Northeast gulf's James, Andrew exploration history outlined

Outer Continental Shelf hydrocarbon exploration of Lower Cretaceous carbonates began in 1968, with the James limestone and Andrew formation as targets. Six fields were declared in this carbonate trend: the James limestone formation's Viosca Knoll 252, Viosca Knoll 256 (terminated), Viosca Knoll 69, and Mobile 991 fields, and the Andrew formation's Main Pass 253 and Main Pass 221 relinquished fields.Additional James shows are observed in wells on Viosca Knoll Block 114 and Viosca Knoll Block 117, which initially discovered James limestone gas during drilling to a deeper target. Relatively unexplored regions of Lower Cretaceous hydrocarbon potential occur on the Southern Platform in t...

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