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NESTER, DOUGLAS C., Orion Energy Inc., Houston, TX, GENE ERWIN, Parallel Petroleum, Houston, TX, and Previous HitPETERNext Hit M. Previous HitDUNCANTop, Orion Energy Inc., Houston, TX

ABSTRACT: 3-D and the Penn Reef Play: Recent Experience

Three-dimensional (3-D) seismic has driven a resurgence of the reef play in the Permian basin over the last two years. Surveys are being shot over 100 and 200 sections at a time, fueling what has become increasingly a land play. Drilling success ratios in excess of 80% are being claimed. Good wells are being made, sometimes within sight of a dry hole. This paper presents a methodology for the proper use of 3-D as an exploration tool with field examples taken from west Texas.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90991©1993 AAPG Mid-Continent Section Meeting, Amarillo, Texas, October 10-12, 1993.