Gulf hydrocarbon trap types provide exploration insights

A great deal of information has been published about oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico, but little has been mentioned about the types of traps present.The questions for any basin or area is what type traps are most prevalent, what properties are present in each type of trap, which traps have the best results in discovered oil and gas reserves, and how common and how successful are various types of traps by geologic age.Most of the published data on reservoir properties in the Gulf of Mexico are for discoveries prior to 1998. As later information is not available to the author, these data can be used only as a general guide for the Gulf of Mexico.Properties reviewed here were calcul...

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