Green Canyon

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This article is about Green Canyon an area in the Gulf of New Mexico. For Green Canyon a tourist destination in Pangandaran Regency, near Pangandaran, West Java, Indonesia, see [[Green Canyon]].
Green Canyon is located in USA
Green Canyon
Green Canyon (USA)

Green Canyon is an area in the Gulf of Mexico[1] that is rich in oil fields and under the control of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Among other oil fields Green Canyon consist of Atlantis (blocks 699, 700, 742, 743, and 744) operated by BP, Marco Polo (block 608) and K2 (blocks 518 and 562) operated by Anadarko Petroleum, Manatee (block 155) operated by Shell, Shenzi (blocks 609, 610, 653, and 654) operated by BHP Billiton, Droshky (block 244) operated by Marathon Oil, Tahiti (blocks 596, 597, 640 and 641) operated by Chevron Corporation.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] [9]

Green Canyon, block 185 is known as Bush Hill and is a well known cold seep with a wide array of tube worms. In this area, the first time in Gulf of Mexico gas hydrates were recovered in piston cores.[10] [11]

Additionally, like most of the Gulf of Mexico, there is a significant amount of salt tectonics.

Blocks in this protraction area are defined in UTM zone 15 north in feet.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geographic.org. "Green Canyon: Undersea Features (Full name, Geographic coordinates, map)". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Atlantis". SubseaIQ. Rigzone. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  3. ^ "Marco Polo Field, United States of America". Offshore Technology. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  4. ^ "K2 Field, United States of America". Offshore Technology. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  5. ^ "Manatee Field, Gulf of Mexico, United States of America". Offshore Technology. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  6. ^ "Shenzi Field, United States of America". Offshore Technology. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  7. ^ "Droshky Field, Gulf of Mexico, United States of America". Offshore Technology. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  8. ^ "Tahiti, United States of America". Offshore Technology. Retrieved 2012-01-02. 
  9. ^ "Appendix A. Announced Deepwater Discoveries (Sorted by Project Name)". Deepwater Gulf of Mexico - America's Expanding Frontier. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  10. ^ Buster, Noreen A.; Holmes, Charles W. (2011). Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota. Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies Series 3. Texas A&M University Press. p. 249. ISBN 978-1-60344-290-9. 
  11. ^ "Leasing Activity: Figure 8. Gas hydrates on the seafloor in Green Canyon Block 185". Deepwater Gulf of Mexico - America's Expanding Frontier. Retrieved 2013-04-13. 
  12. ^ "Gulf of Mexico: Maps and Spatial Data". Retrieved 2011-08-30. 

Coordinates: 27°03′N 90°27′W / 27.05°N 90.45°W / 27.05; -90.45