These paintings in acryl were created by my dear wife. She is a painter and artist as well, within others.
She studied at art academies in Venezuela, the Netherlands, Spain, Madrid.
Also Suriname, Paramaribo at Nola Hatterman Art Academy. With guidance of Wilgo Vijfhoven and Rinaldo Klas. Two well known, colourful local and international well-known artists, both with their own unique art style.
She is really fascinated by painting geological features in an expressionistic style in her creations. This inspired by the fact that we talk a lot about geology, petroleum exploration etc. etc.
Certainly a stiff competitor of Janis Joplin’s Porsche 356 C 1600 cabriolet of 1964.
For just US$ 1.8 million, most recently sold & acquired.
Alternatively? Just simplistic, Out-of-the-Box thinking ?
(…Why not, sure, not a 54 years old one.
But a Brand new Porsche 718 Boxster cabriolet 2018 for just US$ 57.400 @ Dealer. Thus.
31 New ones instead of just 1 JJ. Have them 31-different-creative-versions-styled-and-painted as you heart wishes.
Certainly, make sure, also One (1) exact copy of JJ’s. Then.
Most fortunate with 31 different, unique-one-of-a-kind new Porsche 718 Boxster cabriolets.
Each day another one.
In tandem with your new, clean socks in your red-soled Christian Louboutin shoes. And Derek Rose Otis pure silk boxer underwear under your Porsche Design Denim, Yves Saint Laurent and D&G jeans.
Each and every (…working…) day another one.
During the whole month.
Sure, pls. do not forget, you will also need a 31 size garage.
Tip: after some time, that time will certainly come, when you are really bored of them all ?
Sell them all and each for some US 1.8 million…?
(sure…first ask Mick Jagger, Tom Jones, Elton John, Romeo Santos, Shakira, Marc Anthony etc. etc. to touch them at least once, sign them. And also go for a fast James-Dean-type-of-drive, to create the legacy, that later pays off. Note, don’t let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy (Eagles). A super high ROI.
This as you will always find car lovers dearly willing and most able to pay that legacy amount).
In addition to ” Casas y Terrenos Baratos “.
Re.: Photography by Dan Giannopoulos – BBC News, In Pictures, June 12th, 2018.
36. Geo-Art: Liza in 2008. Deep Sea Fans and Canyon Heads
Deep sea fans and canyon head deposits on the Continental Shelf, Guiana-Suriname Basin, 2008.
This is geo-art based on petroleum exploration geosciences.
Acryl paintings made in 2008.
Eight years before giant Liza 2015 offshore discovery. She was still on the waiting list. ” In-statu-nascendi “. Patiently waiting to be magnificently drilled and discovered by ExxonMobil.
An artistic expression of already a common situation offshore Guiana-Suriname Basin.
In my geo-mind ?
I had already imagined, constructed, admired, cherished and unveiled them.
Representing the giant Berbice canyon and its head, funnelling and guiding prospective turbidites. Slope, channel complexes and deeps fans. That were supplied by their provenance area on the Guyana Shield hinterland. Debouching and deposited via mainly 3 canyons, on the continental slope and splaying further onto the abyssal plain deep offshore.
From Lower Cretaceous times onwards.
Much later to become very popular leads, prospects and eventually giant petroleum fields, in 2015. In the Upper Cretaceous and Tertiary sediments. Sparking the ongoing Black Gold Rush.
These paintings were hanging on the walls of my office in Staatsolie.
The play concept and petroleum habitat. Beautifully painted in acrylic. Impressionism, Vincent Van Gogh style ?
Already in 2008.
Pre-discovery time ?
” Petroleum is first found in the mind of the explorer “.
Liza…and 12 others, at April 2019, already 5.5+ billion bbls recoverable reserves,
some 15 remaining propects just in Stabroek License,
Orinduik, much more to come.
Also in nearby licenses and in Suriname (Block 58).
I had the privilige to work on the whole Guiana-Suriname Basin for an extended time. Serving also Staatsolie, Suriname as an exploration advisor.
Part of this technical work I presented in december 2009. On offshore Guiana-Suriname Basin. A summary of the whole gamut of play types, leads and their prospectivity. In tandem herewith the newly re-defined licence blocks on offer in Suriname, then mainly open. This in line of the strategy to actively promote offshore Suriname to IOC’s. Now most fortunately most licensed. Even Demerara High area.
Mind you. No fuzzing and fighting. No public discussions. No uncertainties. All transparent. Black on white. Professionally. Signed.
Beforehand, of course, a most clear view and strategy. A pre-defined level playing field set. What exactly do we want. What exactly we do not want. Who do we want. Who do we not want. Like it or not. No complaints. Negotiated, give and take, no-yes-no-yes-no-Yezzz. Agreed, mutually, sure-about-it? Yes, signed, silent and go for it.
Staatsolie, is a unique role model. For developing countries. Founded and grown up from scratch. Within others by geologist Dr. Eddie Jharap himself, the first and longstanding managing director. Please read his interesting book and biography on how he did it. Awesome.
A grown-up and fully respected oil firm. With both technical and managerial grounded expertise in the whole value chain of oil and gas. Amazing, they did it on their own, they did it their way. Silently.
Dr. Jharap was about to finish his studies with structural geologist professor L.U. de Sitter. When I arrived as a green rookie at our mutual Alma Mater, Leiden.
