ROCKY MOUNTAIN GIANTS-2 - US Rockies 'discoveries': Analogs for the future

An assessment of the resource pyramid appropriate for the Greater Rocky Mountain Region demonstrates a basis for predicting a large amount of potentially discoverable and exploitable hydrocarbon resources.Further evidence justifying the prediction may be based on the recent history of exploration and development in the GRMR. There, as described in the first part of this article (OGJ, Dec. 3, 2001, p. 44), probably eight "giant" fields that contain more than 100 million bbl of oil or 1 tcf of gas have been discovered (in most cases rediscovered) in the middle to late 1990s.These events occurred largely through the application of new technology. The fields are:An oil field with a hydrodynam...

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