A comparison of deepwater petroleum systems; southern and central Morocco and the northeastern United States and Nova Scotia

Author(s): Hermeston, Stephen; Lund, Jeff; Meredith, John
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Corporation, Houston, TX, United States
Volume Title: 2003 AAPG annual convention with SEPM
Volume Author(s): Chidsey, Thomas C., Jr., chairperson
Source: Annual Meeting Expanded Abstracts - American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Vol.12, p.75; AAPG annual convention with SEPM, Salt Lake City, UT, May 11-14, 2003, chaired by Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr. Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States. ISSN: 0094-0038 CODEN: APGAB2
Note: In English. Available on compact disc and on paper
Summary: Exploration and research studies have been undertaken for 40 years on the deepwater margins around the world. A number of industry and research seismic lines are available for the Northeastern United States, Nova Scotia and Central and Southern Morocco. Stratigraphic control is provided from the DSDP/ODP and oil industry well reports. A paleogeographic reconstruction of the North Atlantic prior to the opening of the Atlantic juxtaposes Nova Scotia to Central Morocco and the Northeast Seaboard of the United States to The Southern Territories of Morocco Kerr-McGee is currently evaluating 3.3 million acres in deepwater Nova Scotian waters and has recently signed a large reconnaissance permit covering approximately 27 million acres along the shelf and deepwater of the Southern Territories of Morocco. In progress evaluations of both areas have identified numerous similarities and differences in the structural history, depositional processes and play developments of each area. The presentation will cover these ongoing evaluations and compare and contrast the variability in play type and development resulting from these differences.
Year of Publication: 2003
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 29 Economic Geology, Energy Sources; Africa; Atlantic Coastal Plain; Canada; Central Morocco; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Deep-water environment; Development; Eastern Canada; Eastern U.S.; Evaluation; Maritime Provinces; Morocco; North Africa; Northeastern U.S.; Nova Scotia; Ocean Drilling Program; Offshore; Petroleum; Petroleum exploration; Southern Morocco; United States; Variations
Record ID: 2005052753
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States

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