My presentation was in Trinidad, Port of Spain during the Caribbean Energy Conference.
These 2 paintings were created by my dear wife. She is a painter and artist as well, within others. She studied at art academies in Venezuela, the Netherlands, Spain, Madrid. Sranankondre, Paramaribo at Nola Hatterman Art Academy, with guidance of two well known, splendid and colorful local artists, Wilgo Vijfhoven and Rinaldo Klas.
She accompanied me during the presentation. Is really fascinated by the dynamics of the canyons, turbidites and deep fans.
These paintings were made by her on my request.
First presented, during her art exhibition titled ” A Tribute to Suriname ” in April 2010. Together with other 25 paintings. In Paramaribo, Suriname. Sponsored by the Embassy and Consulate of Venezuela, that has a special cultural area and building, such as for art expositions.
I wish to share it with you, enjoy.
As an art lover, contantly stepping in and out of museums, art galleries etc. etc., wherever I go and can go. Since being a kid at high school, till now I have never seen any other oil or acryl paintings of this subject. Not even in my favourite museum in Amsterdam. Van Gogh museum. Neither in the Palazzo degli Uffizi della bella Firenze. Of course.
A few neat hand drawings (no, not computer generated) of him, Poet, paleontologist and also mining engineer. His interesting sketches and notes on geology in general are conserved today at the archive in Weimar. Mr. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Sure, sure, sure. Almost forgot him. Sorry, before quitting. The greatest genius all times. Even though he never painted or published on relativity theory, quantum mechanics and black holes.
He was not just a great painter.
He was also a brilliant geologist,
as the latest instalment of an interactive series on his drawings revealed. Rocks pile and gather and disintegrate in mountains, caves, strata and screes in his paintings. The two versions of his picture of The Virgin of the Rocks in the National Gallery’s exhibition of his art glory in two different imaginary caverns. Each with its own rich earthscape of stone perforated and sculpted by wind and water. But he did not only look at stonefrom a painter’s point of view. It was not a background feature in his eyes. It was a scientific problem.
As a geologist he anticipated the scientists of the 18th and 19th centuries who were to prove that the Earth is far older than it says in the book of Genesis. When scientific pioneers around 1800 recognised fossils for what they are, traces of ancient animal, and analysed the processes that create and erode rocks, they quickly reached a set of conclusions that led to Darwin’s theory of evolution and a crisis of Christianity. But amazingly, this self-taught researcher thought through a lot of their key discoveries. Hundreds of years earlier ?
Leonardo da Vinci
If you have seen other Liza subsurface discoveries in oil or acryl paintings ? Please let me know, a reference of the artist and/or a picture. Who knows yourself are a geo-artist as well ? Would like to see them. Many thanks in advance.
Enjoying the subsurface discoveries, also in art paintings on the wall.
13. El Pirata: Torero con un solo ojo. Tauromaquía.
This post is only for bullfight fans. If you hate bullfighting? Very sorry, then better please turn instantly away from this post for your own convenience. Thank you in advance.
“ El toreo es un arte misterioso, mitad vicio y mitad ballet.
Es un mundo abigarrado, caricaturesco, vivísimo y entrañable el que vivimos los que, un día soñamos con ser toreros.Camilo José Cela”
” Papa, quiero ser torero “, me solto de repente.
Nuestro hijo soñó por mucho tiempo ser torero, desde que tenia 10 añitos. Relampagueado, pasmado e infectado con el virus del toreo despues de nosotros visitar La Plaza de Toros de Ronda y su museo taurino. Estudió y practicaba religiosamente todas las figuras taurinas por mucho tiempo. Con los videos taurinos que Conchita obligatoriamente nos compraba y traia desde Madrid.
Como parte de su aprendizaje y para hacerlo mas real, yo tenia que funcionar de toro taurino con cuernos, representados por las 2 patas de una silla vieja, cual llevaba por delante.
La Plaza de toros de Ronda es de propiedad privada, pertenece a la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda. Es una de las más bellas y antiguas del mundo por su arquitectura y su singular construcción”.
El Pirata es uno de nuestros gran favoritos. Siempre despierta muchísimas emociones en el ruedo. Por su valentía, por su estilo típico, directo, atrevido y sin complicaciones de torear.
El 7 de octubre de 2011, Padilla sufrió una gravísima cogida en la cara que le afectó directamente al ojo izquierdo al banderillear al cuarto toro de la tarde en el coso de la Misericordia de Zaragoza.8
Tras la cornada del 7 de octubre en Zaragoza declaró que volvería a vestirse de luces el 4 de marzo en Olivenza (Badajoz),9 de donde saldría con dos orejas por la puerta grande después de firmar una faena notable.10
” ¿Cuándo supo que podía regresar?
Cuando decidí matar a dos hermanos de Marqués, el toro que me cogió, ante mi familia y mi círculo. Llamé a la ganadería de Ana Romero y quise torear un par de la misma camada. Para ahuyentar fantasmas, con el mismo traje de luces.”
