Forbes Mag: Is BP’s blown-out well sitting atop “One Of America’s Biggest Oil Fields?” — Nearby #3 and #4 ranked in U.S.


BP's Gulf Well: One Of America's Biggest Oil Fields?, Forbes, August 16, 2010:

Chief Executive Tony Hayward has given the field a likely range of between 50 million and 100 million barrels--though he had good reason to downplay its size. ...

Over the past three decades more than 30 big oil and gas fields have been discovered and developed near Macondo's neighborhood, an area known as the Mississippi Canyon, ...

Macondo is located in Mississippi Canyon block 252. Blocks 778 and 807, better known as Thunder Horse and Mars-Ursa, constitute the third and fourth biggest oil fields in the U.S. by reserves. Thunder Horse, in 6,000 feet of water, was discovered by BP in 1999. Combined with other discoveries at nearby Thunder Horse North, the proved reserves are thought to be as much as 2 billion barrels. ...

These wells... are far and away the most productive in the Gulf. ...

1 comment to Forbes Mag: Is BP’s blown-out well sitting atop “One Of America’s Biggest Oil Fields?” — Nearby #3 and #4 ranked in U.S.

  • Howard T. Lewis III

    This oil field may just provide enough cash equity to pay workers and enslave BP, Halliburton and other guilty parties to work cleaning up this mess.
    The chromosomal damage showing up necessitates BP, BlackRock, and Halliburton's participation. Game's over.

Leave a Reply

 

 

 

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>