Permit Analysis

Permit Analysis

As of 30 April 2012 there were seven Permits (Concessions) designated for Paret Petroleum (PP). One is in the northern of Haiti, surrounding Cap-Haitien, five in the central and lower valley, and one north of Port-au-Prince.
The following images show each of the concession boundaries, some overlaid on a colorized topographic map.


Map showing 7 Permits -- First Vertex Number represents Permit Number

Permit 1 Thomassique

This is the easternmost concessions extending from Hinche to the river Border with the DR. The majority of land is fairly flat with a mosaic of THOUSANDS of small irregularly shaped parcels of land, most of which measure 300ˈ-500ˈ across (3.5 acres).


Permit 2 Hinche –Thomonde

This irregularly shaped concession encompasses about ¼ of the 500 sq. km area around Hinche and another ¼ south of Thomode. The balance covers the mountainous region south of Hinche. The Hinche and Thomode areas are part of the central sedimentary valley, with historical hydrocarbon significance. The Hinche area is bisected by a large E/W river The mountain zone would be extremely difficult to prospect for oil exploitation.


Permit 3 Roberta - Maissade

This area extends NW up the central valley. Almost the entire area falls between the north and south mountain ranges. Geologically this area is anticipated to extend shallow targets found in Hinche. Vegetation and population densities decrease with distance from the river. It is believed the NW corner will be extended westward after review from the Bureau of Minerals.


Permit 4 Debaucne

More rectangular in shape, with a small block to the NE, this concession continues the trend to the NW. The northern half is in the central valley, and the southern portion begins foothills into the mountains, with a segment extending into the L’Artibonite valley. Population densities continue to decrease with distance from Hinche. Explorations in the SE portion of the central valley should aid in directing the geologic compass.


Permit 5 Martin – L’artibonite – Nan Jean Charles

This is the most irregularly shaped concession, obviously gerrymandered to accommodate other mineral interests. Being the westernmost area gives convenience to two lesser ports (Saint-Marc, Gonaives). Most of the areas fall within lower lying zones. The L’artibonite river valley appears to be a mature agricultural area. Existing ROWs (roads) could aid in expedient seismic data collection.


Permit 6 Cap-Haitien

This low lying northern territory has great all weather road access and port access. Geologically these prospects would be fed from deep subduction zone source rocks.


Permit 7 Port-au-Prince – Boutin

The most heavily populated area, extending from Port-au-Prince to Lake Azuei, northward to the base of the mountains. Oil production would be difficult given the high densities of structures. Resistivity surveys for water table mapping would be viable.