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Deep Structure: Strength through integration in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Exploration interest in the deepwater US Gulf of Mexico is at an all time high following the discovery, in 2001, of thick Paleogene submarine turbidite sands in the Baha #2 well. This ‘Wilcox’ sand play has now expanded across most of the deepwater and is the main reservoir target. These reservoir targets are typically 3 and 4 way structural closures, obscured by a thick allochthonous salt canopy and cored by deep allochthonous salt.
This article appeared in Vol. 4, No. 6 - 2007

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