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1 - Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  04 March 2021

Peter B. Flemings
Affiliation:
University of Texas, Austin
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The Deepwater Horizon blowout of the Macondo well in Mississippi Canyon block 252 in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico began on April 20, 2010 (Figs. 1.1 and 1.2). Eleven people died and approximately four million barrels of oil leaked into the Gulf of Mexico (Boebert & Blossom, 2016). Through this event, the general public became aware of the enormous pressures encountered in sedimentary basins and of the extraordinary complexity and risk associated with finding and producing hydrocarbons in the deep ocean.

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A Concise Guide to Geopressure
Origin, Prediction, and Applications
, pp. 1 - 8
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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  • Introduction
  • Peter B. Flemings, University of Texas, Austin
  • Book: A Concise Guide to Geopressure
  • Online publication: 04 March 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781107326309.001
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  • Introduction
  • Peter B. Flemings, University of Texas, Austin
  • Book: A Concise Guide to Geopressure
  • Online publication: 04 March 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781107326309.001
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  • Introduction
  • Peter B. Flemings, University of Texas, Austin
  • Book: A Concise Guide to Geopressure
  • Online publication: 04 March 2021
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781107326309.001
Available formats
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