Tras su grave cogida en Zaragoza (tras la que perdió un ojo, obligándole a llevar un parche) es conocido como «El torero pirata» o el «Pirata» Padilla, siendo recibido en plena feria de Pamplona con banderas piratas en su honor.2
7 Caracas Baai – Seroe Domi Fm.& Basement: Perla analog
8 Curacao Stratigraphic Column
9 Venezuela Onshore Analogs of Offshore Perla Field ?
10 Kinematic reconstruction of the Caribbean region since the Early Jurassic
11 Major Hydrocarbon Plays in the Caribbean and Northern South America
12 Basement of Aruba and Curacao
13 El último Romántico – Doble RR – Video & prcious son
14. Paraguaná – Geology – Datapack pdf.
15. Aruba, Well Bon Bini. Dry Hole ?
The Perla giant gasfield in Venezuela, Paraguaná, contains 17 TCF of gas and condensate (OHIP > 2000 MBOE).
It is the largest offshore gas field in Latin America. A world-class supergiant discovery.
Perla-1X discovery well in 2009 encountered a 240 m (775 ft) hydrocarbon column. Production testing yielded high quality gas, with a capacity of 600,000 cu m/d (circa 3,700 boe/d) and 500 b/d of condensate.
Curacao and especially Aruba are located near to the giant Perla gas field and are an integral part of the Falcon-Bonaire Basin.
Analog of the Perla field reservoirs (carbonate platform with isolated islands) is the Seroe Domi Formationon Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire. They are of the same Neogene (Oligo-Miocene) age.
The Seroe Domi Fm. carbonates are part of the same large carbonate platform and ramp geologic setting of the Perla reservoirs. This based on their paleogeographic position when they were formed, in Oligo-Miocene time within the Falcon-Bonaire basin.
Seroe Domi Fm. has abundant outcrops on Curaçao where it is up to 350 meters thick.
2. Intermezzo. My two “ beau motifs “. Seroe Domi and Montagne Sainte-Victoire.
Seroe Domi itself is a small, lovely nostalgic hill located next to our parents house, kneeled at its foothills. A site where we were priviliged to grow up. Our extended garden and playground, where we indulged much time recreating, strolling and crawling. With my brothers, cousins, extended family, friends, the whole crew.
It exercises a commanding presence over the area around it.
A really awesome 360 degrees view of the Curacao landscape, when sitting on the top, with the trade winds graciously blowing through your sleek hairs and around your face.
The site of my first geological discovery trips, where I got infused by the ” geology & geo-mania ” exploration virus. Inescapably struck by all the interesting corals and fossils that I could admire while swimming in our stunning beaches and in the nice caves where we played. ” How the heck come that I can find the same corals of the beach up here on this hill. Who did this and how, I thought ?”
Our stage play as little bandits and outlaws, just as in Bonanza, the black & white classic western tv series en vogue. Discoverers or even autochthonous Arawak indians fighting and repelling the intruding malevolent Dutch pirates. While on our Seroe Domi.
Looking out from our boys room at home, such as now when visiting my dearest 100+ years mother, the Seroe Domistill is our lifetime best friend and twin companion.
Our hill therefore occupies a prime place in my memory lane. A role analogous to the Montagne Sainte-Victoire to Paul Cézanne in Provence, France. His preferred “ beau motif ” so often painted straight from his art studio and house. The famous French post-impressionism artist, of whom I became a big fan.
Seroe Domi “ Beau Motif “.
Miocene limestone Seroe Domi & Jurassic limestone Mont Sainte-Victoire. Both are both carbonate platform and impressionism beau motif analogs. United in my geo-mind ? Grown up in the geological and artistic setting of two famous analogs.
The geologic habitat of my parents home ?
Similar to the habitat of Perla giant field ? Also an analog?
Standing on basement (Curacao Lava Formation: Cretaceous volcanic rocks, diabaas or pillow lava basalts; see Annex 1). Invisibly (…only visible for geologists though…) followed by some 65 million years of geologic history. Not represented by any rocks, on this particular spot (eroded?). Unconformable overlain by our beloved Miocene Seroe Domi formation.
This regional unconformity (Venezuela, Antilles etc.), juxtaposing the 2 formations, is located at 2 minutes walking from home. Situated exactly where the pole without the precious streetname, “Gouverneur van Lansbergenweg”, is located.
Please note that many poles with ” street names ” in my little paradise still suffer from severe dementia and/or Alzheimer. Sorry about that. Who knows the proceeds of a Perla-like discovery offshore Curacao could help to resolve this little problem. For this moment use your updated world Garmin Navigator.
3. Perla reservoir carbonates
On a larger macro scale the basins that surround Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire in fact were part of the greater Falcon-Bonaire Basin.
Note the regional extension of very thick Perla Limestone reservoir rocks (up to 2400 ft/ 800 m. thick). They extend and thicken to the north and east. The Seroe Domi Fm. on Curaçao (Aruba, Bonaire) is part of the ” Main Carbonate Platform/Ramp with Paleohighs Setting ” of the Perla Giant Field reservoir rocks. Aruba is located in the NE corner of the map. Curaçao is located farther east.
Aruba has limestones equivalent to the Miocene shallow water Cauderalito member of Falcon Basin (central and western parts), Venezuela. This bioclastic limestone, up to 500 ft thick and deposited unconformable on the basement, is the lowermost Miocene horizon of the Agua Clara formation
The upper Agua Clara member is the source rock that has generated the oil discovered in offshore La Vela Bay, Venezuela. It is a thick, dark grey shallow neritic shale with oil prone kerogen.
Another source rock exists in Falcon basin (northeast part), of the same age (“twin brother or sister”) as the upper Agua Clara member in Central Falcon. The Aguide shales and marls of the San Lorenzo formation (Lower Miocene, part of the Agua Salada Group). These are all impregnated with petroleum, even the shells of the foraminifera.
