Paper Summary

It is no secret that it is becoming more and more of a challenge to meet the expected production increases in the Gulf of Mexico. With its incredible potential, the much touted deep gas shelf play seems to be just out of reach of today’s drilling technology. For elephant hunting, the deepwater areas continue to receive the most attention. This has been aided by recent announcements of 12 deep-water discoveries and the emergence of the deep-water Lower Tertiary Wilcox trend.