The Prize Beneath the Salt 

The Prize Beneath the Salt
Publication: Oilfield Review
Volume: 20
Issue: 3
Publication Date: 10/01/2008

The subsalt play in the northern Gulf of Mexico extends basin-ward across a wide expanse of the outer Continental Shelf and Slope of the western and central US Gulf Coast. E&P companies are exploiting this play by drilling structures lying between salt masses or beneath salt canopies. Originally targeting horizons of Miocene through Pleistocene age, some operators are now exploring deeper sands of the Lower Tertiary.

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