Resource assessment analysis identifies 21st century plays John D. Grace Earth Science Associates Arlington, Tex. Highly Mature Plays with Potential* [14238 bytes] Top 6 Plays in Gulf of Mexico* [69335 bytes] The 1995-96 National Oil and Gas Assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Minerals Management Service analyzed undiscovered hydrocarbon liquid and gas potential of more than 500 plays. This second of three articles examines those plays which, measured by several standards, might be called the "top" plays in the country. These are the plays that could be expected to make the largest contributions to newly dis...

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