CHRISTOFFEL, CATHERINE A., JOHN H.
SNOW, CARL J. BURDICK and H. MATT PICKREL
Conoco Inc., Midland, TX
Abstract: Characterization and Description of Thrusted Reservoirs in the Deer Canyon Fields, Val Verde Basin, West Texas
The Val Verde Basin is located in West Texas within the southern portion of the Permian Basin petroleum province Historically, the basin is known for its large structures and multiple-TCF gas fields; recent activity in the basin has focused on foreland thrusted reservoirs of Pennsylvanian and Permian age. The producing intervals in the Deer Canyon Fields are Early Wolfcampian sandstones and Pennsylvanian Strawn carbonates.
Structural compartmentalization, stratigraphic variability, diagenesis and fracturing have created prolific but complex reservoir systems. Successful field development and reservoir characterization of the Deer Canyon reservoirs have required the collection and integration of significant amounts of geological, geophysical, and engineering data. Utilization and interpretation of many data types such as 3-D seismic data, conventional well log and image data, core data, pressure data and other fluid properties provide the framework for understanding depositional and structural complexities associated with the reservoirs.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90918©1999 AAPG Southwest Section Meeting, Abilene, Texas