Sizing up 362 US giant oil fields by basin type

Have the different types of basins in the US had any influence of the characteristics of the giant oil fields within them?A study of giant oil fields by areas should yield some answers to this question. Unfortunately, the published information about the characteristics of 362 giant fields located in 29 basins in the US includes little more than location, proved acreage, reservoir thickness, reservoir depth, major reservoir lithology, type of trap, age of the reservoirs, and total reserves.Although many discoveries have been made in the Gulf of Mexico in the 1990s, only a few qualify as giant fields with little or no information available to the author. Click here to enlarge imageThe 29 b...

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