In Perla gas field geochemical analysis show that most of the gas was of thermogenic and probably sourced by Early Tertiary rocks from the west flanking deep Urumaco trough and its petroleum kitchen.
La Vela Bay is an offshore extension of the Falcon Basin. La Vela Bay is separated by a main fault from Paraguana positive area, that was source of clastic sediments. An exploration program of 13 wells, started in 1966 resulted in 5 discoveries. Three oil producers (nr. 2,5,13), one gas producer (nr. 12) and one oil and gas producer from two different zones (nr. 4).
Falcon onshore has a proven petroleum habitat with a lot of producing oil wells and oil seeps (such as Mene de Acosta).
In La Vela Bay the Miocene lies unconformable (regional Caribbean platform unconformity) on Cretaceous basement (phyllite and gneis) or on continental red beds of suspected Oligocene age (E.Vasquez, WPC-16217,1975). Analogous to Curacao.
Perla look-alike leads, prospects and fields could be present in offshore basin(s) surrounding Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire. These cover some 3000 km2. It is an extensional basin with a sea depth of max. 6560 ft, where a very thick pile of some 23,000 ft. of Tertiary sediments was deposited.
4. Korsou Whishful Thinking
They are patiently waiting, since Curaçao was discovered by Alonso de Ojeda in 1498, specifically for catalysts? The leads, prospects and possible giant fields? Such as for interested foreign oil firms with clever, smart and creative explorationists that dare to imagine, entrepreneurs and bold investors. To be unveiled, exploited and capitalised.
Curaçaopolicy makers and organisations responsible for promoting and executing petroleum exploration activities unfortunately have a decades standing proven blindness, deafness, paralysis and inertia for this most important subject. In a “deep sleeping and relax” mode, as the sleeping beauty in the fairy tale of Grimm.
So far, even though secretive and not transparent, they have convincingly demonstrated to completely lack the required knowledge, vision, awareness, sensibility, stamina and passion. To pro-actively incorporate exploration for these precious and most valuable offshore natural resources supplied by Mother Nature. As an integral part of their sacred country mission, strategy and realistic short term government plans.
This to generate substantial, sustained and strategic value with high additional state income raising the quality and living standard for all.
Such as to eradicate the still so large group of poor people and impoverished areas that abound all around on my little native paradise in the pristine, emerald blue caribbean sea.
Imagine how tremendously positive the impact of a 17 TCF (17 trillion cubic feet) Perla-like discovery could be for the 150,000 Curaçao inhabitants ?
The best well flowed 68 million scf/d of gas and 1,350 bpd of condensates.
Daily production of 34 million m3/d (1,200 MMcf/d) of gas, as in Perla.
Would represent 22 million US$/day, thus 8 billion US$/year of petroleum generated gross revenue.
Some 3X present GDP !
As reference, present day gasprice for households in the Netherlands is 0.65 € per cubic meter. Bro & sisa, what a could-be hugh cake and present, from dear Mother Nature. Sè swa.
Curaçao GDP (PPP) is $ 3.1 billion @ 2012 (est.), World Rank 188 (CIA Factbook, Feb. 2018). Industry sector contributes with a very meager 15,5 % to GDP.
” And the vision in my mind. Still remains. Within the Sounds of Silence “.
” Petroleum is always first found in the mind, educated guess and imagination of a creative and bold petroleum geologist ”
It is sometimes more so a colourful (caribbean carnavalesque, grotesque and burlesque though; utterly disgusting for an explorationist) issue during election time. For populists trying to gain votes.
When one could admire 2 political candidates on tv. One most joyously and enthousiastically waving with unidentified petroleum-related maps (?). To vaguely and misteriously ” discuss ” on petroleum potential items ?
Mainly to quarrel about a petroleum potential ” study ” made, but never read or properly understood. That surprisingly was lost and findless in all the archives of all those involved in the heated discussions.
By the way, it is is just a click away, each and anyone can freely see and access it on internet (attached below – Video dr. P. Mann). Sè swa.
These natural petroleum resources can catapult a country into a very prosperous oil boom. Multiplying it’s GDP, substantially elevating and ameliorating poverty, raising the standard and quality of life in the country.
Guyana, presently with the recent offshore discoveries of the giant fields that contain some 4 billion barrels reserves of light, excellent quality petroleum. Propelling an unprecedented black gold rush with sustained prosperity and substantial income. Amounting to over 10 billion US$, already from 2020 on with unrivalled Guyana Basin production of 100,000 – 200,000 barrels offshore. Mind you, this is just the beginning of their petroleum love story.
Suriname soon to follow with offshore discoveries in the same prolific Guiana-Suriname petroleum basin.
Ghana since a decade with prolific petroleum production and income from the Jubilee giant oil field discovery.
Annual 2017 GDP growth rate of 17% in the Industry sector. The Mining & Petroleum sub-sector with a growth rate of 47%. Ghana is receiving some 1 billion US$ petroleum revenue per year.
Aruba is on the right track for petroleum exploration and production. With a clear vision, mission, dedication and tenacity since 4 decades. Fortunately.
Spud date is 11th June 2018. The well of Repsol & Partners, offshore Aruba. Repsol contracted Seadrill drillship West Capelia for one exploration well term. A 6th generation ultra-deep drillship of Samsung design, built by Samsung Heavy Industries in 2008.
