Challenges and Logistics of Hydrocarbon Exploration in the Southeastern United States
Most of the Southeastern United States area is far from established production; however, land lease prices may be favorable. Most of the eastern seaboard and much of the lower 48 states land mass is under-explored using oil and gas exploration drilling. The sedimentary sequence is thinner than the Gulf Coast and some reservoir quality rocks were probably subjected to fresh water invasion and flushing over time. In spite of these important issues, the author is optimistic and believes that some significant hydrocarbon accumulations may still remain awaiting discovery.
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