South America is part of Region 6 (Central and South America) for the World Energy Assessment. The geologic map of South America was digitized so that we could use the geology as a general guide to draw the boundaries of the geologic provinces of South America
The GeoSUR Portal provides an entry point to spatial data published by Latin American and Caribbean agencies. The data may be consulted directly by means of partner map services, a regional map viewer contained in this portal or through various metadata services. Most of the spatial information available in this portal is available in map services operated by participating agencies in a decentralized fashion. No special skills or special software is required to use the portal; it is free and open to the public.
Founded in May 2000, the BDEP stores, organizes and makes available geophysical, geological and geochemical information. The database, after processing and analysis, provides help to the areas of sedimentary basins where there’s more probability of oil and natural gas.