This section has a nice geographical diversity. While four of the papers analyze wells or other data from the Gulf of Mexico, we also have papers from India and Thailand and one paper from the laboratory.

Mechanism is a recurring theme in these papers. Knowing which mechanisms are responsible for overpressures is key to predicting pressures away from the control wells.

Hua and Hilterman show that overpressure onset is qualitatively different in the northern and southern locales of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). They make a case that the southern (deepwater) GOM is dominated by low net-to-gross sediments, and so...

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