What is it about?

The pressure measurement from the surface to depth almost 20k feet shed light on how the subsurface pressure behaves in time (millions of years) and depth. Knowing the pressure profile in earth's crust is essential for finding energy source (oil and gas).

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Why is it important?

This study is the first of kind to define how compartmentalization created by sand and shale sequence can impact the economic feasibility of an exploration project.


This paper is an eye opener to what the deep water pressure profile development in time and depth, and the strong evidence to divided it to FOUR ZONES.

Dr Selim S. Shaker

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This page is a summary of: Geopressure Compartmentalization in Keathley Canyon, Deep Water, Gulf of Mexico, AAPG Bulletin, January 2001, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG),
DOI: 10.1306/8626cf87-173b-11d7-8645000102c1865d.
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