Western Gulf Consortium I
The Western Gulf Consortium (1996) encompassed 152 cores across Keathley Canyon, Walker Ridge, Alaminos Canyon, southern East Breaks and Garden Banks, sited using state-of-the-art geophysical techniques. The results delineate a major seep belt of presumably Upper Jurassic-sourced oil across part of the study area. The seepage intensity decreases to the west, an area in which the prolific Upper Jurassic source rocks are thermally overmature.
Deliverables for this study include PDF images of core logs (core locations and descriptions), data volumes with the results of the following analyses: total scanning fluorescence, C15+ gas chromatography, C1-C4 hydrocarbons (headspace), and biomarker, and a final, interpretive report.