Arubawill find their own Perla Arubiano giant gas field, hopefully. They fully deserve it after chasing it for so long. Fingers crossed, lots of success and petroleum generated prosperity.
My Dushi Curaçao ???
Poised to realise at some point in time (…if ever) that they have completely missed both train and boat. Failing to capitalise and monetise these possible natural treasures in its subsurface.
Realising in retrospect that there were most valuable and accessible resources in their subsurface available. Forever stranded. Worth many, many, double digits billions of US$.
When the transforming world has fully reached the now fast developing Paris Accord 2015 stage and objective that aims mainly the use of other types of clean energy.
Bonaire vs. Falcon-Bonaire Basin petroleum exploration ?
Same story. Never occurred yet to any policymaker or influencer on Bonaire. To promote chasing petroleum natural resources. As a means to drastically raise the living standard. As far as I can track.
Most fortunately !
” Wat niet weet, wat niet deert “
” It is innocence when it charms us. Ignorance when it does not “.
Ajo, bye bye.
Amen & A breathtaking Italian Carrara Marble Cross & R.I.P. Exploration.
To be included in the history books, forever.
” Curacao and The Risk of Doing Nothing
I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air,
They fly so high, nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams they fade and die
John Kellette, Jaan Kenbrovin 1918 “
Please turn this void page to the next exciting chapter.
“But the vision in my mind. Still remains.
Within the Sound of Silence”.
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5. Island in the sun
6. Cerro Mansinga – Seroe Domi Fm.& Basement. Perla analog
7. Caracas BaAi- Seroe Domi Fm.& Basement. Perla analog
Note the striking analog with the habitat of Perla giant field and of Paraguana exploration wells in La Vela Bay – Offshore, near Paraguana Peninsula the Miocene is underlain by Cretaceous basement composed of phyllite and gneis.Or by continental red beds of Oligocene age. Thirteen exploration wells have been drilled in the western portion of La Vela Bay (beginning in 1966). Five were discoveries, 3 oil producers (Nr. 2,5,13), one gas producer (Nr. 12), one oil and gas producer from 2 separate zones (Nr.4). The dominant structural feature was a large NW-SE trending nose which is perpendicular to the Falcon structures onshore, suggesting presence of a major E-W trending fault system near shore. One of the main faults separates the La Vela Bay from the Paraguana positive area which appears to be the source of clastic sediments (E. Vasquez, WPC-16217, 1975).
8. Curacao Stratigraphic Column
9.Venezuela Onshore Analogs of Offshore Perla Field ?
San Luis and Churuguara carbonates are potential analogs of Perla Field, in the Gulf of Venezuela. Both are Oligo-Miocene outcrops from the northern and southern Falcon Basin. Perla carbonates constituted a carbonate ramp, dominated by rhodolithic coralline algae and larger foraminifera. The Churuguara outcrop may represent a partial analog of the non-reservoir distal ramp of Perla.
Re.: E. Albert-Villanueva et al., AAPG, Spain, 2016
10. Kinematic reconstruction of the Caribbean region since the Early Jurassic
Please watch and follow how Curacao develops through geologic time. Especially the development of the Falcon-Bonaire Basin.
Video Lydian Boschman.
11. Major Hydrocarbon Plays in the Caribbean and Northern South America –
Dr. Paul Mann, of University of Houston – Video
12. Basement of Aruba and Curacao
The house of my parents is built on Basement, known as diabaas on dushi Korsou.
The garden where we played as kids has an interesting geologic history.
It is located on a Basaltic Oceanic Plateau.
This is part of the Caribbean Large Igneous Province (CLIP) that represented a massive basaltic flooding on the Farallon Plate in the Pacific ocean 91-88 Ma ago. Extrusion occurred below sea level, in the Late Cretaceous. This magmatic event has been attributed to the plume-head stage of the Galapagos hotspot. Location was off the coast of present-day Colombia in todays’ Pacific (White, Tarney, Klaver, & Ruiz, 1996).
The Aruba-Curacao lava basement is a detached remnant part of this volcanic basalt flooding and is the origin the Aruba Lava Formation (ALF, 90 Ma; The Aruba batholith itself is 88.6 Ma.) and the Curacao Lava Formation (CLF, 88.6 Ma). Bonaire has no CLIP material, but has island arc rocks with 3 different ages of 94.6, 98 and 112 Ma.
The Leeward Antilles are located near the Caribbean-South American plate boundary.
Aruba and Curacao contain magmatic rocks that are geochemically very similar to the island arc rocks from the southern Aves ridge. They are fragments of the Great Arc of the Caribbean on the former leading edge of of the Caribbean plate. It has been in oblique collision with the northern margin of South America for most of the Cenozoic.
The Leeward Antilles area has therefore been shortened by inversion of normal faults and right-lateral strike-slip faulting. Related with the collision with the South American continent and subsequent segmentation in extensional basins by a phase of oblique normal faulting.
Also Aruba and Bonaire have undergone a clockwise rotation of 90 degrees with respect to the stable South America, since Late Cretaceous.
13 El último Romántico – Doble RR – Video & precious song.
As an active global explorer, of petroleum and mineral resources, simultaneously I also have been touring the subsurface and surface world of Music. For several decades already, since I was a little kid. I wish to share my thoughts with you.
Best songs of all time. But just part of.
