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Abstract: Reservoir Characterization and Modeling of Deltaic Facies, Lower Wilcox, Concordia Parish, Louisiana

Philip Schenewerk, Donald Goddard, John Echols

Production decline in several fields in Concordia Parish, Louisiana, has sparked interest in the economic feasibility of producing the remaining bypassed oil in the lower Wilcox. One of these fields, the Bee Brake field, located in townships 4N, 6E and 4N, 7E, has been one of the more prolific oil-producing areas in east central Louisiana.

The producing interval in the field, the Minter, typically consists of an upper Bee Brake sand and a lower Angelina sand. Cumulative production from the Angelina has been 2.1 mm STB of oil. A detailed study of a conventional core in the center of the field presented a 15-ft-thick Minter interval bounded above and below by sealing shales and lignites of lower delta plain marsh facies. The lower oil producing 3-ft thick Angelina consists of fine to medium sandstone of overbank bay fill facies. The upper 4-ft thick Bee Brake is a very fine silty sandstone with characteristics of a crevasse splay deposit.

Special core analysis data (capillary pressure, relative permeability, and waterflood recovery) were obtained and have been used to develop a simulation model of the two reservoirs in the Minter. This model incorporates the geologic and engineering complexities noted during the first comprehensive evaluation of the field area. The model results will be used by the operators in the field to plan the optimal development for enhanced recovery. In addition, the production potential of the Bee Brake sand has been defined.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90983©1994 GCAGS and Gulf Coast SEPM 44th Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, October 6-7, 1994