest Africa, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

Steier, A., 2016, Characterization of the Oxfordian Sandstone of the Northern Yucatan and its Relation to the Norphlet Sandstone of the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico through Seismic Mapping, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

Steier, A., 2016, Fine Tuning Quantitative, Plate-Tectonic Reconstructions of South Atlantic Conjugate Margins using a GIS Compilation of Geologic and Geophysical Information, 15th Houston Geological Society - Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain Conference on African E&P, Houston, TX, Sept. 12-14, 2016.

Torrado, L., 2016, Seismic characterization of Cretaceous to Recent mass transport complexes in the Foz do Amazonas Basin, Northern Brazil: Implications for future hydrocarbon exploration, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

Torrado, L. and Mann, P., 2016, Seismic Characterization of Early Cretaceous Fluvial-Deltaic Sandstones, Middle to Late Cretaceous Turbidites and Late Cretaceous Channelized Features in the Foz do Amazonas Basin, Northern Brazil, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 19-22, 2016.

Zhang, L., 2016, Using contrasting well subsidence histories from conjugate margins of Brazil and Angola as a test of symmetrical vs. asymmetrical rifting, upper and lower plate margins, and later basin inversion events, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 7, 2016.

2016 Publications (6)

Alvarez, T., Mann, P., and Wood, L., 2016,Tectono-Stratigraphic Habitat of Hydrocarbons in The Deep-Water Frontier Provinces of Trinidad and Tobago, SPE Trinidad and Tobago Section Energy Resources Conference, SPE-180883-MS.

Bingham, L. and Karssenberg, D., 2016, Error propagation in a fuzzy logic spatial multi-criteria evaluation, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, v. 20, n. 8., p. 1552-1578.

Kocel, E., Stewart, R., Mann, P., and Chang, L., 2016, Near-surface geophysical investigation of coseismic folding and uplift of the Leogane fan-delta during the 2010 M7 Haiti earthquake, Interpretation, v. 4, n. 1, T49-T61.

Leslie, S. and Mann, P., 2016, Giant submarine landslides on the Colombian margin and tsunami risk in the Caribbean Sea: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v.449, p. 382-394.

Nguyen, L., and Mann, 2016, Gravity and magnetic constraints on the Jurassic opening of the oceanic Gulf of Mexico and the location and tectonic history of the Western Main transform fault along the eastern continental margin of Mexico, Interpretation, v. 4, n. 1, p. SC23-SC33.

Reuber, K., Pindell, J., Horn, B.W., 2016, Demerara Rise, offshore Suriname: Magma-rich segment of the Central Atlantic Ocean, and conjugate to the Bahamas hot spot: Interpretation, v. 4, n. 2, p.T31-T45.

2015 student thesis studies supported by the CBTH project (5)

Mejia-Hernandez, M.C., 2015, Sequence of folding and thrusting of the Piedemonte oil and gas filed, eastern foothills of the Colombian Cordillera Oriental: constraints from integration of balanced cross sections and thermal maturation data: MSc thesis, University of Houston, 73 p.

Ott, B., 2015 Cretaceous-Cenozoic tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Nicaraguan Rise based on seismic reflection, wells, and potential fields data: PhD Dissertation, University of Houston, 262 p.

Sanchez, C.J., 2015, Comparison of Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic deformation and basin formation along the northwestern Caribbean plate boundary on the Honduran borderlands-Nicaraguan Rise and southeastern Caribbean plate boundary in Colombia: PhD Dissertation, University of Houston, 229 p.

Scott, D., 2015, Characterization of the South Gabon Basin passive-margin fold and thrust belt from 2D seismic interpretation: BSc thesis, University of Houston, 38 p.

Tillman, T., 2015, Hydrocarbon potential of the northeastern Caribbean based on integration of sediment thickness and source rock maturity data: MSc thesis, University of Houston, 90 p.

2015 Presentations (50)

Alvarez, T., Mann, P., and Wood, L., 2015, Along-Strike Sediment Transport is an Underappreciated Control on the Pleistocene Sedimentary Record offshore East Coast Trinidad, GSTT Caribbean Geological Conference, Port-of-Spain, May 17-22, 2015.

Alvarez, T., Mann, P., and Wood, L., 2015, Tectonics, Basin Evolution and Sediment Distribution within the Collision to Subduction Transition of the southeastern Caribbean Plate Boundary Zone in Offshore Trinidad, GSTT Caribbean Geological Conference, Port-of-Spain, May 17-22, 2015.

Alvarez, T., Mann, P., Wood, L., Vargas, C.A., and Latchman, J., 2015, Transition from Subduction to Strike-Slip in the Southeast Caribbean: Effects on Lithospheric Structures and Overlying Basin Evolution, GSTT Caribbean Geological Conference, Port-of-Spain, May 17-22, 2015.

Bernal-Olaya, R., Mann, P., Escalona, A., 2015, Tectonostratigraphic Evolution of the Lower Magdalena Basin, Colombia: An Example of an Underfilled to Overfilled Forearc Basin, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 20-22, 2015.

Blanco, J.M., 2015, Fault systems deforming Oligocene-Miocene reservoirs of La Vela Bay, Western Venezuela, mapped using 3D seismic data, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Blanco, J., and Mann, P., 2015, La Vela Bay, offshore Falcon basin, western Venezuela: Eastern extension to the La Perla carbonate reservoir trend?, AAPG ACE meeting, Denver, May 31 - June 3, 2015.

Blanco, J. and Mann, P., 2015, Structure of the La Vela offshore basin, western Venezuela: an obliquely-opening rift basin within the South America-Caribbean strike-slip pate boundary, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 14-18, 2015.

Byers, C. and Mann, P., 2015, Tectonic geomorphology of large normal faults bounding the Cusco rift basin within the southern Peruvian Andes, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Byers, C. and Mann, P., 2015, Tectonic geomorphology of large normal faults bounding the Cuzco rift basin within the southern Peruvian Andes, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 14-18, 2015.

Carvajal, L.C. and Mann, P., 2015, San Andres Rift, Nicaraguan Shelf: a 346-km-long, north-south rift zone actively extending the interior of the “stable” Caribbean plate, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Carvajal, L.C. and Mann, P., 2015, San Andres Rift, Nicaraguan Shelf: A 346-Km-Long, North-South Rift Zone Actively Extending the Interior of the "Stable" Caribbean Plate, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 14-18, 2015.

Carvajal, L.C., 2015, Western Caribbean Structural Provinces Based on 2D Kinematic Restorations of the Lower Nicaraguan Rise and Colombia Basin, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 20-22, 2015.

Castillo, K. and Mann, P., 2015, Cenozoic history of the easternmost Eastern Venezuela foreland basin and Orinoco delta system, GSTT Caribbean Geological Conference, Port-of-Spain, May 17-22, 2015.

Cheney, A., 2015, Foreland Deformation Related to Precambrian Features of the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 20-22, 2015.

Dowla, N., 2015, Compilation of the deep crustal structure of the central Atlantic conjugate margins to test pure shear versus simple shear rifting mechanisms, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Escalona, A. and Norton, I., 2015, Quantitative Plate Tectonic and Paleogeographic Reconstructions of the Caribbean Region, 77th EAGE Conference and Exhibition, Madrid, June 1-4, 2015.

Gomez, S., 2015, Structural Framework and Hydrocarbon Potential of the Inner Forearc Deformation Belt, Tobago-Forearc Basin- Barbados Accretionary Prism Transition Zone, GSTT Caribbean Geological Conference, Port-of-Spain, May 17-22, 2015.

Gomez, S., 2015, Using 2D gravity modeling to characterize the structure and lithologic composition of the Tobago-Barbados Ridge, Lesser Antilles subduction margin, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Gomez, S., Mann, P., Ott, B., 2015, Tectonic Evolution and Hydrocarbon Prospectivity of the Tobago Forearc Basin, Barbados Ridge, and Barbados Accretionary Prism, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 20-22, 2015.

Lankford-Bravo, D., 2015, Influence of Basement Dip on Morphological and Structural Characteristics of the Perdido-Port Isabel and Northern and Southern Mexican Ridges, Western Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 20-22, 2015.

Lankford-Bravo, D., 2015, Understanding basement structure from the Perdido to the Mexican Ridges, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Leslie, S., and Mann, P., 2015, Petroleum Systems of the Tayrona-Rancheria Basin, Offshore Guajira Peninsula, Colombia, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 20-22, 2015.

Leslie, S., Mann, P., and Carvajal, L.C., 2015, Structure and Petroleum Potential of the South Caribbean Deformed Belt and Tayrona Basin, Offshore Northern Colombia, AAPG ACE meeting, Denver, May 31 - June 3, 2015.

Leslie, S. and Mann, P., 2015, Size Constraints on Late Miocene to Pliocene Submarine Slope Failures along the Colombian Caribbean Subduction Margin as a Basis for Assessing Circum-Caribbean Impact of Future Tsunami Events, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 14-18, 2015.

Lin, P., 2015, Predicted fault kinematics of Jurassic faults related to the opening of the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Loureiro, P. and Mann, P., 2015, Controls of asymmetrical opening on sag basins of South Atlantic conjugate margins: Margin characterization from gravity transects and mapping using grids of seismic reflection data, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Loureiro, P. and Mann, P., 2015, Controls of asymmetrical opening on rift and sag basins of South Atlantic conjugate margins: Insights from gravity transects and mapping using grids of seismic reflection data, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 14-18, 2015.

