North American Basin

North American Basin

 

a depression in the floor of the Atlantic Ocean between the North Atlantic Ridge, the continental slope of North America, and the rise of the crescent of the West Indies. Prevailing depths are greater than 5,000 m. The Bermuda Rise, the base of the islands of Bermuda, is in the central part of the basin. The floor of the basin is mainly covered by abyssal red clay and terrigenous silts. The deep Puerto Rico Trench, which has a depth of approximately 8,742 m, the greatest depth in the Atlantic Ocean, is located in the south-western part of the North American Basin.

Table 3. Political divisions of North America
StatesArea (thousand sq km)Population1 (thousands)Capital or administrative center
1 Mid-1972, estimate 2Excluding the Panama Canal Zone 3Under US jurisdiction 4Officially an overseas department Source: Statistical Yearbook 1973. United Nations, New York, 1974.
Independent states
Bahamas..................................13.9185Nassau
Barbados .................................0.43240Bridgetown
Canada ...................................9,976.121,848Ottawa
Costa Rica.................................50.71,843San José
Cuba ....................................114.58,749Havana
Dominican Republic...........................48.74,305Santo Domingo
El Salvador ................................21.43,760San Salvador
Grenada ..................................0.3496St. George’s
Guatemala.................................108.95,409Guatemala
Haiti.....................................27.85,073Port-au-Prince
Honduras .................................112.12,687Tegucigalpa
Jamaica ..................................11.01,923Kingston
Mexico ...................................1,972.552,641Mexico City
Nicaragua.................................130.01,988Managua
Panama2..................................75.61,524Panama
Trinidad and Tobago ..........................5.11,044Port of Spain
United States ...............................9,363.1208,842Washington, D.C.
Possessions of capitalist states
Possessions of Great Britain
Antigua...................................0.473St. John’s
Belize....................................23.0128Belmopan
Bermuda..................................0.0556Hamilton
Cayman Islands..............................0.2611Georgetown
Dominica..................................0.873Roseau
Montserrat.................................0.112Plymouth
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.........................0.465Basseterre
St. Lucia ..................................0.6115Castries
St. Vincent.................................0.691Kingstown
Turks and Caicos Islands........................0.46Grand Turk
Virgin Island(part)..................0.1510Road Town
Possessions of United States
Panama Canal Zone3 ..........................1.445Balboa Heights
Puerto Rico ................................8.92,856San Juan
Virgin Islands (part) ...........................0.367Charlotte Amalie
Possessions of France
Guadeloupe4 ...............................1.8337Basse-Terre
Martinique4 ................................1.1344Fort-de-France
St. Pierre and Miquelon4 ........................0.26St. Pierre
Possessions of the Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles...........................1.0230Willemstad
Possessions of Denmark
Greenland.................................2,175.652Godthaab
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It's no secret that major oil companies have been deploying capital out of the mature North American basin into higher potential overseas arena.
Projects on shale assets in several North American basins have delivered a 35 percent production increase on average.
We believe this position will enable us to serve customers across all of the major North American basins, optimize utilization of our equipment and people, and provide our customers with a full range of well completion and production testing services.
I don't think we are there yet, where profits are being hurt and projects are being canceled," Chuck Chakravarthy, director in the oil and gas sector at Deloitte Consulting, said, adding service costs are creeping higher in North American basins such as the oily South Texas' Eagle Ford formation.
By contrast, beneficiaries of a narrowing Brent-WTI spread include upstream producers in landlocked North American basins, as their price realizations should rise relative to the Brent benchmark.
He brings relevant expertise in new business development in the Rockies and other North American basins, as well as in the International arena.
These transactions continue our strategy of growing our presence in key North American basins via both organic growth and acquisition of quality companies that provide additional organic growth opportunities," said Joe Winkler, chief executive officer of Complete.
It will be constructed using existing utility corridors where possible and will provide access to natural gas supplies from all western North American basins.
Johong expects the higher commodity pricing to drive a surge in drilling, particularly in North American basins, he believes that prices will remain near current levels.
Ridens has twenty-five years of drilling, production and reservoir experience in numerous North American basins.
The current strategy of the company is to maintain its focus on low-cost operations while increasing its reserve base, production and cash flow through investing in other North American basins with under exploited, semi-mature properties, similar to those in the D-J Basin, where the company can utilize its experience as a low- cost operator, and use available cash flows to continue to exploit its existing properties in the D-J Basin.
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