Music acts like fuel to my soul and brains. It can influence, determine, propel my mood and how I feel, act and react.
It generates hormones of Happiness, I can testify.
Though, I have never ever seen these hormones mentioned in all the philosophical and litterary essays, books, songs and music that somehow or somewhat involved the pursuit of Happiness. That I so eagerly studied and consulted during the last decades, since a was a teenager.
In pursuit of wisdom and happiness ?
Such as the writings of Confucius, Lao Tzu, Aristotle, Socrates, Seneca, The Bible, Koran, Buddha, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sören Kierkegaard, Miguél de Cervantes, Santa Teresa de Avila, Dante, Shakespeare, Goethe, Henry David Thoreau, John Stuart Mill, Bertrand Russell, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Gabriel García Márquez, Anne Frank, Boeli van Leeuwen etc. etc. etc.
Hormones producing happiness like endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, oxytoxin.
By the way, a little side track:
Though a most serious proposal. To whom it may concern and interest.
These Happiness Hormones should and could be available for free in all the pharmacies in the Netherlands, in my humble opinion. To make Holland and all the Dutch even much happier than they already are.
Special pharmacies, just name them ” Dutch Coffeeshops for Free Happiness Hormones “. Much, much healthier than the present day ones. And odourless.
At the same time, the problematics of drugs resolved. Finally, forever. Just an out of the box idea of an explorationist. My simple musing.
Many songs for me even function similar to the super high-octane gasoline. Such as the high octane does to my motor. Only some gasoline stations have it along the German highways. Definitely my preferred fuel to tank, while on route in Germany, usually also heading farther and further for La Bella Italia, il paese della La Dolce Vita, la mia favorita. And while cruising on Germany’s splendid autobahn network with a total length of about 12,993 km. Ennio can personally testify on this, right bro ?
On the Deutsche Autobahn. Aral (BP) 102 octane fuel, called “Ultimate” that puts him really, really on Fire.
The Turbo Compressor.
These are a few of the top songs that very much appeal to me. As I grew up hearing most of them on radio or tv. They are my coevals and transport me back, forth and through time and space, across the globe when I listen to them. Sometimes even with excessive decibels, with the Beoplay E8 Premium in-ear Bang & Olufsen.
I was super lucky to find this above mentioned link where some of the best songs are assembled. I wish to re-share it with you.
Really all the credit goes of course to the author that made this splendid list (Playlist and Autoplay, Best Songs of All Time; author email@example.com). Mr./Mrs. Unknown, thank you so much for taking your precious time to make and share it on Internet. Herewith I am helping you to make it go viral…who knows.
Though….uh, uhh, uhhh, still a lot missing on this list. For me.
Such as those absolute iconic songs of my favourite Rolling Stones.
May 22, 2018 at 15:00 p.m. In London Stadium, Brexitlandia. Rocking & Rolling again with Honky Tonk Woman, as always with lots of Satisfaction.
By the way.
This represents just part of my musical memories, luggage and appetite that I was lucky to assemble and utilise as a happiness catalyst and enjoy, throughout life. These cover only the anglo-saxon, english songs…
Why is music and dancing so good for the brain of a petroleum explorationist ?
For an addicted explorationist and now also a convicted salsa and bachata dancer ?
Music and dancers maximize cognitive function and muscle memory through practice.
Music and dancing improves brain function on a variety of levels. Two recent studies show how different types of practice allow dancers to achieve peak performance by blending cerebral and cognitive thought processes with muscle memory and ‘proprioception’ held in the cerebellum. Through regular aerobic training that incorporates some type of dance with music at least once a week anyone can maximize his or her brain function.
What about all the other music genres ?
We like and listen to all of them. Really.
And have been to hundreds of festivals, concerts and presentations. Inside, outside, in concert halls, stadiums, parks, gardens, on street corners, gardens, on the street, beach etc. etc. around the world to enjoy.
This depends on the place, occasion, mood, event, time.
We even dare to dance some of them. They equally form part of my and our musical luggage. In this digital world it is oh so easy to carry and access it all and everywhere through Internet. Just to mention via Apple music, Youtube, all the private radio & tv stations, Facebook live transmission etc. etc.
Latin American, my own Caribbean & Surinamese & Colombian & Venezuelan & Dutch & Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German etc. ect. songs ?
Salsa, guaguanco, son montuno, mambo, trova; bachata, merengue, bolero; meringue, compas; llanera, joropo, gaita; cumbia, vallenato, Andes folk music such as bambuco, pasillo, guabina, bunde; mapalé, porro, merecumbé, musica de despecho y carrilera;
Tumba or the so called Curacao Blues, seu, waltzes, mazurkas, danzas, pasillos, son montuno, bolero, pambiche, guaracha, merengue. These all (also) from and on my native dushi Curacao in the pristine emerald blue Caribbean sea.
And it is not my specialty at all, being just a simple rambling petroleum explorationist that enjoys music.
Meanwhile wishing Y’all tons of musical and dancing happiness.
Even Brent is high and happily swinging on salsa music, on Mother’s Day.
In the high seventies.
Also please stand up.
The first one of all those clever analysts, economists, oil traders, Wall Street analysts, corporate strategists, portfolio managers, investors and crystal ball readers, that had predicted this a year ago. Thanks in advance.
Tons, tons of Happiness hormones, for many explorers…above all for those that sell and trade oil.