Loureiro, P. and Mann, P., 2015, Re-defining the active fault boundaries and kinematics of the Puerto Rico-Virgin Islands microplate, GSTT Caribbean Geological Conference, Port-of-Spain, May 17-22, 2015.

Loureiro, P., Mann, P., and Saunders, M., 2015, Controls of asymmetrical rifting on giant oil habitats within conjugate, pre-salt carbonate sag basins of Brazil and west Africa, AAPG ACE meeting, Denver, May 31 - June 3, 2015.

Loureiro, P., Tillman, T., Mann, P., 2015, Hydrocarbon Potential of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico Based on Combining Depth to Basement and Maturity Information from Previous Wells, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 20-22, 2015.

Mann, P., 2015, Areas of Unsolved Problems in Caribbean Active Tectonics, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 14-18, 2015.

Mann, P., 2015, New Insights into the Mesozoic Evolution of the Gulf of Mexico Basin from Gravity and Deep-Penetration Seismic Reflection Data, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 20-22, 2015.

Mann, P., Dowla, N., and Horn, M., 2015, Trends and predictions for giant oil and gas field discoveries, 2000-2019, AAPG ACE meeting, Denver, May 31 - June 3, 2015.

Mann, P., and Hasan, M., 2015, Recent progress in understanding a two-stage opening model for the Gulf of Mexico and its implication for exploration in the U.S. and Mexican maritime zones, AAPG ACE meeting, Denver, May 31 - June 3, 2015.

Martindale, Z., 2015, Comparison of rift and passive margins stages of the East Africa-Madagascar conjugate margins and their impact on heat flow and source rock maturation, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Martinez, S., 2015, Effect of sea level change on the extent of the shorelines of the Caribbean up to and during the height of the Last Glacial Maximum (26.5 Ka), University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Mejia-Hernandez, M.C., Mann, P., Mora, A., and Prieto, R.L., 2015, Use of Balanced Structural Sections to Improve Definition of Complexly Deformed Reservoirs in the Eastern Foothills of the Cordillera Oriental, Colombia, AAPG ACE meeting, Denver, May 31 - June 3, 2015.

Milano-Rodriguez, L., 2015, Tectonic and geological history of the Espino rift in Central Venezuela, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Ott, B. and Mann, P., 2015, Identifying active interplate and intraplate fault zones in the western Caribbean plate from seismic reflection data and the significance of the Pedro Bank fault zone in the tectonic history of the Nicaraguan Rise, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 14-18, 2015.

Ott, B. and Mann, P., 2015, Tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Nicaraguan Rise based on integration of 2D seismic and potential fields data: New constraints on Caribbean Plate history and petroleum exploration, GSTT Caribbean Geological Conference, Port-of-Spain, May 17-22, 2015.

Ott, B. and Mann, P., 2015, What Lies beneath the Tip of the Iceberg? Late Cretaceous to Recent Tectonic Evolution of Jamaica and the Nicaraguan Rise with Implications for a Widespread Eocene Petroleum System, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 20-22, 2015.

Reuber, K., Pindell, J., and Bliss, A., 2015, New seismic data from Demerara Rise; SDRs and regional relations with surrounding terranes, GSTT Caribbean Geological Conference, Port-of-Spain, May 17-22, 2015.

Sanchez, J. and Mann, P., 2015, Late Cretaceous-recent tectonic assembly of diverse crustal blocks in Central America, the Nicaraguan Rise, the Colombian Basin and northern South America as seen on a 1600-km-long, geologic and structural transect, American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, Dec. 14-18, 2015.

Sanchez, C.J., Mann, P., Bernal, R., 2015, Cenozoic Structural, Deformational, and Erosional Events Observed Along a 400-km Long, Onshore-to-Offshore Regional Transect Across Northwestern South America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Annual Convention, Houston, TX, Sept. 20-22, 2015.

Scott, D., 2015, Characterization of the South Gabon Basin passive-margin fold and thrust belt from 2D seismic interpretation, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Steier, A., 2015, Evaluation of Previously Published Kinematic Plate Models for the Opening of the South Atlantic Ocean using a GIS  Compilation of Geologic and Geophysical Information, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Tillman, T. and Mann, P., 2015, Hydrocarbon potential of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico based on combining depth to basement and maturity information from previous wells, GSTT Caribbean Geological Conference, Port-of-Spain, May 17-22, 2015.

Tillman, T., Mann, P., and Ambrosius, I., 2015, Hydrocarbon Potential of the Northeastern Caribbean Based on Integration of Depth to Basement and Source Rock Maturity Data, AAPG ACE meeting, Denver, May 31 - June 3, 2015.

Torrado, L., 2015, Late Cretaceous to Recent Paleogeography and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Nicaraguan Rise tied to Plate Reconstructions, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

Tran, S., 2015, Do active petroleum systems exist on oceanic crust in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic Ocean?, University of Houston - Houston Geological Society Robert E. Sheriff Lecture, Houston, TX, Nov. 16, 2015.

2015 Publications (15)

Bartok, P., Mejía-Hernández, M. C., Hasan, M., 2015, Paleogeographic constraints on Middle to Late Jurassic tectonic reconstruction of the Maya block of southern Mexico and equivalent strata of northwestern South America, in C. Bartolini and P. Mann, eds., Petroleum Geology and potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin: AAPG Memoir 108, p. 201–216.

Bernal-Olaya, R., Mann, P., and Escalona, A., 2015, Cenozoic tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Lower Magdalena Basin, Colombia: An example of an underfilled to overfilled, forearc basin, in C. Bartolini and P. Mann, eds., Petroleum geology and potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin: AAPG Memoir 108, p. 345–398.

Bernal-Olaya, R., Mann, P., and Vargas, C. A., 2015, Earthquake tomography, seismic reflection, and gravity evidence for a shallowly-dipping subduction zone beneath the Caribbean margin of Colombia, in C. Bartolini and P. Mann, eds., Petroleum geology and potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin: AAPG Memoir 108, p. 247–270.

Bernal-Olaya, R., Sanchez, J., Mann, P., and Murphy, M., 2015, Along-strike crustal thickness variations of the subducting Caribbean plate produces two distinctive styles of thrusting in the offshore South Caribbean deformed belt, Colombia, in C. Bartolini and P. Mann, eds., Petroleum Geology and Potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin: AAPG Memoir 108, p. 295–322.

Blanco, J. M., Mann, P., and Nguyen, L., 2015, Location of the suture zone separating the Great Arc of the Caribbean from continental crust of northwestern South America inferred from regional gravity and magnetic data, in C. Bartolini and P. Mann, eds., Petroleum geology and potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin: AAPG Memoir 108, p. 161–178.

Campos, H. and Mann, P., 2015, Tectonostratigraphic evolution of the northern Llanos foreland basin of Colombia and implications for its hydrocarbon potential, in C. Bartolini and P. Mann, eds., Petroleum geology and potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin: AAPG Memoir 108, p. 517–546.

Carvajal-Arenas, L. C., Torrado, L., and Mann, P., 2015, Early and Late Eocene/Oligo-Miocene(!) petroleum system in the Nicaraguan Rise: Insight from basin and 3D petroleum system modeling, in C. Bartolini and P. Mann, eds., Petroleum geology and potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin: AAPG Memoir 108, p. 615–646.

Mann, Paul, 2015, Passive Plate Margin, in Harff, J., Meschede, M., Petersen, S., Thiede, J., editors, Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences, Springer Netherlands, doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6644-0_100-2

Mann, Paul, 2015, Marine Sedimentary Basins, in Harff, J., Meschede, M., Petersen, S., Thiede, J., editors, Encyclopedia of Marine Geosciences, Springer Netherlands, doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6644-0_99-2

Moreno-Lopez, M.C. and Escalona, A., 2015, Precambrian-Pleistocene tectono-stratigraphic evolution of the southern Llanos basin, Colombia, in eds. A. Mora, D. Garcia, M.A. Guzman, and P. Mann, Petroleum Systems of the Eastern Cordillera, Foothill Basins and Associated Llanos Basin, AAPG Bulletin, August 2015, v. 99, n. 8, p. 1473-1502.

Ott, B. and Mann, P., 2015, Late Miocene to Recent formation of the Aure-Moresby fold-thrust belt and foreland basin as a consequence of Woodlark microplate rotation, Papua New Guinea, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 16, 1988–2004, doi:10.1002/2014GC005668.

Sanchez, J. and Mann, P., 2015, Structure and basin analysis of the Cesar-Rancheria basin, northwestern South America: Implications for tectonic events and petroleum systems, in C. Bartolini and P. Mann, eds., Petroleum geology and potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin: AAPG Memoir 108, p. 431–470.

Sanchez, J., Mann, P., Emmet, P.A., 2015, Late Cretaceous-Cenozoic tectonic transition from collision to transtension, Honduran Borderlands and Nicaraguan Rise, NW Caribbean Plate boundary, in From: Nemcok, M., Rybar, S., Sinha, S. T., Hermeston, S. A. & Ledvenyiova, L. (eds) Transform Margins: Development, Controls and Petroleum Systems. Geological Society, London Special Publications, 431, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 431, , http://doi.org/10.1144/SP431.3

Wright, V.D., Hornbach, M.J., Mchugh, C., Mann, P., 2015, Factors contributing to the 2005-present rapid rise in lake levels, Dominican Republic and Haiti (Hispaniola): Natural Resources, v. 6,  n. 8, p. 465-481.

