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The STARR Philosophy

The philosophy of Project STARR is to work with State Lands operators to

  1. Deploy advanced recovery strategies and newly developed technologies on a field-by-field basis to ensure maximum recovery efficiency
  2. Encourage exploration in under-developed areas or new plays
  3. To exploit unconventional hydrocarbon resources.

The most volumetrically significant State Lands oil and gas resources are in the Gulf Coast and the Permian Basin (see figure). Project STARR’s approach is to concentrate on these two mature resource areas, where innovative and cost-effective strategies can best be deployed to stem the production decline.

Stae lands Oil and Gas remainders


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