Salu2, tan bun alla famirie, ajooo tur mi dushi hendenan, ciaoo caríssimi amici nella bella Italia, Berlusconiana…da nuovo, ciaooo.
12. Latin America and Caribbean: Seizing the Momentum
Reblogged & full credit for, IMF, MAY 11, 2018 – IMF Country Focus.
A busy street is closed for pedestrians in Sao Paulo, Brazil: Economic activity picked up this year in the region, but reforms are needed to keep the positive momentum going (photo: Luciano Marques/iStock)
A busy street is closed for pedestrians in São Paulo, Brazil: Economic activity picked up this year in the region, but reforms are needed to keep the positive momentum going (photo: Luciano Marques/iStock)
IMF COUNTRY FOCUS
Latin America and Caribbean: Seizing the Momentum
May 11, 2018
Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is picking up, thanks to stronger demand at home, and a favorable global environment helped also by rebounding commodity prices. But to secure more durable growth with widespread benefits, the region needs to invest more in key sectors, like infrastructure and education, to boost productivity over the longer-term, the IMF said in its latest regional assessment.
Read the report
World economic outlook
Stronger economic recovery
The Regional Economic Outlook for the Western Hemisphere estimates growth for the region to increase from 1.3 percent in 2017 to 2 percent in 2018. For 2019, the report forecasts growth to continue to pick up to 2.8 percent.
Following the recovery in private consumption in 2017, business investment is expected to rise and become the main driver of economic activity, after a three-year contraction.
Despite this rebound, investment levels are expected to remain below the levels as seen in other regions, limiting the region’s growth potential, according to the report.
An uncertain future
But many challenges lie ahead for the region. According to the report, noneconomic factors that could derail the region’s recent economic recovery include political uncertainty due to upcoming elections in several countries, geopolitical tensions, and extreme weather events.
Heightened economic risks externally—notably, a shift towards more protectionist policies and a sudden tightening of global financial conditions—could also weigh heavily on growth prospects.
Looking ahead, longer-term growth prospects for Latin America and the Caribbean remain subdued, suggesting that income levels in these countries are struggling to catch up to advanced economies.
The way forward
Despite recent gains in poverty and inequality reduction, Latin American and the Caribbean remains the most unequal region in the world. In response to these challenges and to secure durable growth that benefits all, policymakers in the region will need to implement key reforms and policies that focus on:
continuing to adjust to place debt ratios on a sustainable footing with a special attention to the quality of the adjustment
further improving central bank communication and transparency to better deal with future shocks
investing more in people through more efficient spending in education;
improving infrastructure, which would also boost other investment in the region;
tackling corruption by improving governance and the business climate;
opening up more to trade and financial markets, which can be seen as a step toward greater global integration; and
protecting gains from social spending.
Growth in South America is being led by the end of recessions in Argentina, Brazil, and Ecuador, higher commodity prices, and a moderation of inflation that has provided space for monetary easing.
In the near term, Mexico, Central America, and parts of the Caribbean are benefiting from stronger growth in the United States. Nevertheless, potential implications of the U.S. tax reform and ongoing renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are also creating uncertainties for the region.
In Argentina, the current forecast is for real GDP growth of 2 percent in 2018. Even though high-frequency indicators suggest that economic activity remained robust in early 2018, the severe drought that hit the country will have a negative impact on agricultural production and exports. It is expected that next year the negative impact of the drought will be reversed.
In Brazil, real GDP is expected to grow at 2.3 percent in 2018, thanks to favorable external conditions and a rebound in private consumption and investment. The uptick in activity will lead to a moderate deterioration of the current account. A key risk, however, is that the policy agenda could change following the October presidential election, giving rise to market volatility and greater uncertainty about the medium-term outlook.
In Chile, economic activity is gaining momentum after a prolonged slowdown, benefiting from improved external conditions and domestic sentiment. Both mining and nonmining exports, as well as business investment, are leading the recovery, supported by solid household spending and slightly looser financial conditions.
In Colombia, policy easing and a favorable global environment will lift growth to 2.7 percent in 2018. A mildly expansionary fiscal policy, driven by stronger subnational government expenditure, along with the lagged effects of monetary policy easing in 2017, will support domestic demand. Investment is projected to increase strongly thanks to infrastructure projects, oil sector projects, and the 2016 tax reform.
Peru’s government responded to the 2017 economic growth slowdown with countercyclical macro policies. These policies are expected to help economic growth rebound to around 3¾ percent in 2018, but downside risks associated with the Odebrecht investigation persist.
Venezuela’s economic situation is worsening, with the economy contracting sharply for the fifth year in a row. The economy is expected to contract by 15 percent in 2018, following a cumulative 35 percent contraction over 2014–17. The humanitarian crisis is also intensifying with increasing scarcity of basic goods (for example, food, personal hygiene items, medicine), a collapse of the health system, and high crime rates. This has led to a sharp increase in emigration to neighboring countries.
The outlook for Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic (CAPDR) remains favorable and growth is expected to remain above potential for many countries in 2018, reflecting U.S. and global growth momentum.
Mexico’s outlook is projected to benefit from higher growth in the United States as well as stronger domestic demand once uncertainty subsides about the outcome of the NAFTA renegotiation, the potential implications of the U.S. tax reform, and Mexico’s July presidential election. Output growth is expected to accelerate from 2 percent in 2017 to 2.3 percent in 2018, supported by net exports and remittances.