Zuluaga, C., Pinilla, A. and Mann, P., 2015, Jurassic silicic volcanism and associated continental-arc basin in northwestern Colombia (southern boundary of the Caribbean plate), in C. Bartolini and P. Mann, eds., Petroleum geology and potential of the Colombian Caribbean Margin: AAPG Memoir 108, p. 137–160.

2014 PhD dissertations from students supported by the CBTH project (2)

Alvarez, T., 2014, The Southeastern Caribbean Subduction to Strike-Slip Transition Zone: A Study of The Effects of Lithospheric Structures and Overlying Clastic Basin Evolution and Fill: PhD dissertation, University of Houston, 270 p.

Bernal-Olaya, R. 2014, Tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Sinu accretionary prism and Lower Magdalena forearc basin formed above a shallow-dipping subduction zone, Caribbean margin of Colombia: PhD dissertation, University of Houston, 237 p.

2014 MS theses from students supported by the CBTH project (5)

Ahmad, S., 2014, Paleogeographic reconstruction of the northern Caribbean region from Late Cretaceous to the Recent: MSc thesis, University of Stavanger, 128 p.

Castillo, K., 2014, Stratigraphy, Structure, and Petroleum Potential of the Easternmost Part of the Eastern Venezuelan Basin: MS thesis, University of Houston, 124 p.

Ismael, M., 2014, Tectonostratigraphic stages in the Mesozoic opening and subsidence of the Gulf of Mexico basin based on deep-penetration seismic reflection data in the salt-free eastern part of the basin : MS thesis, University of Houston, 103 p.

Loureiro, P., 2014, Cenozoic basin evolution of the Virgin Islands basin and Anegada Passage, northeastern Caribbean: MS thesis, University of Houston, 79 p.

Mata, O., 2014, Cenozoic Structure, Stratigraphy, and Paleogeography of the Lower Magdalena Basin, Colombia: MS thesis, University of Houston, 177 p.

2014 BSc theses from students supported by the CBTH project (6)

Ask, K., 2014, 3D model reconstruction of sandbox experiment of thrusting with local sedimentation: BSc thesis, University of Stavanger, 42 p.

Bjåland, S., 2014, 3D model reconstruction of sandbox experiment of thrusting with local sedimentation: BSc thesis, University of Stavanger, 48 p.

Dowla, N., 2014, Opening of the Gulf of Corinth rift, central Greece, BSc Honors thesis, University of Houston, 47 p.

Gjestvang, J., 2014, 3D model reconstruction of sandbox experiment of thrusting with local sedimentation: BSc thesis, University of Stavanger, 51 p.

Hadland, S., 2014, 3D model reconstruction of sandbox experiment of thrusting with local sedimentation: BSc thesis, University of Stavanger, 47 p.

Helland, E., 2014, 3D model reconstruction of sandbox experiment of thrusting with local sedimentation: BSc thesis, University of Stavanger, 58 p.

2014 Presentations (16)

Alvarez, T., L. Wood, P. Mann, 2014, Along-Strike Sediment Transport is an Underappreciated Control on the Pleistocene Sedimentary Record Offshore East Coast Trinidad, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Alvarez, T., P. Mann, L. Wood, 2014, Tectonics, Basin Evolution and Sediment Distribution within the Collision to Subduction Transition of the Southeastern Caribbean Plate Boundary Zone in Offshore Trinidad, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Batbayar, K., P. Mann, J.C. Hippoplyte, 2014, Tectonic Interpretation of Changing Paleostress in the Circum-Caribbean Region, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Bingham, L., and D. Karssenberg, 2014, Error propagation in a fuzzy logic spatial multi-criteria evaluation: Proceedings of the AGILE'2014 International Conference on Geographic Information Science.

Castillo, K., P. Mann, P. Bartok, 2014, Paleogeography of the Cenozoic passive margin of northeastern South America in eastern Venezuela and Trinidad from seismic data and well information, Gulf Coast Section SEPM Bob F. Perkins Research Conference, Houston, Texas.

Hasan, M. and P. Mann, 2014, Stages of Jurassic Rifting, Magmatism, and Salt Deposition in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Inferred from a Grid of Deep-Penetration Seismic Reflection Data Tied to Wells, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Kocel, E., R. Stewart, P. Mann, L. Chang, 2014, Near-surface geophysical investigation of the 2010 Haiti earthquake epicentral area, Haiti, SEG annual meeting, Denver, Colorado

Leslie, S., P. Mann, L.C. Carvajal, 2014, Giant mass transport deposits of the Caribbean margin and their tsunamigenic potential, offshore northern Colombia, American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, California

Loureiro, P., and P. Mann, 2014, A newly recognized, 460-km-long and arcuate, right-lateral strike-slip fault traversing Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, California

Mann, P. and I. Ambrosius, 2014, Areas of Active Tectonic Uplift Are Sensitive to Small Changes in Fold Orientations within a Broad Zone of Left-lateral Transpression and Shearing, Dominican Republic and Haiti (Hispaniola), American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, California

Ott, B., P. Mann, M. Saunders, 2014, Island Arcs, Misplaced Continents, and a Large Igneous Province: Challenges for Petroleum Prospecting in the Western Caribbean, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Ott, B., P. Mann, M. Saunders, 2014, Role of the offshore Pedro Banks left-lateral strike-slip fault zone in the plate tectonic evolution of the northern Caribbean, Gulf Coast Section SEPM Bob F. Perkins Research Conference, Houston, Texas.

Ott, B. and P. Mann, 2014, Structural and Gravity Transects of the Colon Mountains-Nicaraguan Rise Orogenic Belt of Honduras and Offshore Nicaragua/Jamaica, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Reuber, K., P. Mann, M. Saunders, 2014, Are along-strike alternations of symmetrical and Non-symmetrical South Atlantic conjugate margins controlled by volcanic vs. non-volcanic rifting process?, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Sanchez, J. and P. Mann, 2014, Regional Transect Across the Western Caribbean: Structural Styles and Plate Reconstructions of Late Cretaceous to Cenozoic Tectonic Events, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Wang, J., P. Mann, A. von Lignau, 2014, Definition and paleoseismology of the active, left-lateral Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault zone based on high-resolution Chirp profiles: Lakes Azuey and Mirogoane, Haiti, American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, California

2014 Publications (3)

Kocel, E., Stewart, R., Mann, P., Chang, L., Wang, J., 2014, Searching for blind faults: The Haiti subsurface imaging project, in The Leading Edge, v. 33, no. 12, p. 1372-1377, doi:10.1190/tle33121372.1

Torrado, L., P. Mann, J. Bhattacharya, 2014, Application of seismic attributes and spectral decomposition for reservoir characterization of a complex fluvial system: Case study of the Carbonera Formation, Llanos foreland basin, Colombia, Geophysics, v. 79, n. 5, p. 1-10.

Xiangyang, X. and P. Mann, 2014, U–Pb detrital zircon age patterns of Cenozoic clastic sedimentary rocks in Trinidad and its implications, Sedimentary Geology, v. 307, p. 7-16.

2013 MS theses from students supported by the CBTH project (4)

Campiño Restrepo, L., 2013, 2D Seismic Interpretation of the Tumaco on-and offshore basin, SW Colombia. Implications for tectono-stratigraphic evolution and hydrocarbon exploration: MSc thesis, University of Stavanger, 119 p.

Dale, A., 2013, Crustal type, tectonic origin, and petroleum potential of the Bahamas carbonate platform: MSc thesis, University of Houston, 84 p.

Johansen, E., 2013, Flexural Modeling through time in northern South America: MSc thesis: University of Stavanger, 92 p.

Pachon, L., 2013, Stratigraphic and tectonic history of the Putumayo foreland basin, Colombia: MSc thesis, University of Houston, 153 p.

2013 Presentations (31)

Alvarez, T., P. Mann, L. Wood, C. Vargas, J. Latchman, 2013, Transition from Subduction to Strike-Slip in the Southeast Caribbean: Effects on Lithospheric Structures and Overlying Basin Evolution, AGU Annual Conference, San Francisco, California

Batbayar, K., P. Mann, J.C. Hippolyte,  2013, Shifts in the Caribbean plate direction inferred from paleostress measurements from striated fault planes in the circum-Caribbean region, GSA South-Central Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas.

Batbayar, K., P. Mann, J.C. Hippolyte,  2013, Changes in Late Cretaceous-Quaternary Caribbean plate motion directions inferred from paleostress measurements from striated fault planes, AGU Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.

Bernal-Olaya, R.D., P. Mann, C. Vargas, I. Koulakov, 2013, Tomographically-imaged subducted slabs and magmatic history of Caribbean and Pacific subduction beneath Colombia, AGU Annual Convention, San Francisco, California.

Bingham, L. and D. Karssenberg, 2013, Error Propagation of a Fuzzy Logic Multi-criteria Evaluation for Petroleum Exploration, EUROGEO Conference, Bruges, Belgium.

