BP exploration chief cites three top technologies in deepwater discoveries

Mike Daly BP Exploration London This is an abstract from the keynote address at the 30th conference of the Petroleum Group of the Geological Society of London, Sept. 26, 2011, in Bath, UK. The turn of the 21st century coincided with a remarkable 2 years of giant discoveries (Fig. 1). In the Caspian Sea, Shah Deniz and Kashagan were discovered in 1999 and 2000, respectively. In the same period, giant discoveries were made in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (Thunder Horse and Atlantis) and Angola (Girassol, Kizomba, and Plutonio). The success offshore in the Caspian was a direct result of the demise of the Soviet Union 10 years earlier. The deepwater discoveries resulted from the growing...

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