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Louisiana Gulf Coast offshore

Arthur H. Johnson
Louisiana Gulf Coast offshore (in World energy developments, 1980, Anonymous)
AAPG Bulletin (October 1981) 65 (10): 1885-1890


In offshore Louisiana in 1980, 919 wells were drilled, a decrease of 4 wells from 1979. The overall success rate decreased 2.4% from 1979; 13 more wildcats were drilled, with an increase in success of 0.3%, to 19.6%. Exploratory drilling decreased from 98 wells in 1979 to 97 wells in 1980. The success rate decreased 1.5%, to 56.7%, with 55 new pool and outpost discoveries. In federal OCS sale A62, held September 1980, 116 tracts in offshore Louisiana that encompass 755,176 ac were leased for a total expenditure of $2.677 billion. Geophysical activity increased from 583 crew weeks reported in 1979 to a record 826.5 crew weeks in 1980.

ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 65
Serial Issue: 10
Title: Louisiana Gulf Coast offshore
Title: World energy developments, 1980
Author(s): Johnson, Arthur H.
Author(s): Anonymous
Affiliation: Gulf Oil Explor. and Prod. Co., New Orleans, LA, United States
Pages: 1885-1890
Published: 198110
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 9
Accession Number: 1982-013819
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 7 tables, sketch map
N28°00'00" - N30°00'00", W94°00'00" - W88°30'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1982
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