Bingham, L., R. Zurita-Milla, D. Karssenberg, and A. Escalona, 2013, GIS-Based Analysis for Petroleum Exploration, ESRI Petroleum User Group, London, England, ESRI.

Blanco, J.M., C. E. Padrón, H. Contreras, 2013, Fracture Identification and Analysis Using Seismic Attributes in Carbonate Reservoirs: Cimarrona Formation, Middle Magdalena Valley Basin, Colombia, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Blanco, J.M., P. Mann, P. Bartok, 2013, Subsurface Structure, Stratigraphy and Hydrocarbons of the Falcon Basin: An Inverted, Hydrocarbon-Bearing Rift Basin in Western Venezuela, AAPG ICE Conference, Cartagena, Colombia.

Campiño Restrepo, L. and A. Escalona, 2013, 2D Seismic Interpretation of the Tumaco Basin, SW Colombia. Implications for Tectono-Stratigraphic Evolution and Hydrocarbon Exploration, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Carvajal Arenas, L.C., P. Mann, M. Saunders, 2013, Petroleum prospectivity of the southwestern Nicaraguan Rise (Colombian Caribbean) based on regional integration of seismic and well data, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Carvajal Arenas, L.C., P. Mann, K.K. Bissada, M. Saunders, 2013, Cenozoic Source Rocks of the Southwestern Nicaraguan Rise, Caribbean Sea: Distribution, Burial History, and Maturation, AAPG ICE Conference, Cartagena, Colombia.

Castillo, K. and P. Mann, 2013, Early History of the Orinoco Delta on the Northeastern Margin of South America, AAPG ICE Conference, Cartagena, Colombia.

Dale, A., K. Reuber, D. Bird, P. Mann, 2013, Central Atlantic Magmatic Province Plume Focus and Evidence for its Relation to the Basement of the Bahamas, GSA South-Central Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas.

Dale, A., P. Mann, D. Bird, 2013, Crustal Structure of the Central Atlantic Rifted-Passive Margin from South Carolina to the Southeastern Bahamas: A First Step to Understand its Petroleum Potential, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Hasan, M. and P. Mann, 2013, Stages of Mesozoic rifting, magmatism, and salt deposition in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico inferred from a grid of deep-penetration seismic reflection data, AGU Annual Convention, San Francisco, California.

Hasan, M., 2013, New observations on the crustal structure of the US Gulf of Mexico basin based on deep-penetration seismic reflection data, gravity and plate reconstructions, GSA South-Central Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

Johansen, E. A. Escalona, N. Cardozo, L. Bingham, 2013, 3D Flexural Modeling through time in the northern South America, EAGE Conference, London, England.

Moreno, C. and A. Escalona, 2013, Tectonic Evolution of the Southern Llanos Basin, Colombia and Its Significance for Hydrocarbon Prospectivity, AAPG ICE Conference, Cartagena, Colombia.

Nguyen, L., P. Mann, D. Bird, 2013, Gravity and Petroleum Modeling in Gulf of Mexico, GSA South-Central Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas.

Nguyen, L., P. Mann, D. Bird, 2013, Location of deeply buried, offshore Mesozoic transform fault along the western margin of the Gulf of Mexico inferred from gravity and magnetic data, AGU Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.

Mann, P. and N. Dowla, 2013, Worldwide Trends in the Discoveries of Giant Fields from 2006-12 with Predictions on the Locations and Numbers of Future Giants, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Osmond, J., P. Mann, S. Pierce, 2013, Petroleum Potential of Onland Basins in Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) Based on Integration of Vintage Well and Seismic Reflection Data with Geochemical Data, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ott, B., P. Mann, M. Saunders, 2013, Crustal Provinces of the Nicaraguan Rise as a Control on Source Rock Distribution and Maturity, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ott, B., P. Mann, M. Saunders, 2013, Role of the offshore Pedro Banks left-lateral strike-slip fault zone in the plate tectonic evolution of the northern Caribbean, AGU Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.

Pachon, L.F., P. Mann, N. Cardozo, 2013, Structural Evolution and Petroleum Potential of Putumayo Foreland Basin, Colombia, from Subsurface Mapping and 3D Flexural Modeling, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Reuber, K., P. Mann, M. Saunders, 2013, Buried Cretaceous Delta of the Barreirinhas Basin, Offshore Brazil: Potential Source of Structural and Stratigraphic Traps in Deepwater Sandstone?, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sanchez, J., P. Mann, and P. Emmet, 2013, Late Cretaceous to Cenozoic deformation of the North American-Caribbean plate boundary in northern Central America and its effects on the origin and migration of hydrocarbons, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sanchez, J. and P. Mann, 2013, Effects of Caribbean oceanic plateau shallow subduction on topographic uplift and exhumation of the northwestern Maracaibo block, Colombia, AGU Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.

Tomlinson, D., Z. Wolfe, M. Murphy, P. Mann, 2013, Comparison of Thick versus Thin-Skinned Styles of Laramide Thrusting in the Southern Rockies and Sierra Madre Oriental Fold-Thrust Belts, GSA South-Central Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas.

Torrado, L., P. Mann, J. Bhattacharya, 2013, Tectonic effects on changing fluvial style in the Late Eocene ‐Oligocene northern Llanos foreland basin of Colombia, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Torrado, L., P. Mann, J. Bhattacharya, 2013, Application of Seismic Attributes and Fluvial Geomorphology of the Late Eocene-Oligocene of the Carbonera Formation in the Llanos Foreland Basin of Colombia, AAPG ICE Conference, Cartagena, Colombia.

2013 Publications (5)

Escalona, A. and W. Yang, 2013, Impact of low-angle subduction in petroleum systems along the Leeward Antilles island arc emergent gas trend, northern South America: First Break., v. 31, p. 55-65.

Escalona, A. and W. Yang, 2013, Subsidence controls on foreland basin development of northwestern offshore Cuba, southeastern Gulf of Mexico: AAPG Bulletin, January 2013, v. 97, p. 1-25, doi:10.1306/06111212002

Koehler, R., Mann, P., Prentice, C., Brown, L., Benford, B., and Grandison-Wiggins, M., 2013, Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault zone in Jamaica: Paleoseismology and seismic hazard: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 103, no. 2A, p. 971-983, April, 2013, doi: 10.1785/0120120215

Prentice, C., Mann, P. and Pena, L., 2013, Comment on “Historical perspective on seismic hazard to Hispaniola and the northeast Caribbean region”: Journal of Geophysical Research, Solid Earth, v. 118, 1-4, doi10.1002/jgrb.50170.2013

Vargas, C., and Mann, P., 2013, Tearing and Breaking Off of Subducted Slabs as the Result of Collision of the Panama Arc-Indenter with Northwestern South America: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v, 103, n. 3., p. 2025-2046, June, 2013, doi: 10.1785/0120120328

2012 MS theses from students supported by the CBTH project (4)

Figueira, B., 2012, An examination of the spatial and temporal evolution of a complex transition zone in the Gulf of Paria, Trinidad-Venezuela (Eastern Venezuela Basin/ EVB): MSc thesis, University of Stavanger, 80 p.

Moreno, C., 2012, Evolution of the southern Llanos basin, Colombia: MSc thesis, University of Stavanger, Stavanger, 88 p.

Torrado, L., 2012, Non-Marine Sequence Stratigraphy and Changing Fluvial Style in the Northern Llanos Foreland Basin of Colombia: MSc thesis, University of Houston, Houston.

Wolfe, Z., 2012, Stratigraphic Controls on the Structural Evolution of the Sierra Madre Oriental Fold-thrust Belt, Eastern Mexico: MSc thesis, University of Houston, Houston, 74 p.

2012 Presentations (21)

Alvarez, T., P. Mann, C. Vargas, L. Wood, J. Latchman, 2012, Systematic Variations in the Age and Thickness of Subducting Crust as a Control on Regional Structure; the Barbados Accretionary Prism, the Island of Trinidad and the Associated Offshore Areas, and Implications for Hydrocarbon Prospectivity, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Long Beach, California.

Bernal-Olaya, R.D. and P. Mann, 2012, Controls on Migration of Forearc Depocenters, Lower Magdalena basin, Colombia, GSA Penrose Meeting, Lucca, Italy.

Bernal-Olaya, R.D., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2012, Tectonic Controls on the Spatial and Temporal Migration of Depocenters in Forearc Basins: A Comparison of Modern and Ancient Caribbean Examples, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Long Beach, California.

Bernal-Olaya, R.D., 2012, Defining the geometry of the subducting Caribbean slab beneath northwestern Colombia and its controls on the overriding Lower Magdalena forearc basins, XI Simposio Bolivariano, “Exploración petrolera en las cuencas subandinas,” Cartagena, Colombia.

Bingham, L., A. Escalona, R. Zurita-Milla, 2012, GIS-based Fuzzy Logic Analysis for Petroleum Exploration and Case Study of Northern South America, EAGE Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Campos, H., 2012,  Tectonic and subsidence history of the Llanos foreland basin of Colombia, XI Simposio Bolivariano, “Exploración petrolera en las cuencas subandinas,” Cartagena, Colombia.

Chursina, I., A. Escalona, 2012, Frontier Exploration in Accretionary Prisms: Sinu belt Colombia, GSA Penrose Meeting, Lucca, Italy.

