In the onshore Gulf Coast, Houston Energy concentrates on prospecting in known producing trends and in proven trap configurations. HE pursues three-way highside closures and downthrown rollover features along the lateral extensions of known producing lineaments and the basinward projection of established deltaic fairways. Simultaneously, HE is alert to the identification of lower risk and less expensive shallow structural traps.
In keeping with its overall exploration philosophy, HE keeps a balance between the high-risk/high-return deep prospects with shallower lower-risk/lower-return prospects. HE's diversified exploration program includes shallow salt dome plays, field infill and step-outs, and seismic "Bright Spot" prospects.
HE's exploration approach is heavily oriented toward 3D seismic. HE currently holds license to over 28,000 square miles of 3D data in the Onshore Gulf Coast. Complete integration of all available 2D and 3D seismic, well data, and additional reprocessing of the data with state-of-the-art techniques is mandatory.