Gulf of Mexico reservoir properties are helpful parameters for explorers

A great deal has been published on discoveries, reserves, and production from the Gulf of Mexico, but little has been published on what reservoir properties are present.Among these properties are those that influence reserves and production such as reservoir depth, formation pressure, productive area, reservoir temperature, pay zone thickness, API gravity, water saturation, and porosity. Permeability was not included because little such information was available.No data on reservoir properties were available for reservoirs discovered after 1998.Gulf reservoirsAt the end of 1999 the Gulf of Mexico had 25,107 reservoirs, according to a quick review of reservoirs from the Department of Inter...

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