Gulf of Mexico western gap division agreed, exploration pending

This horizontal slice of a 3D seismic cube acquired in the Keathley Canyon area shows minibasins (black and white forms) deposited on top of salt (orange-yellow-green matrix). The minibasins visible along the edges of the image were deposited on top of salt. This deposition squeezed the salt upward into a canopy, and other minibasins might lie beneath the canopy. This slice is from data acquired east of the western gap. Image courtesy of Veritas DGC Inc.Click here to enlarge imageExploratory drilling isn't imminent on Gulf of Mexico "western gap" territory subject to a recent agreement between the US and Mexico, but seismic exploration could start soon. Following more than 2 years o...

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