Paper Summary

By analyzing the reasons for success and failure of a given well, we can learn more about the hydrocarbon system in which the well was drilled and improve the chances of success in the future. TGS has reviewed historical well/drilling activity in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico to identify 100 "key exploratory, discovery, and stratigraphic wells." The analysis of well log data, paleo data, well reports, production data, and 3D seismic data is combined to give a comprehensive overview.