Dowla, N. and P. Mann, 2012, Future Discovery Trends of Oil and Gas Fields, AAPG-SEG Student Expo, Houston, Texas.

Dowla, N. and P. Mann, 2012, Oil and Gas Field Discovery Trends, University of Houston Undergraduate Research Day, Houston, Texas.

Dowla, N., R. Stewart, P. Mann, L. Chang, 2012, Shallow seismic profiling of onland Leogane fan-delta, Haiti, for imaging fan stratigraphy and buried faults associated with the January 12, 2010, earthquake, AGU Annual Conference, San Francisco, California

Figueira, B. and A. Escalona, 2012,  Examination of the complex transition zone in the southern Gulf of Paria, Trinidad-Venezuela, EAGE Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Figueira, B. and A. Escalona, 2012 Examination of the spatial and temporal evolution of multiple terranes in the southern Gulf of Paria, GSTT Conference, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Mann, P., 2012, Are "uncharacteristic" earthquakes spatially linked to strike-slip restraining bends?, Fall AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Mann, P., W. Yang, A. Escalona, 2012, Regional Effects of the Cuban Arc-Continent Collision on Structure, Stratigraphy and Hydrocarbons in the Deepwater, Southeastern Gulf of Mexico, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Long Beach, California.

Moreno, C. and A. Escalona, 2012, Inversion History of the Southern Area of the Llanos basin, Colombia, EAGE Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Ott, B. and P. Mann, 2012, Early origins of the Caribbean plate from seismic and gravity data across the Nicaraguan Rise, AAPG-SEG Student Expo, Houston, Texas.

Ott, B. and P. Mann, 2012, Early origins of the Caribbean plate from deep seismic profiles across the Nicaraguan Rise, AGU Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.

Pachon, L.F. and P. Mann, 2012, Hydrocarbon Structural Traps above Inverted, Mesozoic Normal Faults in the Putumayo Foreland Basin, Southern Colombia, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Long Beach, California.

Sanchez, C.J., and P. Mann, 2012, Thick-Skinned Style and Timing of Convergent Tectonics in Northwestern South  America and Implications for Petroleum Exploration, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Long Beach, California.

Sanchez, C.J. and P. Mann, 2012, Sedimentary and structural response of right-lateral transpression associated with oblique convergence along Caribbean-South American plate margin, Northern Colombia, GSA Annual Meeting, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Torrado, L., P. Mann, J. Bhattacharya, 2012, Non-marine Sequence Stratigraphy and Changing Fluvial Style in the Northern Llanos Foreland Basin of Colombia, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Long Beach, California.

2012 Publications (5)

Bingham, L., R. Zurita-Milla, and A. Escalona, 2012, Geographic information system–based fuzzy-logic analysis for petroleum exploration with a case study of northern South America: AAPG Bulletin, v. 96 no. 11.

Escalona, A. and W. Yang, in press, Subsidence controls on foreland basin development of northwest offshore Cuba, southeastern Gulf of Mexico: AAPG Bulletin, v. 96, n. 11.

Mann, P., 2012, Comparison of structural styles and giant hydrocarbon occurrences within four active strike-slip regions: California, Southern Caribbean, Sumatra, and East China, in D. Gao, ed., Tectonics and sedimentation: Implications for petroleum systems: AAPG Memoir 100, p. 43-93.

Sánchez, J., B. K. Horton, E. Tesón, A. Mora, R. A. Ketcham, and D. F. Stockli, 2012, Kinematic evolution of Andean fold-thrust structures along the boundary between the Eastern Cordillera and Middle Magdalena Valley basin, Colombia, Tectonics, 31.

Vargas, C., P. Mann, and C. Gomez, 2012, Morphologic expression of accretionary processes and recent submarine landslides along the southwestern Pacific margin of Colombia: in Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences, edited by Y. Yamada et al., Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, v. 31, pt. 4.

2011 MS theses from students supported by the CBTH project (3)

Bingham, L., 2011, GIS-based analysis for petroleum exploration using fuzzy logic multi-criteria evaluation and sensitivity analysis: unpublished MS thesis, University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 176 p.

Campos, H., 2011, Tectonostratigraphic and subsidence history of the northern Llanos foreland basin of Colombia: unpublished MS thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 105 p.

Rodriguez, A., 2011, Regional structure, stratigraphy, and hydrocarbon potential of the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico: unpublished MS thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 177 p.

2011 presentations (23)

Alvarez, T., C. Vargas, P. Mann, and J. Latchman, 2011, Subduction-to-stike-slip-transition in the southeastern Caribbean imaged using deeply-penetrating seismic reflection lines and tomography, GSA Penrose Colombia, Manizales, Colombia.

Alvarez, T., C. Vargas, P. Mann, A. Escalona, and J. Latchman, 2011, Subduction-to-Strike-Slip-Transition in the Southeastern Caribbean Imaged Using Deeply-Penetrating Seismic Reflection Lines and Tomography, AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, p. 19.

Bernal, R., P. Mann, and C. Vargas, 2011, Lower Magdalena basin, Colombia: A forearc basin formed above a zone of active, shallow subduction, GSA Penrose Colombia, Manizales, Colombia.

Bernal-Olaya, R. D., P. Mann, and C. Vargas, 2011, Lower Magdalena Basin, Colombia: A Forearc Basin Formed above a Zone of Active, Shallow Subduction, AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition Houston, Texas.

Bingham, L., and A. Escalona, 2011, Using Regional GIS-Based Suitability Maps in Petroleum Exploration: Case Study of Northern South America, Norwegian Geological Society Winter Conference, Stavanger, Norway.

Campos, H., P. Mann, and N. Cardozo, 2011, Flexurally-driven subsidence history of the Llanos foreland basin of Colombia, GSA Penrose Colombia, Manizales, Colombia.

Campos, H., P. Mann, A. Escalona, and N. Cardozo, 2011, Flexurally-driven Subsidence History of the Llanos Foreland Basin of Colombia, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Chursina, I., and A. Escalona, 2011, Consideration of accretionary prisms for petroleum exploration, Norwegian winter conference, Stavanger, Norway.

Costley, R., P. Mann, C. Vargas, L. Bingham, and A. Escalona, 2011, GIS database for research on active tectonics and basinal studies in Colombia and its offshore Caribbean and Pacific margin, GSA Penrose Colombia, Manizales, Colombia.

Emmet, P. A., P. Mann, and R. Roberson, 2011, Nicaraguan Rise offshore Honduras: Upper Cretaceous source rock may contribute to a proven Eocene hydrocarbon system at Main Cape-1 in the Mosquitia Basin: AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Escalona, A., and W. Yang, 2011, Evaluating petroleum systems along the Leeward Antilles island arc, southern Caribbean, EAGE Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria.

Escalona, A., and L. Bingham, 2011, Peak oil: An elusive target and the impact of technology and frontier exploration, Norwegian Geological Society Winter Conference, Stavanger, Norway.

Figueira, B., A. Escalona, N. Cordozo, and M. Sahoo, 2011, Fractures at Galera Point, northeast Trinidad: Origins, significance and impact on reservoir potential, Norwegian Winter Conference, Stavanger, Norway.

Mann, P., and C. A. Vargas Jimenez, 2011, Role of Panama arc-indentor for late Cenozoic deformation in Colombia and implications for regional distribution of hydrocarbons, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Mann, P., 2011, Major hydrocarbon plays in the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean and northern South America, SEG Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.

Mann, P., Emmet, P., Roberson , R., 2011, Crustal thinning of the continental borderland bounding the oceanic Cayman trough, Fall AGU Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Moreno, M. C., A. Escalona, and N. Cordozo, 2011, Main structural features of the Southern Llanos basin, Colombia, and their implications for hydrocarbon exploration. Norwegian Geological Society Winter Conference, Stavanger, Norway.

Prieto, M., H. Van Avendonk, P. Mann, S. Holdbrook, D. Lizarralde, and P. Denyer, 2011, Crustal Thickening, Sequence Stratigraphy, and Petroleum Potential of the Western Colombia Basin Adjacent to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas.

Prieto, M., H. J. A. Van Avendonk, P. Mann, S. Holbrook, D. Lizarralde, and P. Denyer, 2011, Crustal structure and sequence stratigraphy of the western Colombian basin adjacent to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, GSA Penrose Colombia, Manizales, Colombia.

Rodriguez, A. B., and P. Mann, 2011, Origin of the Mexican Ridges passive margin foldbelt based on seismic and well integration from the shelf-slope-deep basin and structural restoration, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition Houston, Texas.

Vargas, C. A., P. Mann, and C. Gomez, 2011, The Monterey isotope excursion event in the Colombia basin: Seismic evidence and hydrocarbon implications, AAPG Annual Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, p. 30.

Yang, W., and A. Escalona, 2011, Exploration plays in Guyana basin, Northeastern South America, Norwegian Geological Society Winter Conference, Stavanger, Norway.

Yang, W., and A. Escalona, 2011, Pseudo-3D Modeling on Source Rock Evaluation in the Guyana Basin, Northern South America, EAGE Annual Conference, Vienna, Austria.

2011 publications (17)

Aitken, T., P. Mann, A. Escalona, and G. L. Christeson, 2011, Evolution of the Grenada and Tobago basins and implications for arc migration: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 235-258.

