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HYDROCARBON SETTING IN THE ONSHORE GULF OF MEXICO. What We Don’t Know , and… What We Can Find in a Mature World-Class Hydrocarbon Province. WHY THIS SEMINAR?. Onshore GOM A Mature Province ‘Written Off’ by Majors… well, sort of New Exploration needs New Ideas

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hydrocarbon setting in the onshore gulf of mexico

HYDROCARBON SETTING IN THE ONSHORE GULF OF MEXICO

What We Don’t Know , and…

What We Can Find

in a Mature World-Class Hydrocarbon Province

2004 SIPES SEMINAR

why this seminar
WHY THIS SEMINAR?
  • Onshore GOM A Mature Province
    • ‘Written Off’ by Majors… well, sort of
  • New Exploration needs New Ideas
    • Better Exploring through Tectonics and Stratigraphy
  • But still, most HC found in existing fields
    • The Era of the ‘Develicat’
  • Share Our Successes - our Failures - our Ideas!

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aim of this talk
AIM OF THIS TALK
  • Take a Regional View of the Western and Central Gulf Coast Basin (Onshore Gulf of Mexico)
  • Set the Stage for others’ talks with ‘Big Picture’
  • Focus on what we don’t know -- where the future plays may lie!

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the big picture
THE BIG PICTURE
  • Mesozoic Rifting unstitches Paleozoic Assembling
    • Leaves High and Low Blocks; strike slip in South Texas, MAFLA, elsewhere?
  • Cretaceous Events:
    • Mexican Subsidence and Compression
    • Thermal Doming
  • Tertiary: Filling in the Gulf, with a Salt (and Shale) Cushion

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end of paleozoic
END OF PALEOZOIC

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early mesozoic
EARLY MESOZOIC

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jura cretaceous
JURA-CRETACEOUS

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late cretaceous
LATE CRETACEOUS

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paleogene
PALEOGENE

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neogene
NEOGENE

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three focus areas
THREE FOCUS AREAS
  • Northern Gulf Rim - Jurassic & Cretaceous
    • Established clastic & carbonate plays
  • South Texas and the Border
    • Different Tectonics, different plays
  • Tertiary Shelf Margins
    • Middip, SMD and deep-water plays

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north rim smackover
North Rim - SMACKOVER

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north rim haynesville
North Rim - HAYNESVILLE

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north rim tithonian
North Rim - TITHONIAN

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north rim berriasian
North Rim - BERRIASIAN

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lower rio grande border region
LOWER RIO GRANDE BORDER REGION
  • Also known as “Rio Grande Embayment”
  • Junction of Gulf of Mexico & Cordillera
    • GM: TrJ Extension, subsidence, alkaline Kv, gravity tectonics
    • Cord: PTr arc, J transcurrent, JK extension, K subsidence, KT compression, Tv and T uplift
    • Shared stratigraphy since mid-Jurassic
    • Variety of hydrocarbon habitats

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tectonic map overview
TECTONIC MAP OVERVIEW

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crustal cross section
CRUSTAL CROSS SECTION

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paleozoic and triassic
Paleozoic andTriassic

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gulf opening
GULF OPENING

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border rift
BORDER RIFT

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maver ick rio grande map
MAVER-ICK-RIO GRANDE MAP

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gulf coast map
GULF COAST MAP

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exploration possibilities
EXPLORATION POSSIBILITIES
  • Masked mid-Jurassic structures
    • Transcurrent structures, rift valleys abound
    • Small crustal blocks may be found, with Jurassic carbonate shoals rimming them
    • Could affect subsequent salt movement
  • K subsidence
    • Migration NE from Mexican ‘hydrocarbon kitchens’
    • Into basin-edge traps in South Texas
  • KT Burial
    • Eagle Ford maturity window shallows to SW
  • Salt tectonics
    • South Texas exploration is different from areas to east!

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tertiary seqstrat plays
TERTIARY - SEQSTRAT PLAYS
  • Shelf-margin deltas in growth-faulted environments
    • Classic (since 1950s), mostly mature
  • ‘Middip’ channel and shelf settings
  • Deepwater sands seaward of the shelf margin
  • Subsalt plays and tiered structures

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yegua plays
YEGUA PLAYS

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speculation on future onshore plays
SPECULATION ON FUTURE ONSHORE PLAYS
  • Deep Water Fan Deposits increasingly important - J, K and T
  • Subsalt Play for Wilcox?
  • Renewed Focus on Source Rocks and Migration Pathways
  • Shallow Oil and Heavy Oil - a technological frontier
  • Life After Bright Spots

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thanks
THANKS!

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