Junggar River

The area of exploration of the Falklands Islands is in the sea to the north of the same and covers a surface with 400,000 km which contains several sedimentary river basins of the mesozoic one. After to have realised different seismic studies and inspection in three dimensions six wells of exploration dug of which five presented/displayed petroleum samples. Nevertheless, no presented/displayed indications of commercial amounts. According to studies realised by the British Geological Survey with the leadership of the geologist Phil Richards one determined that the petroleum generation can happen from the 2,700 ms under the level of the sea, and a maximum generation would happen from the 3,000 ms. The main prone rocks in containing petroleum have still not been penetrated because they are located to a depth superior to 3 km under the level of the sea.

One has reached the conclusion that it is probable that more than 60 billions of petroleum barrels they have been generated in North the Malvina River basin (according to his name in English: North Falkland Basin). These data are based on the obtained studies of pyrolysis of wells and assuming the existence of a mature rock interval of a thickness near the 400 ms and covering an area with 40 km by 40 km Nevertheless, even with more preservative numbers for the thickness and surface of the rock source, generating the kerosene wealth and potential, it calculates that significant amounts can be expelled. Example: in a zone of mature rock of 200 ms of thickness, on an area of 35 km by 12 km, it can have produced more than 11.5 billions of petroleum barrels, even with the production of 8 kg of hidrocarbono by ton. The rocks lacustrine of brown color are similar to the rocks lacustrine source of the Prmico superior to the south from the Junggar River basin to the northwest of China, which are the richest and heavier rocks source in the world.