Bingham, L., and A. Escalona, 2011, Creating a unified geologic database: The need for a global standard: First Break, v. 29, p. 41-48.  

Escalona, A., and P. Mann, 2011, Tectonics, basin subsidence mechanisms, and paleogeography of the Caribbean-South American plate boundary zone: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 8-39.

Escalona, A., P. Mann, and M. Jaimes, 2011, Miocene to recent Cariaco basin, offshore Venezuela: Structure, tectonosequences, and basin-forming mechanisms: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 177-199.

Escalona, A., and L. Bingham, 2011, The value chain and hydrocarbon reserves, in M. Lien, ed., Introduction to Petroleum Geology: Høvik, Norway, Vett and Viten ELS, p. 254-264.

Escalona, A., W. Fjeldskaar, and I. Grunnaleite, 2011, Basin modeling across the emergent Lesser Antilles island arc, southeastern Caribbean: Impact on petroleum systems: First Break, v. 29, p. 23-34.

Garciacaro, E., A. Escalona, P. Mann, L. Wood, L. Moscardelli, and S. Sullivan, 2011, Structural controls on Quaternary deepwater sedimentation, mud diapirism, and hydrocarbon distribution within the actively evolving Columbus foreland basin, eastern offshore Trinidad: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 149-176.

Garciacaro, E., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2011, Regional structure and tectonic history of the obliquely colliding Columbus foreland basin, offshore Trinidad and Venezuela: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 126-148.

Hippolyte, J.-C., and P. Mann, 2011, Neogene–Quaternary tectonic evolution of the Leeward Antilles islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao) from fault kinematic analysis: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 259-277.

Hornbach, M. J., P. Mann, C. Frohlich, K. Ellins, and L. Brown, Assessing geohazards near Kingston, Jamaica: Initial results from chirp profiling, Leading Edge, v. 30, p. 410-413.

Kroehler, M., Mann, P., Escalona, A., and Christeson, G., 2011, Late Cretaceous-Miocene diachronous onset of backarc thrusting along the South Caribbean deformed belt and its importance for understanding processes of arc collision and crustal growth: Tectonics, v. 30.

Mann, P., 2011, Volume dedication Amos Salvador (1923-2007): Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 1-3.

Mann, P., and A. Escalona, 2011, Introduction to the special issue of Marine and Petroleum Geology: Tectonics, basinal framework, and petroleum systems of eastern Venezuela, the Leeward Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, and offshore areas: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 4-7.

Soto, D., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2011, Miocene-to-recent structure and basinal architecture along the Central Range strike-slip fault zone, eastern offshore Trinidad: Marine and Petroleum Geology, v. 28, p. 212-234.

Vargas C. and P. Mann, and C. Borrero, 2011, Field guides for excursions to the Nevado del Ruiz Volcano and to the Romeral Fault System (Colombia) in the frame of the Neotectonics of arc-continent collision concepts, Earth Sciences Research Journal, v. 14, no. 1.

Yang, W., and A. Escalona, 2011, Tectonostratigraphic evolution of the Guyana Basin: AAPG Bulletin, v. 95, p. 1339-1369.

Yang, W., and Escalona, A., 2011, Basin modeling and source rock evaluation in the Guyana basin, First Break, v. 29, p. 59-69.

2010 presentations (13)

Escalona, A., W. Fjeldskaar, and P. Mann, 2010, Basin modeling along emergent island arcs and oblique convergent margins - Impact on petroleum systems - Southeastern Caribbean case, EAGE Annual Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Bingham, L., A. Escalona, and P. Mann, 2010, Creating a Unified Geologic Database: Methods and Techniques, EAGE Annual Conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Mann, P., A. Escalona, and W. Yang, 2010, Tectonic setting and hydrocarbon trendology of a reported 7-8 TCF giant gas Discovery, eastern Gulf of Venezuela, AAPG Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, AAPG.

Alvarez, T., and P. Mann, 2010, Tectonic habitat of hydrocarbons in the deep- and ultra-deepwater frontier areas of Trinidad and Tobago, AAPG Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, AAPG.

Punnette, S., L. Wood, and P. Mann, 2010, Tectonic and eustatic controls on the origin of shelf sands and associated facies, offshore NCMA area of Trinidad and Tobago, AAPG Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, AAPG.

Rodriguez, A., P. Mann, and W. Galloway, 2010, Effects of Laramide foreland basin tectonics on structure, subsidence, and hydrocarbons of the Mexican sector of the Gulf of Mexico, AAPG Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, AAPG.

Bernal, R., P. Mann, A. Escalona, R. Hernandez, and V. Ramirez, 2010, Characterizing the structural style and age of the Romeral fault zone in the subsurface of the Lower Magdalena basin, Colombia, AAPG Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, AAPG.

Bingham, L., A. Escalona, and P. Mann, 2010, Creaming Curves and Discovery Trends of 5 Basins from the Gulf of Mexico to Northern South America, AAPG Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, AAPG.

Campos, H., and P. Mann, 2010, Tectonic influence of the Cordillera Oriental thrust salient on the shortening and subsidence history of the Llanos foreland basin of Colombia, AAPG Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, AAPG.

Emmet, P., and P. Mann, 2010, Early Cenozoic rift inversion: key to understanding the structural framework and petroleum potential of the Nicaraguan Rise, AAPG Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, AAPG.

Whitehill, C., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2010, Tectono-stratigraphic framework of the western Maracaibo block, Colombia-Venezuela: Implications for hydrocarbon exploration, AAPG Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, AAPG.

Yang, W., A. Escalona, and P. Mann, 2010, Tectono-stratigraphic evolution of the continental shelf of Guyana and Suriname, AAPG Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, AAPG.

Mann, P., Y. Wenxiu, and A. Escalona, 2010, Far-field deformation effects of the oblique Caribbean plate collision on the passive marging of the northeastern South America in the Guyana Basin, AGU Meeting of the Americas, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.

2010 publications (7)

Mondziel, S. A., N. Grindlay, P. Mann, A. Escalona, and L. Abrams, 2010, Morphology, structure, and tectonic evolution of the Mona canyon (northern Mona passage) from multibeam bathymetry, side-scan sonar, and seismic reflection profiles: Tectonics, v. 29, p. 1-23.

Xie, X., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2010, Regional provenance study of Eocene clastic sedimentary rocks within the South America-Caribbean plate boundary zone using detrital zircon geochronology: Earth and Planetary  Science Letters, v. 291, p. 159-171.

Hayes, G., Briggs, R., Sladen, A., Fielding, E., Prentice, C., Hudnut, K., Mann, P., Taylor, F., Crone, A., Gold, R., Ito, T., and Simons, M., 2010, Complex rupture during the 12 January, 2010, Haiti earthquake: Nature Geosciences, v. 3, p. 800-805.  

Hornbach, M., Braudy, J., Briggs, R., Cormier, M., Davis, M., Diebold, J., Dieudonne, N., Douilly, R., Frohlich, C., Gulick, S., Johnson, H., Mann, P., McHugh, M., Ryan-Mishkin, K., Prentice, C., Seeber, L., Sorlien, C., Steckler, M., Symithe, S., Taylor, F., and Templeton, J., 2010, High tsunami frequency as a result of combined strike-slip faulting and coastal landslides: Nature Geosciences, v. 3, p. 783-788.

Prentice, C., Mann, P., Crone, A., Gold, R., Hudnut, K., Briggs, R., Koehler, R., and Jean, P., 2010, Seismic hazard of the Enriquillo-Plaintain Garden fault zone inferred from paleoseismology: Nature Geosciences, v. 3, p. 789-793.  

Hayman, N., Grindlay, N., Perfit, M., Mann, P., Leroy, S., and Mercier de Lepinay, 2010, Oceanic core complex development as the ultraslow-spreading Mid-Cayman spreading center: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, Q0AG02, 2011.

Hornbach, M., Mann, P., Taylor, F., and Bowen, S., 2010, Estimating the age of near-shore carbonate slides using coral reefs and erosional markers: A case study from Curacao, Netherlands Antilles: Sedimentary Record, v. 8, p. 4-10.

2009 MS theses from students supported by the CBTH project (2)

Autret, E., 2009, Regional Geological Interpretation of Offshore Guyana Based on Subsurface Data, unpublished MS thesis, Universite de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France, 57 p. (supervised by A. Escalona at the University of Stavanger, Norway).

Taboada, G., 2009, Tectonostratigraphic evolution of the northeastern Maturin foreland basin, Venezuela, unpublished MS thesis, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 113 p.

2009 presentations (15)

Alvarez, T., L. J. Wood, and P. Mann, 2009, Three-dimensional relationships between synchronous normal faulting, folding and sedimentation in the Columbus channel, offshore southern Trinidad, AAPG Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, AAPG.

Bingham, L., A. Escalona, I. Norton, and P. Mann, 2009, GIS-Based Hydrocarbon Resource Map of the Mexican Sector of the Gulf of Mexico, AAPG Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, AAPG.

Emmet, P., and P. Mann, 2009, Hydrocarbon Potential of the Nicaraguan Rise Based on Reevaluation of vintage Seismic and Well Data from the 1970s, AAPG Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, AAPG.

Escalona, A., P. Mann, and L. Bingham, 2009, Hydrocarbon exploration plays in the greater Caribbean region and neighboring provinces, EAGE Annual Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, EAGE.

