Upper Garden Banks/East Breaks
The Upper Garden Banks/East Breaks Study was one of the more important piston core surveys of the late 1980's, as it pre-dated the bulk of exploration drilling in this region. Results from 228 cores identify one of the most prolific seep belts along the Gulf of Mexico slope and clearly illustrate the relationship between seeps and major oil discoveries, such as Cooper and Auger. An equally compelling link is evident between areas lacking significant seepage and the incidence of dry holes.
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).