High-Quality 3D Data Identifies Fractured, Karsted Carbonate Reservoir Prospects In High-Potential Eastern Gulf of Mexico Play

This article was adapted from a presentation given Sept. 22, 1999, at a Houston seminar on the Eastern Gulf of Mexico play sponsored by TGS-Nopec, Houston.The proposed Eastern Gulf of Mexico Federal Offshore Lease Sale 181 is the most exciting exploration opportunity for oil and gas companies since the first area-wide lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico more than 15 years ago.Oil and gas fields have been discovered on trends that extend directly into the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area, and the US Minerals Management Service has assessed the eastern gulf's hydrocarbon potential at 7.5-8.7 tcf of natural gas and 1.6-2.5 billion bbl of oil.At Devon Energy Corp., the technical staff is...

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