Jiang, X., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2009, Tectonostratigraphic and Hydrocarbon Framework of the Colombian Offshore Margin from the Magdalena Delta to Panama, AAPG Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, AAPG.

Benford, B., P. Mann, C. Prentice, W. King, C. DeMets, M. Grandison, and B. Tikoff, 2008, Late Quaternary activity and seismogenic potential of the Gonave microplate: South Coast fault zone of southern Jamaica, American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, American Geophysical Union, p. poster.

Mann, P., and M. Horn, 2009, Tectonostratigraphic and structural setting of giant oil and gas clusters in the Sub-Andean foreland basin and Pacific-Caribbean forearc region, X Simposio Boliariano meeting, Cartagena, Colombia.

Norton, I., A. Escalona, P. Mann, and L. Lawver, 2009, Mesozoic Caribbean plate reconstructions based on a revised fit of Precambrian and Paleozoic terranes in northwestern South America and Central America, AAPG Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, AAPG.

Punnette, S., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2009, Tectonic and Stratigraphic Setting of Gas Fields of the North Coast Marine Area, Offshore Northern Trinidad and Tobago Basin, AAPG Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, AAPG.

Taboada, G., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2009, Are widespread flexure-related normal faults in the Eastern Venezuelan foreland basin hosting undiscovered oil fields in the underexplored, far eastern part of the basin?, X Simposio Boliariano meeting, Cartagena, Colombia.

Taboada, G., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2009, Tectonic Controls for Three Main Subsidence Phases of the Eastern Venezuelan Foreland Basin in the Region of the Orinoco Delta, AAPG Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, AAPG.

Vence, E., D. Contreras, P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2009, Subsurface structure of a 400-km long segment of the Oca-Ancon right-lateral fault zone from the offshore margin of Colombia to the Falcon basin of Venezuela, X Simposio Boliariano meeting, Cartagena, Colombia.

Xie, X., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2009, Impact of Tectonic Setting and Diagenetic History on the Reservoir Potential of Eocene to Miocene On- and Offshore, Deepwater Sandstones, Northern South America, AAPG Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado, AAPG.

Vargas, C., 2009, Potential de hidrocarburos en Colombia, Colombian Petroleum Show, Bogota, Colombia, Agencia Nacional de Hidrocarburos.

Vargas, C., C. Gomez, L. Briceño, and C. Rey, 2009, Morphologic expression of accretion processes along the Pacific margin of Colombia inferred from high-resolution bathymetric data, AGU annual meeting, San Francisco, California, American Geophysical Union.

2008 theses from students supported by the CBTH project (2)

Contreras, D., 2008, Defining the northeastern boundary of the supergiant Maracaibo foreland basin, Venezuela: Master of Science thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 184 p.

Vence, E., 2008, Subsurface structure, stratigraphy, and regional tectonic controls of the Guajira margin of northern Colombia: Master of Science thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 128 p.

2008 presentations (6)

Contreras, D., P. Mann, A. Escalona, and M. Nunez, 2008, Structural and stratigraphic correlations across the Burro Negro fault zone, northeastern margin of the Maracaibo supergiant basin, American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, AAPG.

Escalona, A., P. Mann, and L. Bingham, 2008, Hydrocarbon exploration plays in the great Caribbean region and neighboring provinces, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, San Antonio, Texas, AAPG.

Jiang, X., P. Mann, A. Escalona, and I. Filina, 2008, Structure and stratigraphy of the Tobago-Barbados Ridge and its implications for hydrocarbons in the Barbados offshore area, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, San Antonio, Texas, AAPG.

Vence, E., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2008, Tectonic controls on Middle Eocene to recent stratigraphic sequences along the Guajira margin of northern Colombia, American Association of Petroleum Geologists annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas, AAPG.

Xie, X., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2008, Paleogene Deep-water Sandstone Provenance and Reservoir Quality of Offshore Areas of Northern South America, American Association of Petroleum Geologists annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas, AAPG.

Xie, X., P. Mann, and A. Escalona, 2008, Paleogeography, Paleodrainage Systems, and Tectonic Reconstructions of Eocene Northern South America Constrained by U-Pb Detrital Zircon Geochronology, AGU Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, AGU.

2008 publications (5)

Christeson, G. L., P. Mann, A. Escalona, and T. J. Aitken, 2008, Crustal structure of the Caribbean-northeastern South America arc-continent collision zone: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 113, p. 1-19.

Wallace, L., Ellis, S., and Mann, P., 2008, A collisional model for rapid, forearc block rotations, arc curvature, and episodic back-arc rifting in subduction settings: Geochemistry, Geophysics, and Geosystems, 10, Q05001  doi:10.1029/2008GC002220

Hornbach, M., Mondziel, S., Grindlay, N., Frohlich, C., and Mann, P., 2008, Did a submarine slide trigger the 1918 Puerto Rico tsunami?  Science of Tsunami Hazards, v. 27, p. 22-31.

Funk, J., Mann, P., McIntosh, K., and Stephens, J., 2008, Cenozoic tectonics of the Nicaraguan depression, Nicaragua, and Median trough, El Salvador, based on seismic reflection profiling and remoting sensing data: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 121, p. 1491-1521.  doi:10.1130/B26428.1

Wallace, L., Ellis, S., and Mann, P., 2008, Tectonic block rotation, arc curvature, and back-arc rifting: Insights into these processes in the Mediterranean and in the western Pacific, in E. Catlos, editor, Donald D. Harrington Symposium on the Geology of the Aegean, IOP Conference Series, Earth and Environmental Science, v. 2, doi: 10.1088/1755-1307/2/1/012010.

2007 theses (3)

Funk, J.  2007.  Cenozoic Tectonics of the Nicaraguan Depression, Nicaragua, and Median Trough, El Salvador based on seismic reflection profiling and remote sensing data.  Master of Science, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 188 p.

Kroehler, M., 2007, Tectonics and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Venezuelan Basin, Caribbean Sea: Master of Science thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 108 p.

Soto, M. D.  2007.  Structural and basinal architecture and active strike-slip faulting of the eastern offshore area of Trinidad.  Master of Science thesis, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 109 p.

2007 presentations (14)

Bingham, L., Escalona, A. & Mann, P.  2007.  Building an Integrated, Digital Database Using HTML and GIS Tools: A Case Study for the Northern South American Petroleum Province.  American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Long Beach, California.  

Bingham, L., Escalona, A. & Mann, P.  2007.  Building an integrated, digital database using HTML and GIS tools: A case study for the northern South American petroleum province.  Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  

Bingham, L., W. P. King, and P. Mann, 2007, GIS-Based Active Fault Map of the Caribbean Plate Margins, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Denver, CO, GSA.

Castellanos, H., Escalona, A., Rodriguez, L. & Mann, P.  2006.  Tectonic and stratigraphic controls on the Orinoco heavy oil belt, eastern Venezuela foreland basin.  AAPG annual meeting.  Houston.  CD-ROM,

Contreras, D., Mann, P., Escalona, A. & Nunez, M.  2007.  Structure, Stratigraphy and Gas Potential of the Northwestern Eocene Maracaibo foreland basin, Western Venezuela.  American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Long Beach, California.  

El-Mowafy, H., Mann, P. & Escalona, A.  2007.  Hydrocarbon Potential of the Aruba and Western Curacao Basins, Offshore Venezuela.  American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Long Beach, California.  

Escalona, A. & Mann, P.  2007.  Overview of the subsurface geology of on and offshore northern South America - Implications for hydrocarbon exploration.  Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  

Escalona, A., Mann, P. & Lavier, L.  2007.  Kinematic Model Linking Basin Subsidence and Fault Evolution Along the Obliquely Convergent South America-Caribbean Plate Boundary  Zone.  American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Long Beach, California.  

Hanzlik-Valentin, M., Mann, P., Escalona, A., Grindlay, N. R. & Abrams, L.  2007.  Reconstructing Paleogeography and Sea-level History of Western Puerto Rico Using High-resolution 2D Seismic Profiles.  American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Long Beach, California.  

King, W. P., L. Bingham, P. Mann, C. DeMets, and M. D. Wiggins-Grandison, 2007, Possible existence of an unidentified, seismogenic fault zone along the southern coast of Jamaica: A compilation of earthquake and remote sensing data, Geological Society of America annual meeting, Denver, Colorado, GSA.

Mann, P., Garciacaro, E., Soto, M. D. & Escalona, A.  2007.  3D anatomy of the Columbus foreland basin, eastern offshore Trinidad.  Geological Society of Trinidad and Tobago: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Mann, P., Horn, M. & Cross, I.  2007.  Emerging Trends from 69 Giant Oil and Gas Fields Discovered from 2000-2006.  American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Long Beach, California.  (Available online at: http://www.conferencearchives.com/aapg2007/sessions/player.html?sid=07041210)

Nordfjord, S., Escalona, A., Mann, P. & Galloway, W.  2007.  Linking Tectonic and Sedimentary Events in the Northern Caribbean and Southern Gulf of Mexico.  American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Long Beach, California.  

Vence, E., Escalona, A., Mann, P. & El-Mowafy, H.  2007.  Along-Strike Continuity of Caribbean Tectonic Terranes and Their Controls on Source and Reservoir Rocks, Offshore Colombia and Venezuela.  American Association of Petroleum Geologists: Long Beach, California.  

