All of Byron Energy’s blocks are located in the shallow waters of the Outer Continental Shelf and Transition Zone of the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Louisiana. The blocks have attractive geological characteristics which are highly favourable for hydrocarbon generation, accumulation and commercial development. Key features include:
previous discoveries and production within most of the blocks;
shallow water depths: 10 – 60m;
variety of structures including salt domes, rollover closures, fault structures and anticlines;
stratigraphic traps such as channel sands and bar sands;
targets updip from known production, where sands can be intersected updip by 110 – 300m to prior oil production from the same reservoirs; and
sandstones have typically 30% porosity and permeabilities around 500 millidarcies, thus making these excellent reservoirs.