PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Scientist Paul Comet
, Houston resident, takes an active interest in the environment and processes that affect the earth, such as the carbon cycle. Relying on his strong background in organic geochemistry, he has spent time studying petroleum sources and the ability to map these sources as a lithostratigraphic entity. He has mapped the entire Gulf of Mexico using geochemical data and found that it is encircled by Mesozoic oils of Jurassic source and also oils of Cretaceous source. As a researcher, he has engaged in ocean drilling projects in the Gulf of Mexico to discover more about the oil sources located there.
A recent article
in Penn Energy discusses the success that the Shell Company has had in exploring oil wells in the Gulf of Mexico. They have drilled a well at Vicksburg, 75 miles offshore in 7,446 feet of water. The well is located in the Mississippi Canyon Block 393. Digging 26,385 feet down into the ocean floor, the well encountered more than 500 feet of net oil pay.
This is an encouraging find as it may lead to potentially recoverable oil resources. It is estimated that the well may provide access to more than 100 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe). This new well is named Vicksburg "A", and joins nearby sites Appomattox and Vicksburg "B". The discoveries at Appomattox and Vicksburg "B" have already revealed the potential for an estimated 500 mmboe of recoverable resources.
About the discovery, Mark Shuster, Executive Vice President Shell Upstream Americas Exploration, explains, "The results of the Vicksburg well strengthen our existing deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration portfolio and should contribute to the nearby Appomattox discovery." Further pursuing additional oil exploration opportunities, Shell and Nexen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited, will create a sidetrack well testing the Corinth prospect, a separate fault block. Future explorations in drilling will occur in conjunction with the Appomattox discovery at a later time.
Paul Comet, Houston researcher, applauds the ongoing research efforts of Shell and similar companies. "The discovery highlights the continued strategic importance of the Gulf of Mexico in petroleum exploration and may indicate that the United States can become self-sufficient in energy once more, without the need for the importation of Canadian syncrude that is associated with a huge carbon dioxide emissions problem," he explains. "Many more such discoveries can be anticipated, particularly in the Eastern and deep water Gulf." Scientist Paul Comet, Houston resident, will continue to follow these discoveries and their impact on energy production by the United States.
Paul Comet, Houston scientist, is an active researcher in the field of science. His work focuses on geochemistry, waste management, petroleum, carbon dioxide emissions neutralization, municipal planning and methods of controlling the carbon cycle. He is committed to exploring ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and ultimately reverse climate change. Dr. Comet has an extensive educational background that supports his work. He holds a Bachelor of Science in geology with a minor in organic chemistry, a Master of Science in micropaleontology, and a PhD in organic geochemistry. Through his research and study, he has had more than 40 scientific works published and has presented his finding to others. Two of his most important works are his oil correlation study and his "Planetary Greenhouse Gas Regulation through Management of Municipal Waste" study. Dr. Comet is continually formulating new ideas for reducing waste and creating self-sustaining communities.