Deep Gulf Calibration Study
The Deep Gulf Calibration Study (1993) is one of the most important coring studies carried out in the Gulf of Mexico. Previous studies had been designed largely on a regional reconnaissance scale to identify sites of hydrocarbon seepage. This study focused 121 cores over known discoveries such as Mars, Ursa, Mickey, Ram-Powell, Hercules/Lobster, and other locations in Ewing Bank and Green Canyon. The results show differences in the intensity and nature of hydrocarbon seepage over stratigraphic and structural traps, and illustrate how most of the major oil discoveries are associated with levels of seepage that relate to the subsurface geology.
Deliverables for this study include PDF images of core logs (core locations and descriptions) and data volumes with the results of the following analyses: total scanning fluorescence, C15+ gas chromatography, and C1-C4 hydrocarbons (headspace).