2007 publications (9)

Gorney, D., Escalona, A., Mann, P., Magnani, M. B. and BOLIVAR study group, 2007, Chronology of Cenozoic tectonic events in western Venezuela and the Leeward Antilles based on integration of offshore seismic reflection data and on-land geology.  AAPG Bulletin, 91, p. 653-684.

Mann, P., 2007, Global catalogue, classification, and tectonic origins of restraining and releasing bends on active and ancient strike-slip fault systems: Geological Society, London, Special Publications, v. 290, p. 13-142.

Mann, P., DeMets, C., and Wiggins-Grandison, M., 2007, Toward a better understanding of the late Neogene strike-slip restraining bend in Jamaica: Geodetic, geologic, and seismic constraints: in Cunningham, D., and Mann, P., eds., Tectonics of Strike-Slip Restraining Bends, Geological Society of London Special Publication, p. 239-253.

Soto, M. D., Mann, P., Escalona, A. & Wood, L.  2007.  Late Holocene strike-slip offset of a subsurface channel interpreted from three-dimensional seismic data, eastern offshore Trinidad.  Geology, 35, p. 859-862.

Mann, P., 2007, Overview of the tectonic history of northern Central America, in Mann, P. (editor), Geologic and tectonic development of the Caribbean plate boundary in northern Central America: Geological Society of America Special Paper 428, p. 1-20.

Rogers, R., and Mann, P., 2007, Transtensional deformation of the North America-Caribbean plate boundary zone, in Mann, P. (editor), Geologic and tectonic development of the Caribbean plate boundary in northern Central America, Geological Society of America Special Paper 428, p. 37-64.

Rogers, R., Mann, P., and Emmet, P., 2007, Tectonic terranes of the Chortis block based on integration of regional aeromagnetic and geologic data, in Mann, P. (editor), Geologic and tectonic development of the Caribbean plate boundary in northern Central America: Geological Society of America Special Paper 428, p. 65-88.

Rogers, R., Mann, P., and Scott, R., 2007, Cretaceous intra-arc rifting, sedimentation, and basin inversion in east-central Honduras, in Mann, P. (editor), Geologic and tectonic development of the Caribbean plate boundary in northern Central America: Geological Society of America Special Paper 428, p. 89-128.

Rogers, R., Mann, P., Emmet, P. and Venable, M., 2007, Colon fold belt of Honduras: Evidence for late Cretaceous collision between the continental Chortis block and intra-oceanic Caribbean arc, in Mann, P., editor, Geologic and tectonic development of the Caribbean plate boundary in northern Central America: Geological Society of America Special Paper 428, p. 129-150.

2006 theses from students supported by the CBTH project (2)

Garciacaro, E. J.  2006.  Stratigraphic architecture and basin fill evolution of a plate margin basin, eastern offshore Trinidad and Venezuela.  Master of Science thesis, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 150 p.

Hanzlik-Valentin, M., 2006, Late Quaternary seismic stratigraphy and structure of the western insular shelf margin of Puerto Rico: unpublished MS thesis, University of Texas, Austin, 94 p.

2006 Presentations (8)

Escalona, A.  2006.  Multiphase Tectonic Evolution of Northwestern Venezuela and its Offshore Area: Implications for the Distribution of Source and Reservoir Rocks.  AAPG Annual Meeting.  Houston.  Data on CD-ROM,

Escalona, A. and Mann, P.  2006.  Oil and gas prospects in the Venezuelan offshore area identified using a regional grid of 2D seismic lines.  AAPG Annual Meeting.  Houston.  Data on CD-ROM,

Garciacaro, E., Mann, P., Escalona, A. and Wood, L.  2006.  Regional Structure, Tectonic History, and Petroleum Systems of the Obliquely Colliding Columbus Foreland Basin.  AAPG Annual Meeting.  Houston.  Data on CD-ROM,

Mann, P.  2006.  The Risk of Tsunamis in the Northern Caribbean.  Phi Kappa Phi Forum, 86, p. 21-25.

Mann, P., Christeson, G., Escalona, A., Levander, A., Zelt, C., Magnani, B., Sawyer, D. and Schmitz, M.  2006.  Plumbing the Depths of the Caribbean-South American Arc-Continent Collisional Zone Using Long Seismic Reflection and Refraction Transects.  AAPG Annual Meeting.  Houston, Texas.  

Mann, P., Hippolyte, J. and Weber, J.  2006.  Neogene Tectonic Phases of Central and Southern Trinidad Based on Brittle Tectonic Analysis of Faults Exposed in Coastal Cliffs and Rock Quarries.  AAPG Annual Meeting.  Houston, Texas.  

Mann, P., Horn, M. and Cross, I.  2006.  Tectonic Setting of 31 Giant Oil and Gas Fields Discovered from 2000-2005: Implications for Future Discovery Trends.  AAPG Annual Meeting.  Houston, Texas.  

Soto, M. D., Mann, P. and Wood, L.  2006.  Structural and Stratigraphic Evidence for the Offshore Extension of the Central Range Fault Zone of Trinidad.  AAPG Annual Meeting.  Houston.  Data on CD-ROM,

2006 publications (13)

Mann, P. and Escalona, A.  2006.  Introduction to the Maracaibo Basin theme issue.  AAPG Bulletin, 90, p. 443-444.

Mann, P., Escalona, A. and Castillo, M.  2006.  Regional geologic and tectonic setting of the Maracaibo supergiant basin, western Venezuela.  The America Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 90, p. 445-478.

Escalona, A. and Mann, P.  2006.  Tectonic Controls of the Right-Lateral Burro Negro Tear Fault on Paleogene Structure and Stratigraphy, Northeastern Maracaibo Basin.  AAPG Bulletin, 90, p. 479-504.

Duerto, L., Escalona, A. and Mann, P.  2006.  Deep structure of the Merida Andes and Sierra de Perija mountain fronts, Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela.  The American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 90, p. 505-528.

Castillo, M. V. and Mann, P.  2006.  Cretaceous to Holocene structural and stratigraphic development in south Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, inferred form well and three-dimensional seismic data.  AAPG Bulletin, 90, p. 529-565.

Escalona, A. and Mann, P.  2006.  Sequence-stratigraphic analysis of Eocene clastic foreland basin deposits in central Lake Maracaibo using high-resolution well correlation and 3-D seismic data.  AAPG Bulletin, 90, p. 581-623.

Escalona, A. and Mann, P.  2006.  An overview of the petroleum system of Maracaibo Basin.  The America Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 90, p. 657-678.

Escalona, A.  2006.  Petrophysical and seismic properties of lower Eocene clastic rocks in the central Maracaibo Basin.  AAPG Bulletin, 90, p. 679-696.

Mann, P., Peterson, L. and Droxler, A. W., 2006.  Tectonics, Circulation and Climate in the Caribbean Gateway.  JOI News, v. 8.

Mann, P., Rogers, R. and Gahagan, L.  2006.  Overview of Plate Tectonic History and its Unresolved Tectonic Problems.  In Bundschuh, J. & Alvarado, G. E. (eds) Central America: Geology, Resources and Hazards.  Taylor and Francis/Balkema, 1, 201-237.

Mann, P., 2006, The risk of tsunamis in the northern Caribbean, Phi Kappa Phi Forum, v. 86, no. 1, p. 21-25.

Moscardelli, L., Wood, L. J., Mann, P., 2006, Mass-transport complexes and associated processes in the offshore area of Trinidad and Venezuela, AAPG Bulletin, v. 90, p. 1059-1088

Levander, A., Schmitz, M., Ave Lallmant, H., Zelt, C., Sawyer, D., Magnani, M., Mann, P., Christeson, G., Wright, J., Pavlis, G., and Pindell, J., 2006, Evolution of the southern Caribbean plate boundary: EOS, v. 87, no. 9, 28 February, 2006, p. 97-100.

2005 theses from students supported by the CBTH project (1)

Gorney, D., 2005, Chronology of Cenozoic Tectonic Events in Western Venezuela and the Dutch Antilles Islands Based on Integration of Offshore Seismic Reflection Data and Onland Geology: Master of Science thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 90 p.

2005 presentations (3)

Christeson, G. L., Aitken, T. J., Mann, P. and Escalona, A.  2005.  BOLIVAR Project: A New Model for Grenada and Tobago Basin Evolution.  AGU Annual meeting.  San Francisco, California.  

Garciacaro, E., Mann, P., Escalona, A. and Wood, L.  2005.  Anatomy of an Actively Evolving Foreland Basin Inferred from BOLIVAR Project 2D Lines and Merged 3D Seismic Volumes, Columbus Basin, Eastern Offshore Trinidad.  AGU annual meeting.  San Francisco, California.  

Hanzlik-Valentin, M., Mann, P., Abrams, L. and Grindlay, N.  2005.  Late Quaternary seismic stratigraphy and structure of the western insular shelf margin of Puerto Rico.  AGU Annual meeting.  San Francisco, California.  

2005 publications (1)

Sullivan, S., Wood, L., and Mann, P., 2005, Distribution, nature, and origin of mobile mud features offshore Trinidad, Gulf Coast Societies-SEPM 24th Bob F.Perkins Research Conference, p. 840-867.