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Western Gulf of Mexico - US GoM Shelf

Western Gulf of Mexico - US GoM Shelf

Report summary

The Western Gulf of Mexico encompasses all federal and state waters less than 400 metres (1,312 feet) offshore Texas. Wood Mackenzie defines the federal offshore GoM Shelf boundaries in-line with existing Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) definitions.The Western Gulf of Mexico is the smaller of the two BOEM-defined producing planning areas in the GoM, accounting for around an estimated 11% of total GoM Shelf production.

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Lower oil prices and a call for increased returns from shareholders has caused a subtle shift to occur in the upstream oil and gas industry. This shift is increasing investment opportunities and driving capital discipline.

In this Upstream Oil and Gas Field report you'll find information about participation, exploration, geology, reserves, production, infrastructure, cost, economics and much more.

For potential investors, governments and companies in the oil and gas sector, this report provides an understanding of critical issues at the field level. It will help give you a commercial view of the field and recognise potential benefits and risks.

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Summary
    • Key issues
      • Managing conventional decline
      • Lease sales
      • Ultra-deep exploration
      • Rigs and equipment
      • Regulatory environment
      • Fiscal terms
  • Location maps
  • Participation
    • Acreage positions
    • Recent acquisitions and divestments
  • Geology
    • Regional structural framework
    • Regional stratigraphic framework
    • Geological play characterisation
    • Play models
    • Assumptions
  • Exploration and development
    • Basin history
    • Exploration Drilling
      • Ultra-deep Shelf
    • Development Drilling
    • Drilling summary
    • Lease Sales
  • Reserves and resources
    • Total basin reserves
    • Reserves by resource type
    • Reserves benchmarking - companies analysed
  • Production
    • Total basin production
    • Production by resource type
  • Infrastructure
    • Gas infrastructure
    • Liquids infrastructure
  • Costs
    • Capital costs
    • Operating costs
  • Economic analysis
    • Operational metrics

In this report there are 36 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Western Gulf of Mexico Location Map
    • Western Gulf of Mexico
  • Participation
    • Participation: Table 1
    • Net Lease Holding (Top 20 Companies)
  • Geology
    • Basin Stratigraphic Column
    • Geology: Table 1
    • Basin and Geological Plays Map
    • Geology: Table 2
    • Geology: Table 3
  • Exploration and development
    • Total Basin New Producing Wells (1990-2014)
    • Exploration and development: Table 1
    • Net Drilling - Top 5 Plays (2011-2020)
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves by play
    • Remaining 2P Reserves by Play (at 01/01/2015)
    • Remaining 2P Reserves by Resource Type (at 01/01/2015)
    • Reserves and resources: Table 2
    • Remaining 2P Reserves - Top 20 Companies (at 01/01/2015)
  • Production
    • Total Basin Production (2010-2029)
    • Production by play
    • Production: Table 2
    • Production by Play
    • Production by Resource Type
    • Production benchmarking - companies analysed
    • Production: Table 4
  • Infrastructure
    • Infrastructure: Table 1
    • Major Gas Pipelines Schematic
    • Infrastructure: Table 2
    • Major Liquids Pipelines Schematic
  • Costs
    • Costs: Table 1
    • Costs: Table 2
    • Remaining Capex by Resource Type (at 01/01/2015)
    • Costs: Table 3
    • Opex by Resource Type (at 01/01/2015)
  • Economic analysis
    • Economic analysis: Table 1
    • Financial metrics
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