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

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Author(s): Hermeston, Stephen A.; Lund, Jeffrey
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Kerr-McGee Oil and Gas Corporation, Houston, TX, United States
Volume Title: AAPG international convention 2002; abstracts
Source: American Association of Petroleum Geologists International Conference Abstracts, Vol.2002; AAPG international convention 2002, Cairo, Egypt, Oct. 27-30, 2002. Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, International
Note: In English
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 paeogeographic 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: 2002
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 29 Economic Geology, Energy Sources; Africa; Atlantic Ocean; Canada; Central Morocco; Continental margin; Continental shelf; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Depositional environment; Eastern Canada; Eastern U.S.; Geophysical methods; Lithologic controls; Maritime Provinces; Morocco; North Africa; North Atlantic; Northeastern U.S.; Nova Scotia; Ocean Drilling Program; Oil wells; Paleogeography; Petroleum; Petroleum exploration; Potential deposits; Reconstruction; Seismic methods; Southern Morocco; Structural controls; United States
Record ID: 2012006227
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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