Gulf of Mexico Offshore
RESERVOIR QUALITY RESERVOIR QUALITY PREDICTION AND SEAL ROCK EVALUATION, DEEP SHELF GULF OF MEXICO - Available in RAPID
Operators in the Gulf of Mexico are directing their efforts toward the exploration and exploitation of deep reservoirs in the shelf area of the Gulf of Mexico. These reservoirs range in depth from 15,000 to 30,000 feet and are primarily Pliocene, Miocene, and Oligocene in age. These reservoirs present a challenge to operators and have an inherently high risk and cost. Traditional AVO seismic methods have yielded mixed results for identifying prospective target reservoirs. Explorationists must currently rely on identifying and evaluating prospects by projecting sand distribution from regional well control, identifying structural traps seismically, assessing the risk of reservoir quality, and evaluating the risk of seal integrity. All are challenging and aid significantly to the risk in drilling these wells.
Our project focus is on three key areas to help reduce operator risk and increase success rates.
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