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Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and the MMS

Jim Regg
Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and the MMS (in Deepwater, Gene Sparkman (prefacer))
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK) (April 1999) 18 (4): 509-510


The western and central portions of the northern Gulf of Mexico constitute one of the world's major oil and gas producing areas and have provided a steady and reliable source of these resources for more than 50 years. The U.S. Minerals Management Service (MMS) is mandated to manage the development of that country's OCS oil and gas resources, while also ensuring safe operations and protecting the human and natural environment. The level of Gulf of Mexico OCS deepwater activities, both drilling and production, has steadily increased, and the discoveries in the deepwater tracts have begun to stack up. Very high rates of production by prolific deepwater wells have convinced operators that the deepwater Gulf of Mexico is a sound investment, and the trend continues to show signs of increase.

ISSN: 1070-485X
EISSN: 1938-3789
Serial Title: Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
Serial Volume: 18
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and the MMS
Title: Deepwater
Author(s): Regg, Jim
Author(s): Sparkman, Geneprefacer
Affiliation: U. S. Department of Interior, Washington, DC, United States
Affiliation: Energy Research Clearing House, The Woodlands, TX, United States
Pages: 509-510
Published: 199904
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 2000-046705
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: sect.
N18°00'00" - N30°04'00", W98°00'00" - W80°30'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 200015
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