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


Please Click Here for the Article PDF


Related Articles

GEO Science Explained Worldwide

Seismic Imaging Technology Part IV

Over the last decade we have experienced several step-changes in marine seismic acquisition technologies. Because acquisition and seismic imaging are inextricably linked, these changes have impacted positively on the seismic image of subsurface geology. But have we found the ultimate acquisition technique? In this article, we speculate what the future may bring.
Obs464 thumb