Turbidite plays' immaturity means big potential remains

WORLD TURBIDITES-1 Henry S. Pettingill Repsol Exploracion SA Madrid The international exploration and production industry is increasingly focusing on deepwater plays. Turbidites are not the only reservoir type that occurs in deepwater frontiers, but they are the primary reservoir type of those plays. This has most recently been reinforced by deepwater drilling in Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico, and West Africa. A worldwide data base assembled from published information on 925 fields and discoveries with deepwater clastic reservoirs ("turbidites" sensu lato) has been employed to investigate the large-scale exploration and production trends (Fig. 1 [121,845 bytes]). Coverage ...

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