Prospects for the Caribbean region are improving, with growth in both tourism-dependent economies and commodity exporters projected to be in the 1–2 percent range for 2018 and 2019.
*This report reflects developments and staff projections through early March 2018. It does not reflect the latest developments in Latin American financial markets.
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This blog should be used together with my 2 previous companion blogs referenced above.
1. Chapter Petroleum Exploration, nr. 28. Suriname – Outer Limits of the Continental Shelf.
2. Nr. 30 Suriname Deep Sea Mining.
They are intended to serve as seminal and as wake up calls for ”green” exploration offshore. Taking into account that since 2015 we all live in “green” Paris Accord 2015 times.
(…did’t know that/did not want to realise that/did not want to comply with that/do not wish to include that as social responsibility/do not want to include it in Mission & Vision??).
This means that “dirty” petroleum and coal exploration will disappear. Like it or not. Doomsdays. Petroleum and coal explorationists will form integral part of industrial heritage and history books. Green exploration will take over. Oui, au, certainement.
The Netherlands? From dirty to green.
My most dearest Friolandia, one of my 6-by heritage-and by other reasons-Mother-countries (my exclusive “six-pack”), anno 2018?
Gas country? Largest gas field of the world? Groningen field, originally about 2900 billion cubic meters, in production since 1963, some 900 billion cubic meters left, is almost closing down. Going from gas to electricity, even for heaters in the winter, in all houses, soon, government obligation.
Solar panels arising everywhere on the roofs of houses.
Windmills arising everywhere, onshore, along highways, in the polder, in your backyard. And offshore, 600 megawatt Schiermonnikoog windmills park, replacing “dirty” petroleum production platforms.
Already some 4000 hightech windmills. Much more than the 1170 famous old tech classic cozy green Dutch windmills from the past. That every tourist, even Czar Peter in 1696, visits in Zaanse Schans and Kinderdijk. Already 15 billion kWh electricity generated in 2016 by renewables, sun, wind, and biomass. In EU, 154,00 Megawatt from wind energy with Germany as the champion with one third.
(…Germany, by the way, have you already noted they are always, always, always champions. Why? Champion economy in the EU.
World champion soccer by beating Messi, Argentina in Maracana on 13-7-2014 .
Previously beating Cruyff et. al. in 1974, in Germany…though, thanks to the beautiful Schwalbe and resulting penalty of Herr Bernd Hölzenbein.
Have you already seen their new great champion. Hand assembled in Affalterbach, the 6.2-liter M159 V8, 563 hp and 479 pound-feet of torque, in 3.7 seconds from 0-to-100 km? Really exhilarating, I can confirm. Mercedes Benz SLS AMG).
Geothermal, hot water exploration and drilling increasing, going everywhere. For heating the green houses, homes etc. etc.
Cars? About half sold are hybrid or electric, in total now 20,000 full electric cars on the road. You do not even hear if there is a car behind you, or if you want to cross the road, no noise at all, so dangerous now…
Etc. etc. etc. Getting greener and greener.
Even the trees are now going from brown to green, in spring.
Following maps represent preliminary Play Maps for deep sea mining in Suriname. Maps to play with. To get green and rich.
Ore deposits are usually located along major faults.
Such as in the area north of the Demerara High.
The northern boundary of Demerara High was determined by the incipient Atlantic mid-oceanic ridge at initial seafloor spreading ?
(..Yeah, bro and sisa, Suriname had the Atlantic Mid Oceanic Ridge at its doorsteps, 100 my. ago. Did you know? You could almost go to visit, for a BBQ with a giant T-Bone steak, with your brand new Toyota Landcruiser, or maybe a Lamborghini SUV, in the weekends. Or healthier, just by walking, similar to trailing the Camino de Santiago or Vía Franciscana pilgrims tracks in 6 weeks time. Already forgot about that dear neighbour, dear sisa ?
The mighty mid oceanic ridge that broke so many hearts, even broke up this part of famous Gondwana continent, mind you…Separating us involuntarily from our sister Sierra Leone. Like Iceland, sitting in front of your door, call it Sranan-Icelandia).
The ridge that left as heritage all his/her most valuable “green” ore deposits ??). Especially made for you.
This ridge evolved into the mid-oceanic ridge of the Atlantic that separated, within others, Africa and South America from Upper Cretaceous time on.
The way further?
Go for it.
It has been waiting there during 100 millions years, mi boi. Explore it, locate it, deep sea mine it, keep on moving, now with green spectacles and a green Vision 2030.
Also to diversify the economy. Not all eggs in just one basket. Make the transformation from dirty to green exploration.
Above all, upgrade to green, rich and healthy.
What about that one.
Faîtes vos jeux, chère madame et monsieur.
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Doei, salu2, ciao, até logo, grüssen, cordialement, salut, добрый день, ajoo, tur kos bon mi dushi hendenan na Switi Sranan i mi famiri na switi Korsou, tan bun allamala !
Video: 240 million Years Ago to 250 million Years in the Future. Going backwards and forwards in time. Note the changing position of Suriname through geologic time. Especially from 100 millions years ago to present time. And its position close to the Mid-Atlantic ridge in the period 110-80 million years ago, relevant for rifting, fracturing and possible formation of ore deposits on the oceanic seafloor. Now waiting to be explored, unveiled and monetised, offshore Suriname.