Abstract: Reservoir Characterization and Performance of the Upper Cretaceous Frontier Formation in the Green River and Wind River Basins of Wyoming
WOODS, RONALD J., WALTER J. HENDRICKSON, PAUL W. SMITH, CRAIG M. WILLIAMS
The Upper Cretaceous Frontier Formation is a significant producer in many of the Rocky Mountain basins. Hydrocarbon production from the Frontier Sandstone within the Green River and Wind River Basins represents approximately 40% of the total Frontier well (property) population. Cumulative Frontier production from these two basins totals 1.8+ TCF of gas and 11+ million barrels of oil.
The Frontier Sandstone within the Wind River and Green River Basins have been evaluated based upon their open hole well log responses. A consistent variety of parameters have been calculated and recorded in a digital format for ease of statistical analysis. These data are used to reveal general tendencies and discrepancies in the performance of these prolific reservoirs.
Reservoir characteristics of the Frontier will be presented showing trends in thickness, porosity, water saturation, depth, temperature, and production using approximately 450 wells within numerous fields throughout the two basins.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90946©1997 AAPG Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Denver, Colorado