More attention recommended for global deep reservoirs

Binfeng Cao Guoping Bai Yifan Wang China University of Petroleum Beijing Exploration for deep oil and gas accumulations, which refers to those at burial depths of no less than 15,000 ft (about 4,572 m), deserves more specialized attention. Excluding the US onshore Lower 48 states, 87 major sedimentary basins are identified to host deep petroleum accumulations throughout the world. North America contains the largest quantities of the discovered deep petroleum with original proved plus probable (2P) reserves of 28.06 million bbl of oil equivalent. The three most prolific basins for deep petroleum are the Gulf of Mexico, Arabian, and East Venezuela basins. These three basins contain 48.6%...

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