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Oil and gas potential of the Maritime Boundary region in the central Gulf of Mexico

R. Q. Foote, R. G. Martin and R. B. Powers
Oil and gas potential of the Maritime Boundary region in the central Gulf of Mexico
AAPG Bulletin (July 1983) 67 (7): 1047-1065

Abstract

U. S. Geological Survey study. Six assessment areas; based on generally distinct geologic characteristics. Study focused on source beds and thermal maturation, reservoir rocks, structural and stratigraphic traps, and seals and timing of hydrocarbon migration relative to formation of traps. Individual assessment areas appear to have the most attractive petroleum potential in the following order: Perdido Foldbelt, Sigsbee Knolls, Abyssal Gulf Basin, Campeche Escarpment, Rio Grande Margin, and Sigsbee Escarpment. Estimates of the amount of petroleum resources ultimately recoverable were not calculated.M-Modified journal abstract.


ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 67
Serial Issue: 7
Title: Oil and gas potential of the Maritime Boundary region in the central Gulf of Mexico
Affiliation: U. S. Geol. Surv., United States
Pages: 1047-1065
Published: 198307
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
References: 49
Accession Number: 1983-056019
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables, sketch maps
N22°30'00" - N26°30'00", W97°00'00" - W85°45'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1983
Program Name: USGSOPNon-USGS publications with USGS authors
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