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Abstract: Integrating Sample, Seismic, Petrophysical, and Engineering Data to Revitalize an Old Field


For many old fields, the original cores and/or core data are no longer available to incorporate into new field studies. In such cases cutting samples and permanent core chips from original wildcats and flank dry holes can be used to characterize the reservoir. These samples can be used to understand facies, age zonation, porosity types, percent fracturing, and hydrocarbon shows. Hydrocarbon shows (cut and fluorescence) are still detectable in wells more than fifty years old

These data can be digitized and integrated with the petrophysical, seismic, and reservoir engineering data to discover overlooked pay zones and new potential zones above and below the primary field production interval This presentation documents one such integrated field study.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90936©1998 AAPG Southwest Section Meeting, Wichita Falls, Texas