BURGOS TARGETS—2: Frio-Vicksburg exploration focus areas identified in Mexico's Burgos basin

In an effort to identify future exploration focus areas, Pemex conducted a detailed analysis of the Burgos basin's dominant Frio-Vicksburg play.The first part of this article (OGJ, Sept. 23, 2002, p. 34) described the structural setting and stratigraphic framework of this area of northeastern Mexico.Play analysisFifty-two subplays were identified in the 13 Frio-Vicksburg stratigraphic units of the Burgos basin. Of these, 26 have proven hydrocarbon production, 19 have hydrocarbons in well tests and mud log shows, and 7 currently have no indications of hydrocarbons. Click here to enlarge imageCriteria used to define the plays and subplays included the depositional system and related fa...

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