GULF MARGINAL PRODUCTION—1: Reserves, revenues substantial in marginal Gulf of Mexico fields

Experts may disagree on when world oil production will peak, but there is general agreement that marginal fields will contribute a greater percentage of world supply in the future.Each producing property is unique and has costs and benefits specific to each stage of its life cycle. As fields mature and operations transition into the later stages of their production cycle, decreasing revenue streams, higher operating costs, and fewer upside opportunities lead to declining profitability.In this three-part series on marginal production in the Gulf of Mexico, we highlight the results of a recent Minerals Management Service study that estimated the marginal production and gross revenue streams...

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