Reservoirs and petroleum systems of the Gulf Coast

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Abstract

This GIS product was designed to provide a quick look at the ages and products (oil or gas) of major reservoir intervals with respect to the different petroleum systems that have been identified in the Gulf Coast Region. The three major petroleum source-rock systems are the Tertiary (Paleocene-Eocene) Wilcox Formation, Cretaceous (Turonian) Eagle Ford Formation, and Jurassic (Oxfordian) Smackover Formation. The ages of the reservoir units extend from Jurassic to Pleistocene. By combining various GIS layers, the user can gain insights into the maximum extent of each petroleum system and the pathways for petroleum migration from the source rocks to traps. Interpretations based on these data should improve development of exploration models for this petroleum-rich province.

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Publication type Dataset
Publication Subtype Database-spatial
Title Reservoirs and petroleum systems of the Gulf Coast
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher American Association of Petroleum Geologists, GIS Upstream Digital Reference Information Library
Contributing office(s) Central Energy Resources Science Center
Description 1 map
Country United States
Other Geospatial Gulf of Mexico
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N